3-hour Apprentice finale includes reunion.

3-hour Apprentice finale includes reunion.
Next Thursday’s three-hour The Apprentice 2 finale “will include a live extended cast reunion where some old scores will be settled once and for all,” feature “the return of fan favorite season one cast members,” and include a live O’Jays performance of “For the Love of Money.” NBC reports the details in a press release, which says the finale will take place at the Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. The release also reveals the events–and their sponsor–that the final two will have to manage.

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.