Another famous name added to Survivor Guatemala cast

The Detroit Free Press has a detailed report today on the possiblity that yet another well-known person has joined the cast of Survivor Guatemala. (Once again, if you’re easily freaked out by casting spoilers, go outside and play now.)

The person in question is currently a land developer, but Gary Hogeboom used to be a quarterback in the NFL, and also played for Central Michigan. The 47-year-old “played in 10 NFL seasons with three teams, including the first six with the Dallas Cowboys, who drafted him in the fifth round in 1980. He finished with 9,436 yards, 49 TDs and 60 interceptions in 79 games,” according to the Detroit Free Press.

The paper followed up on casting rumors at True Dork Times, which is currently identifying six contestants–including two previous Survivor contestants.

Ex-QB Hogeboom a ‘Survivor’? [Detroit Free Press]

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.