Work of Art keeps its host, most of its judges; announces its cast

Bravo announced the cast of the second season of its awesome Work of Art, which will debut in October, and the reality competition series is keeping its host and judges, although one judge will only appear as a guest judge this season.

Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn will be just a guest judge, while Jerry Saltz and Bill Powers will judge along with host China Chow; hopefully, they’ll do a better job at critiquing this season, correcting the series’ biggest weakness. Other guest judges Bravo listed are Adam McEwen, KAWS, and Mary Ellen Mark. Simon de Pury returns as mentor, which is also good news, because he was one of the highlights.

Besides revealing the cast, Bravo has also released a preview that highlights the same kind of drama we saw last season.

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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