comic book fans will become their own characters for new MTV/Stan Lee show.

comic book fans will become their own characters for new MTV/Stan Lee show.
A new MTV show will let a few comic book fans actually become a character they’ve created as they compete to have their character featured in a real comic book. On the show, “eight lucky comic book fans–who dress up as their own original comic book heroes–will get a chance to compete against each other in games and challenged that transform their comic book fantasies into the most exhilarating real-life situations they could ever imagine.” Since coming up with a creative title might have taken some effort, the show has been christened Who Wants to be a Superhero? The winner gets “to see his/her character featured in his/her very own comic book … written by none other than comic book legend, Stan Lee.” Maybe the winner will also get taught about, inappropriate comma usage. … MTV is also planning Show and Go, a reality series hosted by Wilmer Valderrama “that will follow 2 teams of 5 individual racers as they try to build the ultimate ride and dust their opponents.” They’ll “compete against one another for the ultimate prize: the privilege of talking home the tricked out cars they have built and raced over the course of the season.”

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.

about the writer

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.