It Factor “never seems familiar.”

It Factor “never seems familiar.”
Unlike the “tired” Real World Chicago, Bravo’s The It Factor‘s “unjaded characters” make the show “never seems familiar,” The New York Times’ Caryn James writes. Along with Project Greenlight, the shows “make nonfiction series seem fresh.”

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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.