CBS allowed to continue production of Global Adventure; FOX Family’s Race Around the World will not be alone.

CBS allowed to continue production of Global Adventure; FOX Family’s Race Around the World will not be alone.
FOX Family went to court, asking a judge to stop production on Jerry Bruckheimer’s Global Adventure, which follows teams as they travel around the world and compete with each other. It’s very similar to FOX Family’s show Race Around the World, which features families as contestants, and the cable net said its show would be hurt by CBS’. Inside.com reports that although a judge originally told CBS to stop work, another judge refused to grant an injunction last Wednesday, allowing both shows to go forward.

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.