MTV needs straight male virgins for Suburban Virgin

MTV is looking for straight guys in Los Angeles over the age of 18 who have yet to have sex. They’ll be cast for a new show, Suburban Virgin.

MTV tells reality blurred that this show is different than The Virgin Diaries, a UK show that MTV is importing. Instead, it’s “a reality take on [The 40-Year-Old Virgin] … following men on their quest to find a girl and loose their virginity,” a rep said.

The casting notice says guys who want to participate “must live within driving distance of the Los Angeles area and have limited to no experience with the opposite sex.”

Those who should e.mail [email protected] with their name, location, phone number, e.mail address, a photo, and “a brief history of love life.”

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.