ABC renews the Bachelorette for a fourth season

This year is quickly becoming the year of the resurrected reality series: The Mole is returning, Paradise Hotel 2 debuts soon, and now ABC has renewed The Bachelorette.

Sometime this summer, more than three years after the third season ended, ABC will debut The Bachelorette 4. It “is being prepped for a possible summer debut, with Mike Fleiss once again exec producing the series he created,” Variety reports.

“ABC is keeping a lid on the creative details on the new” season, according to Variety. In the meantime, The Bachelor 12 will debut in March.

ABC brings back ‘Bachelorette’ [Variety]

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.