next Real World may be in Austin.

next Real World may be in Austin.
Atlanta was previously reported to be the location for the sixteenth season of The Real World.

But according to information reality blurred has received, the next season might instead be in Austin, Texas. Rumors about Austin have been floating around, but now an anonymous correspondent says that the production company behind the show has rented vans from the Austin Enterprise (“We’ll pick you up!”) for an extended period of time.

Bunim-Murray “just rented a batch of cars for seven months (starting last week) to be used by the production staff,” a source told me. This is the most concrete information we’ve heard, but we might not know where the show is until it actually starts taping.

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.