Jerry Springer hosting 10-week live Las Vegas America’s Got Talent show

America’s Got Talent 4‘s winner and performers will star in a 10-week live stage show at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, and former host Jerry Springer will return to host.

Planet Hollywood says the show, which starts Oct. 7, “will be headlined by this year’s million dollar winning act, as well as showcase the most popular performers seen on the television show,” so it’s basically a version of the American Idol and SYTYCD tours that take their finalists on the road. Tickets are $63.95 and performances are at 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays.

Meanwhile, the Muppets will be on tonight’s results show, including Statler and Waldorf, who will “provide their signature commentary,” according to a 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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