The Apprentice 3 concludes tonight.

The Apprentice 3 concludes tonight.
Either Tana or Kendra will become the third Apprentice tonight, when Donald Trump is forced to select a female for the first time. Tonight’s live finale starts at 9 p.m. ET but is mercifully just one hour long. As I discuss here, it seems like the obvious choice is Kendra, as her task went a lot better than Tana’s, and Tana had a more contentious relationship with her ridiculous group of employees. However, some of the unaired footage on the show’s Yahoo site suggests that Tana’s task went a lot more smoothly than we saw; both executives and her teammates praise her in the clip.

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.