Project Runway 6 finalists surprised with unsurprising, unoriginal challenge

Project Runway 6 has just one episode left, and then we can pretend this season (and, while we’re at it, last) never existed, and see if the show can resurrect itself next season, or putter out.

Thursday night’s episode was the typical penultimate episode where Tim Gunn visits the designers at home, which at least gave us one great scene: Tim baking biscuits at Carol Hannah’s house, wearing an apron over his suit.

Once everyone arrived in New York for Fashion Week (Carol Hannah was delayed one day due to a mysterious contagious illness), Tim Gunn revealed “one final surprise,” and the surprise was that Project Runway 6 was going to stay dull, boring, and predictable by making the contestants create an additional garment for their collections, with the help of a previously eliminated contestant.

Crazy! What will they unnecessarily steal from previous seasons of the show next?

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.