Samantha Harris suggests she may return to host Dancing with the Stars again

We haven’t even begun to experience the magic that will be a full season of Dancing with the Stars without co-host Samantha Harris, and she’s already threatening to return to the show.

Brooke Burke has been hired to replace her, and Samantha told TV Guide that “I think Brooke is a sweetheart, and I’m excited for her to have this opportunity.”

But then she suggested that this is perhaps just a one-season break for her: “Who knows what the future is for [me and] Dancing With the Stars. But for Season 10 I wanted to focus on The Insider,” she said.

And we will focus on your absence.

Samantha Harris: Life After Dancing With the Stars [TV Guide]

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.