American Idol 2 will debut Jan. 21.

American Idol 2 will debut Jan. 21.
FOX has shuffled its schedule in preparation for American Idol 2‘s Jan. 21 and 22 debut. The show will air for 90 minutes on each evening. TV Guide reports that “Fox is relocating That ’70s Show to Wednesdays” and “Bernie Mac and Cedric the Entertainer Presents an hour later” to clear the way for the second season. FOX has also unveiled the show’s new web site, which reveals that AT&T Wireless is the new sponsor, joining Coca-Cola and Ford.

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.