NBC won’t re-air Apprentice, Next Great Restaurant, but they’re online, on CNBC Friday

An episode of The Celebrity Apprentice and the finale of America’s Next Great Restaurant, which were interrupted by breaking news on the east coast and the west coast, respectively, won’t be repeated on NBC, but are online and will be rebroadcast on CNBC this Friday at 9 p.m. ET (Apprentice) and 10 p.m. ET (Restaurant).

However, NBC affiliates are reporting that there will be a extended recap before Sunday’s episode of The Apprentice, which is actually a three-hour episode.

In the meantime, you can watch each episode on NBC’s web site or Hulu: America’s Next Great Restaurant and The Celebrity Apprentice.

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.