the alliance begins to crumble and Mitchell heads over the falls.

the alliance begins to crumble and Mitchell heads over the falls.
After Ogakor again lost immunity, there was a tie vote at Tribal Council–twice!–between Mitchell and Keith. The solution to the deadlock: the person who received the most number of votes in previous tribal councils would get booted. Keith, ironically, voted for Mitchell last week, and so Mitchell was voted out of the tribe. The tie came after Tina caught on and realized Jerri would likely target her next, so she and Keith allied with Colby, and Jerri’s harem fell apart. Also on Survivor 2, Michael caught and killed a (drugged? just really slow?) pig, much to Kimmi’s dismay.

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.