spoilers: full cast, location, and likely schedule for All-Star Survivor revealed.

spoilers: full cast, location, and likely schedule for All-Star Survivor revealed.
Here’s everything you wanted to know about the players and structure of the forthcoming All-Star Survivor, so cover your eyes if you’re sensitive. SurvivorNews.net has confirmed, it says, the identities of the 18 players, which the Toronto Star republishes, organizing them by season. Not all of the winners will participate, nor are all seasons equally represented. Since there will be two more players than usual, they’ll be divided into three tribes to begin the game. The site also published a calendar with the presumed organization of the game, although most events have question marks next to them. Mark Burnett is coy about the location in an interview with The Age, in which he says that the host country is “closing down the air space and the waterways of the country that we’re going to while we get [the cast] in under cover of darkness and we’re bringing them in with very high security.” SurvivorNews.net says it’s taking place in Panama, while Survivor Maps shows that the game will take place in two separate locations on opposite sides of Panama.

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.

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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.