TV Land is bringing back WB’s High School Reunion

The WB is no more, nor is its reality series High School Reunion, which reunited people who used to go to high school together (even if, in some cases, they weren’t all members of the same graduating class). Its third and final season debuted two years ago this December.

Buried inside a TV Land press release from this week was a single paragraph that says the show is getting new life on the cable network. TV Land will debut a new season of the show (its fourth) next summer. There will be one-hour episodes, but it isn’t clear how many have been ordered.

The network says the show “finds former classmates and brings them back together 20 years later to pursue unresolved relationships, romance and rivalries.” The new season will be produced by Mike Fleiss and his production company, Next Entertainment.

TV Land Unveils Original Programming Slate of Pilots and Series to Air on Network Through 2007 [TV Land press release]

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.

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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.