Amazing Race 6 casting, while The Amazing Race 5 was spotted in Canada.

Amazing Race 6 casting, while The Amazing Race 5 was spotted in Canada.
We’re still waiting for The Amazing Race 5, which debuts this summer, but CBS is already casting for an apparent sixth season of the show. Applications are due soon, on April 13. The 30 to 40 day shoot for The Amazing Race 6 will take place in August. Meanwhile, in Canada, teams from the fifth season were spotted in Alberta. The half-day shoot involved a challenge, but there’s not much information beyond that. The series airs this summer.

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.