law school grads battle for partnership.

law school grads battle for partnership.
FOX will air The Partner, a show “in which a group of newly minted lawyers will battle each other to win a job as a partner in a major law firm.” Two teams will compete against each other, “one made up of Ivy League grads, the other consisting of players who attended less prestigious schools,” according to Variety. They “will compete by serving as prosecutors or defenders in mock trials inspired by actual cases. A jury of real people–selected by the lawyers/contestants–will determine the winner of each trial.” The show will air late this summer or next fall.

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.

about the writer

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.