Apprentice 3 will stay in New York, but seasons 4, 5, and 6 could go elsewhere.

Apprentice 3 will stay in New York, but seasons 4, 5, and 6 could go elsewhere.
At the New York auditions for The Apprentice 3, where “hundreds” of people showed up, Donald Trump called the series “a love letter to New York,” but he said that “we may take Apprentice 4 or 5 or 6 somewhere else, such as the Trump National Golf Club.” Overall, there won’t be many changes to the show, especially for season two, which starts in about a month, on Sept. 3. “When you’re on top, you don’t want to change a whole lot,” Trump told the AP.

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.