Real World/Road Rules Challenge debuts tonight.

Real World/Road Rules Challenge debuts tonight.
MTV’s latest The Real World/Road Rules Challenge, called Battle of the Seasons, debuts tonight at 10 p.m. ET, and features two members of every single The Real World and Road Rules cast in single-sex, two-person teams competing for $300,000. All seasons are represented on the teams except for The Real World San Francisco and Hawaii, and the first and fourth Road Rules seasons. The show includes an interactive online game that allows you to build a team of eight players you can trade (up to six trades for the season) and earn points every time your team members cry, fight, get naked, hook up, mentions a previous season of a show, and more. The online game’s winner gets a 2002 Saturn SC2; there are also other prizes.
+ also: a marathon of last year’s Challenge airs today from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET.

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.