ABC casting for The Bachelor, Rivals.

ABC casting for The Bachelor, Rivals.
ABC is looking for cast members for two upcoming reality TV shows: The Bachelor, “in which one handsome, successful, and likeable, single man searches for the woman of his dreams,” and Rivals, “in which contestants will square off in a series of fun, daring and extreme physical challenges for a potentially life-altering sum of money.” Rivals applications are due Sept. 18, and open casting calls are being held this weekend and next; there’s no deadline yet for applications to be The Bachelor, but finalists will be selected by late October.

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.

about the writer

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.