The Apprentice 2 concludes tonight.

The Apprentice 2 concludes tonight.
Three hours after it begins, the final episode of The Apprentice 2 will conclude tonight, ending the series and naming a winner. The three hours will include a reunion, the final boardroom, and Regis Philbin, plus the obligatory time-killing recap of the entire season. Either Jenn or Kelly will become Trump’s newest apprentice. So who will it be? I say Jenn, mostly because it’s a toss-up and Donald Trump will not choose another white 30-something male. But Trump tells the Sun-Times that sex won’t play into his decision: “Politically maybe it’s a little bit better to go with a woman.” Presumably with a straight face, he added, “But I always go with what’s best for the job as opposed to what’s best for entertainment. … I mean we could have kept Omarosa [Manigault-Stallworth of the first season] on for another three episodes and that would have been great entertainment, but it was her time.”

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.