Jeff Probst will present an Emmy Sunday, returning from Nicaragua again

Jeff Probst will present an Emmy this Sunday, a week and a day after leaving the Survivor Nicaragua production for a few hours to attend the Creative Arts Emmys, where he won his third consecutive Emmy for best reality show host.

That means the Academy will recognize him during the prime-time telecast after dropping the reality host category from it, and also means he’ll leave the production again–although his departure for the Emmys was built into the schedule.

Variety notes that is similar to “the guest actor and actress categories,” whose winners get their awards at the Creative Arts Emmys but they “are still mentioned during the Primetime Emmys, as the winners are brought out onstage to hand out an award.”

‘Survivor’ host Probst to present prize at Emmys [Variety]

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.