Jen Schefft keeps her ring; Bob Guiney gets engaged; ABC gets two-timed.

Jen Schefft keeps her ring; Bob Guiney gets engaged; ABC gets two-timed.
So much Bachelor drama to report on; if only ABC could make what happens after the show the show. Bob Guiney will show up on The View today with Rebecca Budig, who’s on All My Children and who hosted an ABC Family special about the ABC reality show. They’ve been dating for a while, and were engaged just days ago, the night before they showed up together at the Daytime Emmys, Extra reports. The Bachelor 3 dumpee Jen Schefft isn’t dumping the ring she got from Andrew, even though the two are long broken up. Tonight on the After the Final Rose special, she’ll say, “Obviously, it’s a beautiful ring and Andrew said that he bought that for me and that it was mine to keep, so I’m gonna keep it.” Finally, if you’re going to go into Bachelor withdrawal after tonight’s show, ABC and creator Mike Fleiss have something to hold you over: another ABC dating series, this time called The Two Timer. Instead of one guy making out with multiple women who all know they’re competing for his affection, this new series will feature one guy making out with and/or dating perhaps multiple women every day, some of whom are oblivious. The star of the show, Chris, calls himself “The Chrisser,” according to ABC, and “sees himself as the ultimate player.”

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.