Jerry Springer “would like to do ‘Talent’ again one day”

Jerry Springer quit as host of America’s Got Talent 4 after hosting for two seasons, but he says he’d like to return. He left to appear on stage in a London production of “Chicago” as Billy Flynn.

“I would like to do ‘Talent’ again one day. I love the show and want to stay associated with it. Maybe one day I’ll host [‘Talent’] again,” he said, “but right now I’m grabbing this opportunity. I’m trying to have as many life experiences as possible,” he told the New York Post.

Jerry Springer has been replaced by new host Nick Cannon, and Springer said, “NBC was very nice to me and they were totally OK with [my leaving]. The truth is, they probably want someone who’s younger and better-looking than me anyway — and that’s not hard to find, honestly.”

Jerry: ‘Why I Left NBC’ [New York Post]

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.