Phil Keoghan’s new Discovery series No Opportunity Wasted debuts Sunday.

Phil Keoghan’s new Discovery series No Opportunity Wasted debuts Sunday.
In between racing around the world, Philiminiating people, and reciting lines such as, “A detour is a choice between two tasks, each with it’s own pros and cons,” Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan created and hosted a new Discovery Channel reality series.

No Opportunity Wasted debuts on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET, and gives people 72 hours and $3,000 to live one of their dreams. Phil tells Aaron Barnhart about the show and previews some of the dreams lived out, including “a Jewish rapper who wants to make a music video for his mother.” One that they were unable to fulfill, however, “was a guy who wanted to climb a Mayan pyramid in high heels dressed in drag.”

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.