FOX pulls Playing it Straight.

FOX pulls Playing it Straight.
We’re going to have to wait until this summer to find out who’s gay and who’s straight, as FOX has pulled Playing it Straight from its schedule. About 3.9 million people watched it each of the three weeks it aired, according to Variety. It will return sometime this summer, but in the meantime, “Totally Outrageous Behavior” and “World’s Craziest Videos” will air Fridays at 8. FOX is also switching Forever Eden and the brilliant Wonderfalls, which moves from Friday to Thursdays. Wonderfalls will air opposite The Apprentice and CSI, where it’s sure to be watched by the three people who aren’t watching NBC or CBS at that hour.

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

NBC's super-fun December a capella singing competition The Sing-Off is returning, but without its star judge, Ben Folds, and only as a two-hour special. Those are really depressing changes for a series that proved itself to be a super-fun show when it returned last December.


A film director talks about becoming a reality TV character

Anna Martemucci

What is it like to have your life turned into reality TV? Director Anna Martemucci, one of the two directors featured on Starz' exceptional reality series, talks about that, the competition, and her collaboration with her husband and brother-in-law.

Plus: How the show's producers tried to keep the $250,000 competition fair.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.