Watch the Kardashians minus all the Kardashians

Removing all the Kardashians and Kris Jenner from Keeping Up with the Kardashians unsurprisingly results in a better show. It also results in a few surreal minutes of Bruce Jenner talking to and interacting with himself.

The video, edited by Alexander Pyle to remove Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, Kris, and other kast members of the E! reality show, attributes its concept to Ethan Sedelmeier. As The AV Club notes, it’s very reminiscent of Garfield Minus Garfield, the fantastic edited version of the comic strip that removes its feline star “in order to reveal the existential angst of a certain young Mr. Jon Arbuckle.”

“Existential angst” describes this well. My absolute favorite parts are the silent “coming up” segments; they’re captivating and I don’t know why.

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.

about the writer

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.