America’s Choice returns Thursday

CBS is once again giving Big Brother 6 viewers a chance to affect the show, as America’s Choice returns this Thursday. However, we won’t be able to vote Kaysar back into the house once again, as a press release makes clear:

This week’s America’s Choice vote does not involve a house guest returning to the “Big Brother” House.

So what could it be? Can we vote to put a muzzle on Ivette, Howie, and Beau? Or will be able to vote for one of the houseguests to have a walk-on role on Two and a Half Men? Julie Chen will let us know Thursday, probably at the exact same moment that she finds out by reading the cue card.

“Big Brother 6″ Offers Viewers a Second Chance to Cast Their Vote [CBS press release]

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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