producer: “There is no monotony of landscape in The Amazing Race.”

producer: “There is no monotony of landscape in The Amazing Race.”
So says The Amazing Race‘s executive producer Betram van Munster, who tells this week’s TV Guide that “getting permits for 44,000 miles is a lot of work” and “People who know each other are likely to be much harsher on each other.” He also talks about the challenge of remaining ahead of the cast as they raced from location to location.
+ plus: also in TV Guide this week: “Manufactured or genuine, any emotion bodes well for Popstars.”

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.