has MTV’s Road Rules been cancelled?

has MTV’s Road Rules been cancelled?
MTV’s second reality series, and the first reality show to introduce a prize element, might be over. The official announcement about The Real World Austin failed to mention anything about Road Rules, whereas in the past, new seasons have been announced together. TV Tome’s page for the series says that after the 13th season, its status is now “On Hiatus/TBD.” Additionally, Bunim-Murray’s casting page only has announcements for Real World casting (although in the past the shows have been cast concurrently). Perhaps most damning is an anonymous report that comes to reality blurred. A person identifying themselves as a reality show producer writes, “according to my Bunim-Murray sources, Road Rules (the regular version) has been cancelled, at least for the time being.”

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

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A film director talks about becoming a reality TV character

Anna Martemucci

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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.