No Vegas or Arizona Housewives, though Andy Cohen backs away from no-more comment

Bravo is not producing versions of The Real Housewives in Arizona or Las Vegas, but although Andy Cohen said the network is “done” creating spin-offs, he has backed away from that.

But Cohen wrote on Twitter, “Bravo is not shooting or casting for Vegas or Arizona Housewives. It is not true and we have no association to either project.”

That followed a report in the Las Vegas Review-Journal that auditions were being held there earlier this month, and reports on gossip web sites that said a pilot for an Arizona version was being filmed in Scottsdale, which the Arizona Republic reported weren’t true.

But that’s not to say we may not have a new housewives series someday. In an interview with TV Squad, Andy Cohen backed away from his earlier statement that Bravo was done with creating spin-offs. “Um, I mean, you know, look, I mean, look, never say never, but I think we’re really good right now,” he said.

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.