Bunim-Murray: help us with the next Real World. plus: casting the dateless for a Sept. Singles Cruise.

Bunim-Murray: help us with the next Real World. plus: casting the dateless for a Sept. Singles Cruise.
The producers of The Real World and Making the Band are looking for help with their next show; e.mail them with your gripes about past casts and ideas for their 10th season. Also, they’re developing a new show, and this one is open to an “older” (emphasis on the quotes) crowd. It’s called Singles Cruise, and involves 16 single people on a cruise ship for two weeks. Those chosen will “embark on a singles cruise for a series of revolving match-up dates and sexy games” while trying to not get voted off the ship. Application details are here; deadline is this Saturday. There are also open casting calls in Chicago, Dallas, SF and Miami.

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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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.