The Amazing Race 10 debuts Sunday

The 10th season of The Amazing Race kicks off on Sunday, its new night. The show debuts at 8:30 p.m. ET on Sunday with a 90-minute premiere, and then moves to its regular time of Sundays at 8.

This is a season of change for the series, as it features a more diverse cast, new locations, and a more difficult route.

Just five years ago, the show was airing its first season, which debuted just six days before Sept. 11 and suffered somewhat in the ratings as a result. But defying typical trends, the series grew in the ratings and earned a loyal following, at least until last fall’s disastrous family season.

The Amazing Race 10 [CBS]

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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