black and white families may live together for RJ Cutler’s new FX show.

black and white families may live together for RJ Cutler’s new FX show.
RJ Cutler is producing a show for FX that “will chronicle the lives of a white family and a black family, possibly living under one roof,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. He says, “It is a provocative examination of race relations and how it affects real people. It’s going to be entertaining; it’s going to be engaging; it’s going to be challenging and provocative, but in really accessible way.” FX is currently searching for families to participate. FX, by the way, is where Cutler initially conceived of American Candidate; this new show “came out of a meeting Cutler had with FX entertainment president John Landgraf soon after Landgraf took the job in January,” the paper reports.

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.