first out Debb sat on the raft and pouted after the challenge.

first out Debb sat on the raft and pouted after the challenge.
The recap of last night’s premiere episode reveals a key fact that wasn’t part of the premiere episode last night. The Kucha tribe decided to finish the race despite losing the flame in their torch, but Debb just sat on the raft and had to be pulled in. And she wonders why she was the first contestant voted out of the Outback on Survivor 2.
+ also: Debb confirms relationship with her stepson on The Early Show.

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.