president of Palau says nation is the number one choice for the next Survivor.

president of Palau says nation is the number one choice for the next Survivor.
Scouts for Survivor were expected to arrive yesterday in Palau, which is the show’s “No. 1 choice” for its next location, the nation’s president said. Palau–not to be confused with Pulau Tiga, the location for the first US show–is “[t]he westernmost archipelago in Oceania” and has “500 pristine, uninhabited islands,” including “the Rock Islands, a stunning network of raised limestone where verdant jungle drips into tantalizing aqua lagoons,” according to Guam Pacific Daily News. The paper reports “filming could start in September, running through to December and possibly January.” This would make it the likely location for Survivor 8, which will be an all-star edition.

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.