ABC renews Making the Band.

ABC renews Making the Band.
O-Town will return for a second season, The Orlando Sentinel reported Friday. The group, the stars of both a new boy band and ABC’s reality TV entry Making the Band, found out the same day that they were signed to Clive Davis’ new label, J Records. It was an exciting day for the group: later, they were aboard a plane when its engine caught fire. It safely made an emergency landing.
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O-Town will appear on All My Children Sept. 18.

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.