Trista is pregnant with the first Bachelor baby

Bachelorette star Trista Rehn is pregnant, and was helped in the process by Ryan Sutter, her husband and the man she met on the show. The series barely produces lasting relationships, so unless I’m missing a secret pregnancy, this marks a notable occasion: the franchise’s first spawn.

“We are so happy after two years of trying,” Trista told People. And Ryan said, “I am happy to be able to finally be a dad.”

Considering that Trista and Ryan’s wedding was watched by more people than watched Princess Diana marry Prince Charles, the fetus’ presence opens up a number of possibilities for ABC, which needs to milk its reality successes as much as it can.

Maybe Ty Pennington and the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition crew can remodel Trista and Ryan’s house to add a nursery. Then, ABC can offer the couple another $1 million to air the birth. Later, Supernanny can pay a visit to politely tell them what shitty parents they’ve become, and when they need money to pay for private school or college, or just a vacation from one another, they can go on Wife Swap.

Trista and Ryan Sutter Expecting First Child [People]

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.