Corinne, Sean are Next Action Stars.

Corinne, Sean are Next Action Stars.
NBC’s Next Action Star ended its run last night after skipping an episode, and Corinne Van Ryck de Groot and Sean Carrigan were named the new action stars. They’ll star in the made-for-TV movie “Bet Your Life” next Wednesday on NBC, and each get $25,000. The Ottawa Sun talks to Corinne, who was a former Ottawa cop, and who says she’d “never” do a show like this again; she’s moving to LA to take acting classes, and “said agents have been calling and she’s already lined up one business deal to market exercise videos and clothing.” By the way, NBC has helpfully posted a recap for episode nine, which never aired.

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.