Amazing Race 4 debuts May 29.

Amazing Race 4 debuts May 29.
As reported last week, The Amazing Race 4 will debut Thursday, May 29 in Canada on CTV, and it will also debut that same day in the US. The 90-minute premiere airs at 8 p.m., which will also serve as the show’s time slot this season (filling the void left by Survivor Amazon). The 12 two-person teams include Ringling Brothers’ human cannonball and his clown best friend, a couple that has been dating for 12 years and who are both still virgins, two air traffic controllers, and two NFL wives.

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.