next Survivor may be in Peru; Palau president says Survivor “worked wonders.”

next Survivor may be in Peru; Palau president says Survivor “worked wonders.”
The next season of Survivor will be set in the in Peru. Dan Bollinger’s Survivor Maps says that “Multiple reports put the” production there for what might be called Survivor Andes. The site also reports that producers’ “first choice, somewhere in the Indian Ocean, was canceled following the devastating tsunami.”

The location for Survivor‘s 10th season, has been receiving a lot of attention because of the show. Palau previously just seemed like a misspelling of the show’s first location, but now, according to KUAM, “the number of people visiting the government’s web site has jumped from only a few thousand hits to at much as 3,000,000 a month” since the show started airing. Palau’s president, Tommy Remengesau, says “we’re now getting tourists to Palau simply because they watched Survivor. But I think the exposure has certainly worked wonders for Palau.”

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.