Apprentice 2 may have three-hour finale.

Apprentice 2 may have three-hour finale.
The final episode of The Apprentice 2, featuring the live reveal of the winner, may air over three hours, Donald Trump said. In addition, the Daily News reports that “NBC and show executive producer Mark Burnett were considering moving the live finale to Radio City Music Hall or Lincoln Center to accommodate a bigger audience.” Trump said that “NBC is upping it,” although the paper says “a network source confirmed that the extended finale and new venue are under consideration, but added that no decisions have been made.” The show debuts in Sept. and will likely end in December. Currently, NBC is casting for The Apprentice 3; auditions in New York City are today.

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.