Fifth High School Reunion ends as TV Land renews the series

High School Reunion 5 comes to an end tonight, two weeks after one Chandler High School graduate accused another of being a prostitute, and then she accused her accuser of wanting to create a fake lesbian showmance.

Accusations of prostitution and schizophrenia among people in their late 30s equals high ratings, and this season has performed well for TV Land, “averaging 883,000 total viewers with a median age of 45,” the network said in a press release.

Because of that, TV Land has ordered a sixth season, which will be the third to air on the cable network. High School Reunion 6 will debut in the third quarter and follow 1989 graduates from Chaparral High School in Las Vegas.

TV Land Orders Third Season of Hit Franchise “High School Reunion” [TV Land press release]

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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