Amazing Race 4 may debut in June.

Amazing Race 4 may debut in June.
Last we heard, CBS pushed back the debut of The Amazing Race 4 to “spring” or maybe even “summer” when it renewed Star Search. So when will it debut, exactly? While CBS is still quiet, questions and answers about the show on the web site of AXN, an Asian network that airs it, indicate that network will air the fourth season “on the same day that it is goes to air in the United States,” and the program “is expected to be ready for broadcast in the summer of 2003 (June to August 2003).” Why the delay? The FAQ only says it “has been postponed because of unexpected delays in the US.”
+ plus: gay Amazing Race contestants give travel advice.

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.