Britney & Kevin: Chaotic debuts tonight.

Britney & Kevin: Chaotic debuts tonight.
The long-awaited train wreck that is Britney and Kevin: Chaotic debuts tonight on UPN, as the network airs two back-to-back half-hour episodes starting at 9 p.m. ET. Coincidentally, “Chaotic” just happens to be the title of Britney’s new single. The series breaks reality ground by primarily featuring home video footage that wasn’t originally intended for broadcast; that will be augmented by interviews with Britney and Kevin. UPN says “The footage begins shortly after Britney and Kevin first met in Los Angeles and headed off to Europe together on tour, leading up to and including their wedding day.” For some context, The New York Daily News recaps Britney and Kevin’s experiences together over the past year, including the moment when Britney asked Kevin to marry her; he said no, and then “[a] few minutes later, he asks Britney to be his wife. She says yes.”

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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