Like Hopkins, ABC’s Boston Med is a real-life reality series following doctors

Tonight at 10 p.m. ET, ABC debuts another documentary reality series set in a hospital, kind of like a real-life Grey’s Anatomy, except not stupid. Boston Med is a sibling to Hopkins, the series that aired two summers ago, and follows doctors and their patients at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Children’s Hospital Boston. The series includes the world’s second-ever face transplant, which ends up connecting two people followed separately for the series.

Watch an excerpt, which is followed by an interview with one of the doctors who was featured on the show:

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.