Peter Lance unveils “new mission.”

Peter Lance unveils “new mission.”
Investigator Peter Lance, who broke the two major stories alleging that reality TV shows were rigged, writes a not-atypical self-important essay about how after Sept. 11, “[t]he allegations of rigging on these shows made them seem even less relevant” to him, so he “was ready to relegate this web site to the parking garage of useless curiosities.” But now he has a new mission, which is investigating TV talk shows. Mark Burnett must be breathing a sigh of relief.

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.