Top Model will air an all-star season this fall

America’s Next Top Model will air its first-ever all-star season this fall. It will be the show’s 17th season, and the network has also renewed the show for its 18th season.

The CW has yet to announce who will appear, but said in a press release that it will be “featuring the models who became breakout characters and who had the most memorable stories from past cycles.”

Perhaps that will include an appearance by Michelle, who can quit like she did on Tough Enough to spend more time with the kid she has with Johnny Fairplay, making their child even more powerful.

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.