Bravo gives Bethenny Frankel, Christian Siriano, and Fabio Viviani their own reality series

Three stars of Bravo reality series are getting their own docudrama reality shows.

As expected, The Real Housewives of New York City‘s Bethenny Frankel will get her own docudrama that’s “an up close and personal look at her career.” That series has been rumored since July, and although Bethenny is currently filming Real Housewives, reports suggest she’s not interacting with the other women as much, setting up her departure.

Meanwhile, Project Runway 4 winner Christian Siriano’s show “will follow the New York based designer as he takes his burgeoning fashion lines and career to the next level,” and Top Chef 5 finalist Fabio Viviani’s upcoming series “focuses on the extravagant Viviani and his business partner Jacopo Falleni as they try to reach a wider and more diverse client base and cater high-end events,” Bravo said in a press release.

Bravo Announces Three Docu-Series In Development with Network Favorites [Bravo 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.