Laguna Beach returning for a second season next year, and will be on DVD.

Laguna Beach returning for a second season next year, and will be on DVD.
Despondent over the conclusion of Laguna Beach, which ended Tuesday (but repeats today and Saturday)? Fret no more: MTV has officially renewed the unscripted drama reality series for a second season. It will continue to follow the original cast, although some have left for college, and some new pretty faces will join the cast. Kristin will apparently take over as the drama queen in charge, while clinging to her relationship with (physically and mentally) distant Stephen. MTV aired a preview of the new season which promises new faces and “totally new drama.” The new season will premiere next year–and a DVD set of the first season will be released when the new season kicks off.

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.