Big Brother 3 debuts tonight.

Big Brother 3 debuts tonight.
The show that barely looked like it would survive its first season is back for a third round as CBS debuts Big Brother 3 tonight at 9 p.m. ET. The show will air Wednesdays at 9 p.m. and Thursdays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET, with Thursdays featuring the live eviction. In addition to the live feeds available for a fee, Canada’s Jam! Showbiz will be updating its Big Brother 3 site 24/7. What can we expect this year? NO one knows, but the Sacramento Bee thinks it will be “continued monotony” for the sake of ratings and USA TODAY expects the show, complete with “spectacularly incompetent” host Julie Chen, to be “reliably loathsome”. Let the fun begin!

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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