Playing it Straight results revealed.

Playing it Straight results revealed.
FOX pulled its who’s-gay-and-who’s-straight reality series Playing it Straight in the middle of its run, and said that the series will never return. They have, however, posted recaps for each of the episodes on the show’s web site, including those that never aired. Now we can compare the results to all of the predictions and speculation. Since no one at FOX has ever heard of HTML before, the recaps are all in Flash, but the helpful folks at TV Barn have posted the final episode’s recap on their site. The results: Out of Chris, Sharif, and Banks–the final three–Jackie picked Banks, who turned out to be straight. Sharif was straight; Chris was gay. Both Jackie and Banks received $500,000, which should be enough to console them over their series’ cancellation.

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.