Mark Burnett’s Martha Stewart show on NBC may be an Apprentice spin-off.

Mark Burnett’s Martha Stewart show on NBC may be an Apprentice spin-off.
The Apprentice-like series that Mark Burnett is creating with Martha Stewart might actually be The Apprentice. “Some NBC executives are exploring the possibility of launching a second edition of “The Apprentice” with Martha Stewart in the driver’s seat,” according to the New York Post. Donald Trump likes the idea of a spin-off but says it’s not true: “I’m certainly open to it. Martha is a friend of mine and I think it’s wonderful if she would want to do that, but that’s not what NBC has in mind.” Mark Burnett and NBC wouldn’t comment.
+ update: Trump denies the rumors, and says “it’s not gonna be so easy to replace me.”

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.