Stacey says Mark Burnett told the jury “Rich played the game better.”

Stacey says Mark Burnett told the jury “Rich played the game better.”
As reports, Dateline NBC included a segment last night about Stacey Stillman’s lawsuit. In the story, her first prime-time interview since filing the suit, she says that Mark Burnett told the Survivor 1 jury that “Rich played the game better”–a new allegation of manipulation. The story also details the contract the cast members had to sign, which includes clauses saying the producer can replace contestants at any time, and can portray them fictionally on TV. Jeff Varner is among Burnett’s defenders during the segment.

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.