First Survivor starts again tonight on OLN

Ten seasons and 160 episodes of Survivor return to television starting tonight, as OLN begins to air repeats of the original season. It debuts tonight at 11 p.m. ET, following the conclusion of the Tour de France.

In addition to airing full seasons in chronological order, OLN says it plans to “package the programs according to various themes like ‘Most Villainous Characters’ and ‘Biggest Twists.'”

Tonight, watch as the first cast is marooned on Palau Tiga, an obnoxious fat man sits in a tree instead of working, and someone pays the price for failing during the immunity challenge. From alliances to voting patterns, it all started here.

The Tribe Has Spoken: OLN Lands Survivor [OLN press release]
Survivor: Borneo [CBS]
Survivor season one [reality blurred]

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.