Survivor set visit will be auctioned off

Two people will get the chance to visit Survivor‘s 19th season location, and have essentially the same experience that visiting members of the media have.

Jeff Probst writes in his weekly EW commentary that after the finale, fans will be able to “bid a once-in-a-lifetime item — a visit to the set of the next Survivor.” He says that “Two people will get to visit us on location! You will see a reward or immunity challenge, see tribal council, participate in a challenge rehearsal, eat with the crew, visit the famous art department and hang with me!”

Proceeds benefit Jeff’s Serpentine Project charity, which previously benefited from an auction of tickets to the Gabon finale. Those went for $2,247.22.

Jeff Probst blogs ‘Survivor: Gabon’ (episode 12) [Entertainment Weekly]

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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