Queer Eye tapes its 100th episode; will the series end in 2007?

Queer Eye, the groundbreaking makeover show on Bravo, began airing just three years ago. And production just wrapped on the show’s 100th episode, which will air as part of the fifth season. (Of course, people stopped watching about 75 episodes ago, but it’s still a noteworthy milestone.)

In an interview with the Cincinnati Enquirer, co-creator David Collins said recently, “We’re just completing the 100th episode of ‘Queer Eye’ in New York for season five in 2007.” The fourth season, set entirely in Las Vegas, recently began airing.

The Wikipedia entry for the show says that the 100th episode is not only a milestone, but the “proposed final episode” for the whole series, adding that “Bravo has yet to make any official announcement.” No sources are mentioned for this rumor.

And the Wikipedia entry completely loses its credibility in the next paragraph, where it says that the Fab Five are “five openly gay men each of whom possesses a particular talent.” We all know that Jai has no talent whatsoever, or at least none that he can demonstrate on television.

Reality creator aims for comedy with heart [Cincinnati Enquirer]

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

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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.