For Love or Money 3 debuts tonight.

For Love or Money 3 debuts tonight.
NBC kicks off the summer reality season with the debut of For Love or Money 3 tonight at 9 p.m. ET. This season’s twist, which isn’t exactly a secret: The women are all playing for either $1 million or $1; they don’t know that they might be whoring themselves for a buck, nor do they know that the guy knows. Speaking of not knowing, model Preston Mercer, who is the man in question, didn’t even know he was on NBC’s money-grubbing reality show. It’d be unfair to chalk this up to the fact that he’s a model, as producers lied to him and said he was on a show called “Adventures in Love.” Still, he had seen some previous episodes of the show, but “recognize host Jordan Murphy when he first met him,” TV Guide says.

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

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A film director talks about becoming a reality TV character

Anna Martemucci

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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.