Survivor Marquesas will conclude opposite X-Files finale; Amazing Race 2 will debut early, on March 11.

Survivor Marquesas will conclude opposite X-Files finale; Amazing Race 2 will debut early, on March 11.
To pack as much of the show into May sweeps as possible, Survivor Marquesas will conclude with its two-hour finale and one-hour reunion on Sunday, May 19–directly opposite the series finale of The X-Files. The second-to-last episode will air the previous Thursday, May 16. Additionally, CBS will debut The Amazing Race 2 on Monday, March 11 at 10 p.m. ET, and then continue two days later on March 13 in its normal Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET time slot. Because of NCAA basketball, Survivor Marquesas will air that week and the following week on Wednesday, directly preceding The Amazing Race 2. Finally, AFP: American Fighter Pilots will debut March 29 at 8 p.m. ET, in “Ellen” and “Danny”‘s time slot.

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.