Babes on a Bus: The Onion’s “major slut spill” may become a reality

First there was Bret Michaels’ VH1 show Rock of Love Bus, and now Fox is producing a pilot for a dating series called Babes on a Bus, getting the world much closer to the “major slut spill” predicted by The Onion in the hilarious, never-gets-old NSFW story below.

Fox’s latest attempt at a dating series is an Endemol format from Norway and follows 10 women who travel “from small town to small town around the country” on a bus and meet “the town’s finest bachelors, who will be on hand to impress them with romantic scenery and delicious local food,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. The women have the choice of staying with a man or getting back on the bus and risking this:

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.