NBC says Sing Off is like Glee and American Idol, but it’s just 2007’s Clash of the Choirs

Two years ago, NBC aired a four-night reality comparing the show to Glee and American Idol in its promos, and while that is merely their holiday wish rather than a reflection of reality, it does feature people who can sing, which we know because their opening number was “leaked” onto YouTube by someone whose username is iloveacapella1 and who created their account on Friday, and who has no other videos. How mysterious!

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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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.