Surreal Life 2 finale reairs tonight.

Surreal Life 2 finale reairs tonight.
In case you, like me, missed the finale of The Surreal Life 2 because you were glued to HBO Sunday night (for Curb Your Enthusiasm, of course), The WB helpfully repeats their finale tonight–at 9 p.m. ET, during both The Apprentice and FOX’s repeat of My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance‘s finale. But hey, that’s what DVRs are for, unless you’d rather watch Sally Jessy Raphael interact with Tammy Faye than Donald Trump do his little hand-flick “you’re fired” thing. Earlier this week, Ron Jeremy talked to AVN about what he thought would be left out of the finale, and also dishes about things that didn’t make it into earlier episodes.

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.