in an episode of reversals, Kucha loses Jeff because of Kimmi.

in an episode of reversals, Kucha loses Jeff–because of Kimmi.
The long-departed Kimmi affected last night’s Survivor 2 tribal council. Kimmi’s blabbing about Debb’s vote against Jeff caused him to be targeted and lose the tiebreaker (maybe confirming that the spoiler info was right). If only Kucha had known about the two votes against Jerri, she and Jeff would have tied in the tiebreaker with two votes each. Kucha is now vulnerable to an Ogakor attack, if Ogakor remains unified. Earlier, after the tribes merged–at a new campsite–they had a 10+ hour immunity challenge. Keith and Tina were left standing after all that time on perches in the water, and Tina gave up to protect Keith, who had three previous votes against him.

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.