Introducing the latest version of reality blurred

Welcome to the newest edition of reality blurred.

As you’ll see, fundamentally, the site retains the same features and layout, as a lot of changes are invisible but make things easier for me. Besides a hopefully more modern aesthetic, the site now takes advantage of the wider screens that 95 percent of you use. In addition, it should make the site more easy to navigate, particularly the six years worth of articles (6,300 and counting) and the many shows and their many seasons (250+).

Thanks to those of you who’ve sent feedback and comments during the longer-than-expected beta testing period. To the kind, helpful soul who said “i coulda pulled a better redesign out of my [ass],” I appreciate your comments. And that’s a very talented ass you have; you should let it do consulting.

As always, let me know if anything doesn’t work for you, and I welcome your feedback, particularly if it has to do with a talented body part. And thanks for reading.

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.