Glee reality series will air on Oxygen

Fox and Glee producer Ryan Murphy cancelled plans for a Glee reality show that would have aired on Fox late this summer, but now Oxygen has picked up the series to find a new cast member. It will be broadcast next summer.

Deadline reported that repeats of “Glee will be heading to Oxygen, which we hear is paying mid-six figures per episode, plus airing a 2011 reality show to find the next Glee star.” The site says that the reality competition will air “on Oxygen for next summer, which fits into the network’s all-unscripted lineup, [and] will feature contestants vying for a role on the musical dramedy.”

BIG SYNDICATION DEALS FOR 20TH TV: ‘Glee’ To Oxygen; ‘Modern Family’ To USA [Deadline]

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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