rebranded Queer Eye returns tonight.

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy returns for a fourth season tonight at 10 p.m. ET on Bravo, and the show has undergone a tiny makeover of its own. Its name is now Queer Eye, which is such a monumental change that even Bravo’s web designers forgot to make it on the show’s site. Tonight, the Fab Five make over the Boston Red Sox, or at least those team members who agreed to risk their facial hair and masculinity to appear on the show.

The Boston Globe reports on the minor controversy the team members’ appearance–and the Fab Five’s appearance at a game to throw out the first pitch–has caused. One fan was upset because, as the paper reports, “Yankees fans razzed Red Sox fans relentlessly about the makeovers during a series in Yankee Stadium.” The paper talks to a few homophobes (“keep it to yourselves,” one says) and to people who just don’t see why having washed-up reality stars throw out a pitch and wax the backs of a few team members is causing so much consternation.

Queer Eye [Bravo]
TV’s ‘Queer Eye’ guys throw Fenway a curve [The Boston Globe]

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.