Battle of the Network Reality Stars ends tonight, followed by Bravo’s All-Star Reality Reunion

After the crap, literally, that went down between past reality cast members on Kill Reality, Bravo’s Battle of the Network Reality Stars never had a chance. Add in the exceptionally lame challenges that were trumped years ago by Fear Factor, and production design that consists solely of colorful flags and things painted in bright colors, and the show was almost destined to fall on its face.

In any case, the show concludes tonight at 9 p.m. ET–opposite the debut of Lost, which should really help its numbers.

Afterwards, we’ll have more fun with Bravo’s All-Star Reality Reunion, hosted by Kathy Griffin (who else?). The show airs at 10 p.m. ET, and with 52 reality cast members showing up to snipe at each other and answer Kathy’s questions, it should be a good time, particularly if Kathy Griffin calls them on their b.s. It should also be fun to watch them try to fight for camera time, since there’s no way they can all talk in an hour.

Battle of the Network Reality Stars and Bravo’s All-Star Reality Reunion [Bravo]

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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