Tough Enough could return on Spike TV; left MTV because of lack of control.

Tough Enough could return on Spike TV; left MTV because of lack of control.
In a radio interview, the WWE’s Al Snow–also the host of the three seasons of Tough Enough–said the show may return for a fourth season on Spike TV. but not on MTV. A WrestleView.com recap of the interview says that “Snow said ideas have been floating around about Tough Enough 4 getting picked up by Spike TV, although nothing has been set in stone.” Why won’t it return to MTV? Snow says that “one of the main reasons for it not returning on MTV was because they didn’t have full 100% control of how everything went down. He mentioned how it had nothing to do with lack of ratings or interest because it drew very solid ratings and was a huge success all three seasons.” Snow also “thinks it’s a crock that people thought [the series] exposed the business too much as the current audience is much more sophisticated than what it was 10 or 20 years ago.”

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.