MTV confirms “that Key West is definitely a possible location” for next Real World.

As reality blurred first reported last week, The Real World Key West seems to be a go. Following up on my report from last week, the Key West Citizen got MTV publicity to admit “that Key West is definitely a possible location, but emphasized that no final decision has been made.” That’s a step up from the broader denial I got last week.

The New York Post also reported yesterday that “local real-estate Web sites began putting out word over the weekend that representatives of the show were seeking a large space, close to the beach, for the latest installment of the reality soap.” However, the Post doesn’t mention these sites.

I’ve also heard that pressure from MTV and local real estate companies, who are trying to make the sale, has kept local Key West media from reporting on this sooner. Plus, there’s our Deep Throat’s report that he was essentially told to shut up by local real estate agents. Threats and intimidation usually don’t come when there’s nothing going on.

Plus, guytv blog is already fake-casting the series, a sure sign that it’s all but a done deal.

Key West considered for ‘Real World’ site [Key West Citizen]
Key to ‘World’ [New York Post]
the real world: key west . episode 1 [guytv blog]
earlier: Key West location under consideration for next Real World [reality blurred]

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.