“CBS is rethinking its plan” to air The Amazing Race 6 on Saturday nights.

“CBS is rethinking its plan” to air The Amazing Race 6 on Saturday nights.
The delayed launch of The Amazing Race 6–it was pushed back from Sept. 26 to Oct. 2, and now to an unknown date, possibly in late October or early November–was explained by CBS execs as a way to put breathing space between the two seasons. The series was scheduled to air Saturday evenings, but the delayed launch might be good news for those of us who cringe at the thought of the show being buried on Saturdays. CBS’ head of scheduling “did not disagree with the suggestion that CBS is rethinking its plan to plug the show into Saturday, which is generally the domain of movies and reruns,” according to The Washington Pos. Instead, the show “is ready to go back into the big leagues, the weekday lineup, should one of CBS’s new fall dramas falter heading into the November sweeps period.” About that possibility, executive producer Jonathan Littman says, “I’d love to be on during the week. That would be phenomenal. But, hey, we’re just happy to be on the air. … It’s fairly spectacular in this day and age in television that they’ve stuck with us. It wasn’t a smash hit. But this summer was the payoff.”

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.