CBS might hold The Amazing Race 5 until fall, pushing back Amazing Race 6.

CBS might hold The Amazing Race 5 until fall, pushing back Amazing Race 6.
The Amazing Race 5 is set to debut on July 6; The Amazing Race 6 is set to tape later this summer and is on CBS’ fall schedule, airing Saturday nights at 9 p.m.–where it would replace scripted programming. However, according to a Reality TV World report, CBS chief Les “Moonves also said that the Eye Network might decide to hold The Amazing Race 6 for spring, not fall … and air The Amazing Race 5 in the fall time slot, thus shelving the already-announced plan to begin airing The Amazing Race 5 on July 6.” Why would CBS do this? As “purely a cost-savings measure,” the site reports.

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.