Trading Spaces Home Free ends Sun.

Trading Spaces Home Free ends Sun.
The eight-week Trading Spaces Home Free concludes tonight with a two-hour live finale starting at 8 p.m. ET Sunday. Out of eight couples, viewers selected Angel and Vilma, and Jon and Stacy, as the final two couples; both live in Central Florida. For the final challenge, which reairs tongiht at 10 p.m. and 1 a.m., each team had $20,000 to redesign the others’ kitchen. The winners of the series get $350,000 or their mortgage paid off. The Orlando Sentinel reports that there will be “a mystery twist,” which sources tell reality blurred may involve a Trading Spaces job offer for one of the homeowners.

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.

about the writer

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.