Trump, George, Carolyn will conduct Apprentice 2 auditions, which may air.

Trump, George, Carloyn will conduct Apprentice 2 auditions, which may air.
NBC may take a page from the American Idol playbook and air the auditions for The Apprentice 2. Open auditions began Saturday in New York and continue Thursday in LA, and will head to a total of 13 cities. Prospective candidates won’t just audition in front of producers; Trump, George, and Carolyn “will personally interview prospective candidates,” The New York Post reports. The paper says that “[a]lthough ‘nothing specific’ is planned for next season, a show spokesman said there ‘might be a couple of shots’ of Trump with the potential recruits in next season’s opening episode.”

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.