Bachelorette 2 reunion will air live.

Bachelorette 2 reunion will air live.
Meredith Phillips and her new man will make their first appearance as a couple live on The Bachelorette 2‘s After the Final Rose special. This comes amid moves to end live TV altogether because of the shattering effects of the Super Bowl halftime show. ABC’s Andrea Wong tells TV Week that ABC decided to shun conventional wisdom because, well, they’re ABC and they’re insane: “We talked about it and decided to do it well before all the flak of this week. It will be on a delay anyway, and historically we haven’t had a problem with shows like this.” She adds, “The live element brings an excitement and immediacy to every show that you do live. The viewer knows that they are getting complete, unfiltered honest reactions that are completely unedited.” In other words, get ready for Chris Harrison to flash some nipple. Four men remain with two episodes to go, with the finale airing Feb. 25 and the special airing Thursday, Feb. 26, at 8 p.m. ET.

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.