reality TV over the long weekend.

reality TV over the long weekend.
Survivor Thailand moves to Wednesday night at 9 p.m. ET and airs its standard midseason clip show. It will be followed by a normal episode of The Amazing Race 3. On Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, TLC will air a Changing Rooms marathon from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.; those same episodes will repeat on BBC America on Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. That’s in preparation for Saturday night’s crossover episode with Trading Spaces, which airs at 9 p.m. and midnight, and again Sunday at noon. Tough Enough 3 stays in its regular timeslot with an episode at 10 p.m. on Thursday. Making the Band 2 airs in its regular timeslot, too, at 9 p.m. on Saturday; the finalists will be selected and move into the house during the two half-hour, back-to-back episodes.

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.