TLC will air Changing Rooms on Thanksgiving, crossover ep next Sat.

TLC will air Changing Rooms on Thanksgiving, crossover ep next Sat.
As first reported here, TLC will air a Changing Rooms/Trading Spaces crossover episode featuring Hildy and Gen. It will air Nov. 30 at 9 p.m., and will feature the designers and Paige working with Handy Andy in London on rooms belonging to two couples, each of which includes an American. A few days earlier, on Thanksgiving Day, TLC will air six episodes of its sibling series, Changing Rooms, which airs regularly on BBC America. The marathon starts at 5 p.m. and goes until 2 a.m., although starting at 11 p.m. the episodes will begin to repeat.

+ also: what if Trading Spaces rooms were inspired by philosophers?

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.