new family Trading Spaces shows coming along with new crew members.

new family Trading Spaces shows coming along with new crew members.
A new version of TLC’s Trading Spaces will begin airing July 6 on Sunday nights at 7 p.m. ET. Think of the show like Family Double Dare: The episodes will follow the same format as the regular show, but will feature families–adults and at least one teenager–redoing rooms. Trading Spaces regular designers and carpenters will be featured on the show, although new cast members will join the crew for both show, according to MediaPost. The only difference: The Sunday shows will be hosted by Joe Farrell, an stage actor and singer. It’s unclear whether the families will redo neighbors rooms or rooms in the same house; additionally, these new episodes are apparently different than the kids version that will air on Discovery Kids and NBC’s Saturday mornings.

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.

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