ABC debuts Wife Swap Sunday.

ABC debuts Wife Swap Sunday.
The real wife-swapping show, imported from the UK by ABC, will debut with a “sneak preview” on Sunday at 10 p.m. ET, following the 8 p.m. debut of a new season of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The series then moves to its Wednesday at 9 p.m. time slot. In the preview episode, “A disorganized woman with 25 pets trades houses and families with an obsessively tidy woman who hates animals.” Sounds like fun. And if you want to dump your spouse on another family for a while, the show is still casting.

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.