report: CBS will air a Survivor special.

report: CBS will air a Survivor special.
The Survivor All-Stars finale airs a week from Sunday, and will be followed by a live one-hour reunion from Madison Square Garden, where the winner will also be revealed. (Tickets are being auctioned off if you want to go.) But according to a report from SurvivorNews.net, that won’t be the last episode: The following Thursday, CBS is planning a special that “will reportedly feature such things as ‘America’s favorite Survivor of all time.'” As the site points out, promos during last night’s episode prompted viewers to vote for their favorite Survivor moment, possibly for inclusion in that broadcast.
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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.