second Queer Eye season debuts tonight.

second Queer Eye season debuts tonight.
After 25 episodes debuted over the span of a year, and as recently as April, Bravo’s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy has hardly been off the air. Still, the network debuts the second season of the show tonight as the Fab Five tackle fraternal twins tonight at 10 p.m. ET. In the Washington Post, Hank Stuever reviews the episode and “wonder[s] why the Queers keep looking worse while the Straights have improved.” He says it’s time for the show to leave New York (it’s going to Texas), because it “has become lazily dependent on the limitless spas, salons, gourmet groceries and fashion stores of Manhattan, and it has found too many already enlightened hetero males in the Tri-State area to mess around with.”
+ also: Carson says “There’s nothing wrong with bargain clothes”; says after kiss from Jake Gyllenhaal, “I have lived.”

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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