Trump says he still hasn’t decided; fourth and fifth seasons are being discussed.

Trump says he still hasn’t decided; fourth and fifth seasons are being discussed.
With The Apprentice 2 finale just days away, Donald Trump says he still hasn’t decided who to hire. “Last year, I felt beforehand I was going to go with Bill. This year, I have no idea. I think they’re both really talented,” he tells the AP. However, he says Kelly is “smart and tough” and Jenn is “smart and manipulative.” Trump also says that The Apprentice 3 is almost finished with production, while “[h]e and executive producer Mark Burnett are now talking to NBC about the possibility of fourth and fifth seasons.” Also, since he is Donald Trump, he apparently knows in advance how many people will watch, saying the finale is “going before 30 million people live. It’s three hours live. I don’t do live TV for a living. I build buildings for a living.”

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.

about the writer

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.