The Amazing Race 7 is now casting.

The Amazing Race 7 is now casting.
With The Amazing Race 5 still airing and fall’s The Amazing Race 6 being filmed now, CBS is looking ahead to a seventh season. Just recently, CBS was considering holding the fifth season until fall, but they’re now apparently planning to churn out seasons of this show as frequently as they produce seasons of Survivor. Although the series has yet to be officially announced, the network is casting for The Amazing Race 7–and applications are due next Wednesday (unless the deadline gets extended). According to the application, final casting will take place in September and/or October, with the shoot occurring in November. Local casting calls are also being held in cities such as Orlando on Saturday.

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.