The Simple Life reunion will air next Tuesday, followed by Wednesday finale.

The Simple Life reunion will air next Tuesday, followed by Wednesday finale.
Paris and Nicole are heading back to Arkansas, but not for another season of The Simple Life (at least not yet). Instead, they’re taping a reunion with the Leding family, where they’ll answer questions “from an audience of over 300 locals,” a press release says. The reunion will be hosted by Leeza Gibbons, who apparently excels at mediating encounters between socialites and small-town Arkansans who discovered on TV that, among other things, their milk had been watered down by the socialites in question. That one-hour reunion will air Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET, with the finale of the series airing Wednesday at 8:30. During that episode, “Nicole loses her purse and her temper at a local club, so Janet tells the girls they must go and make amends.” Uh oh.

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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