Jeff Schroeder’s fake Facebook wall summarizes Big Brother 11 flawlessly

This season of Big Brother may not be the best ever, but it has generated some fantastic satire. First there was cartoon Julie Chen’s interview with producer Allison Grodner, and now a satirical mock-up of Jeff Schroeder’s Facebook wall posted on Survivor Sucks.

It’s rich with material, from the friending/unfriending of Jeff and other houseguests to the ads (“World renowned sports entertainer Jessie Godderz will obsolete your current workout plan!”) Executive producer Allison Grodner also makes appearances, with her fake status indicating she’s booted Chima, which results in a hysterical exchange. Even his relationship status is funny. The whole thing is fantastic, so bravo to its creator.

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.