Amazing Race 7 airing three weeks after 6 ends; Survivor’s Rob, Amber are a team.

Amazing Race 7 airing three weeks after 6 ends; Survivor’s Rob, Amber are a team.
The Amazing Race 7 will debut three weeks after the finale of The Amazing Race 6. The show debuts March 1 at 9 p.m. ET, three weeks after this season ends on Feb. 8. That means CBS will have aired three seasons of the show in a single calendar year–and who knows, they could bang out an eighth. Anyway, now is as good a time as any to confess that I’ve completely avoided posting a rumor about the season’s cast. Annoyed with CBS for casting Big Brother twit Alison and her boyfriend on the fifth season, and being completely over the people I’m about to name, I had heart palpitations after hearing that Survivor All-Stars couple Rob Mariano and Amber Brkich are apparently one of the teams racing. (I’ve been over them since the Survivor All-Stars finale, and dread seeing them and their little romance on my television screen again. But I will deal.) This news popped up all over after the race started in late November, being mentioned on message boards and elsewhere, like in the Toronto Sun. So, now we’re all caught up.

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.