FOX pulls Seriously Dude, I’m Gay.

FOX pulls Seriously Dude, I’m Gay.
Just under two weeks before it was going to air the two-hour special Seriously, Dude, I’m Gay, FOX has decided to kill the series. The network pulled the series before meeting with GLAAD about their concerns, and they were concerned after seeing a tape: In a statement, GLAAD says the show was “an exercise in systematic humiliation, with contestants referring to the experience as their ‘worst nightmare’ and complaining that they were ‘trapped in gay hell.'” GLAAD also reports that “One contestant had to tell his former wrestling teammate that he liked the sport because he enjoyed ‘close contact with sweaty boys.’ And later in the week he had to fork-feed dinner to a blind date, get the man to spank him and fool him into securing a second date.” FOX says the show was pulled “for creative reasons.”

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.