Survivor Fiji will debut in February; Jeff Probst and Vanuatu’s Julie are still dating

The fourteenth season of Survivor will debut in February, according to the show’s host.

An AP story about Jeff Probst and his (former contestant) girlfriend Julie Berry announces that Survivor Fiji “begins in February” in its second-to-last paragraph, as The Baltimore Sun’s Sarah Kickler Kelber noticed. CBS has yet to announce a specific date, however, and does not yet even have a web site for the upcoming season.

The rest of the story updates us on Jeff’s relationship with Survivor Vanuatu contestant Julie Berry, and they are still together. Over the holidays, in Portland, Maine, the couple “served Christmas dinner at a soup kitchen and were spotted the following day shopping at a Target store,” the AP reports. At the store, he and Julie “mingled with customers and posed for pictures.”

‘Survivor’ host serves homeless at soup kitchen [AP]

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.