six new Airline episodes start tonight.

six new Airline episodes start tonight.
Although the first season of A&E’s Airline has concluded (a second is on the way), the network is breaking out six new episodes starting tonight. In the new episodes, which are subtitled “Excess Baggage,” “Interviews with featured Southwest employees mix with never-before-seen footage to give a more honest and frank account of what really went on, and how much more of the story there is that didn’t make the show,” the show’s site says. A press release also promises “viewers a chance to get to know the familiar faces of Southwest Airlines better–on the job and off!” The show airs at 10 p.m. ET, followed by the fourth episode of Airline UK.

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.