Wickedly Perfect debuts tonight; My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss is being replaced.

Wickedly Perfect debuts tonight; My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss is being replaced.
CBS fills Survivor‘s 8 p.m. ET time slot with a new reality series starting tonight. Wickedly Perfect “pits 12 people with a creative knack for the finer things in life in a no-holds-barred competition to crown the country’s new authority on at-home living.” Because, you know, our old authority on at-home living is in prison.

Hosted by Joan Lunden (a career low”), the series will award its winner with a book deal, a development deal, and half a dozen appearances on The Early Show. What a prize!

My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss disappeared from the schedule last year, but is still on FOX’s mid-January schedule, airing Sundays at 9 p.m. ET. However, that time slot will be filled instead with repeats of Family Guy, Zap2it.com reports. At least it’s being replaced by Family Guy: Who can complain about that? While the site says that Family Guy is “replacing the low-rated ‘Boss’ for at least the remainder of January,” it suggests that it probably won’t return, reporting that FOX “says those who are interested will eventually be able to see the outcome of the show.” Yeah, right: Just like Forever Eden and Playing it Straight.

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.