Survivor Africa concludes tonight; only one tribal council vote remains.

Survivor Africa concludes tonight; only one tribal council vote remains.
Survivor Africa ends its 13 episode run tonight with a two-hour finale and a one-hour live reunion. At the end of the two-hour ep, either Lex van den Berghe, Tom Buchanan, Kim Johnson, or Ethan Zohn–the final four–will be revealed as the winner. CBS’ EyeMail e.mail newsletter explains how the rest of tonight’s episode will work: “An immunity challenge will eliminate one of the survivors. Then a second immunity challenge will reduce the tribe to the final two members, before the jury of seven castaways, including the two just eliminated, cast the final vote.” Then, just like last year, “the winner will be announced live.” Bryant Gumbel hosts the reunion at 10 p.m. ET.
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The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

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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.

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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.