Amazing Race 3 and 4 coming to DVD

Two more early seasons of the best years of The Amazing Race are coming to DVD soon, as seasons three and four are now available for pre-order on Amazon.com.

You can now pre-order season three, which featured perhaps the most galling break-down in the series’ history, and pre-order season four, which generated minor controversy for identifying gay couple Reichen and Chip as “married” before the time when same-sex couples could marry in the U.S.

The release follows CBS’ pattern of releasing Survivor, which has come to DVD slowly, a couple seasons at a time. In January, Amazing Race’s second season was released, following the release of seasons one and seven earlier.

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.