VH1’s Surreal Life 3 debuts on Sunday.

VH1’s Surreal Life 3 debuts on Sunday.
The Surreal Life 3 kicks off at 10 p.m. ET on Sunday evening, as it moves to its new VH1 home. “Celebrities” Charo, Dave Coulier, Flavor Flav, Jordan Knight, Brigitte Nielsen, and Ryan Starr will move in together in a house owned by Glen Campbell. The first episode is titled “Six Degrees of Irritation,” and in it, “[r]oom politics get under way and Charo takes charge while Jordan bums out at the lack of privacy.” Jordan also apparently bums out once he realizes that he’s on a reality TV show, calling his manager and saying, “You know I don’t like this. I feel like a prostitute,” Variety reports. The paper’s review says the cast “begins the show as older, fatter, balder, puffier versions of their former, more famous selves.”

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.