Survivor Vanuatu concludes Sunday with the final four, Scout, Twila, Eliza, Chris.

Survivor Vanuatu concludes Sunday with the final four, Scout, Twila, Eliza, Chris.
Survivor Vanuatu‘s final Thursday episode narrowed the pool from five to four, as the new alliance sent original alliance member Julie to the jury. Eliza tried to align with Chris, however, and vote Twila’s banana-hording butt out of the tribe. Chris stuck with Scout and Twila, though, which should make for an interesting dynamic when the series concludes on Sunday, starting at 8 p.m. ET. So who will win? Gael Fashingbauer Cooper and I offer our predictions at MSNBC, but I do not pretend to have any idea, really. The finale will air opposite Desperate Housewives, and set up an epic battle of reality TV versus drama. Or not. Media Life suggests “we can expect some scratching and clawing for viewers, with ‘Survivor’ likely getting the worst of it.”

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.