The Chicken Man leaves the coop.

The Chicken Man leaves the coop.
George got the boot last night, getting 51 percent of the votes. The rest of the votes went mostly to Jamie: Jamie, 32 percent; Eddie, 14 percent; Curtis, 3 percent. During his interview with trailblazing journalist Julie Chen, George talked about his plan (to get the grass mowed at his house) and the banners. Also, Julie told George that Southern Vermont College has offered a full scholarship to one of George’s daughters.
+ next up: A live show Saturday with more nominations, banishment next Wednesday, and then–hallelujah!–the finale a week from Friday.

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.