For Love or Money ends tonight; prize worth $25,000 a year before taxes.

For Love or Money ends tonight; prize worth $25,000 a year before taxes.
The first season of For Love or Money ends Monday night, as Rob chooses either Paige or Erin, and Paige or Erin select either Rob or money. The money, however, isn’t quite what it appears to be: Unlike lump-sum payment prizes offered by shows such as Survivor, producers will pay the $1 million out over 40 years. The New York Post reports that’s about $25,000 a year before taxes; if one of the women takes the money, she can also choose a one-time payment of about $800,000, which is still $300,000 more than Big Brother‘s cheap-ass prize.

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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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.