reality TV “still increasing its presence on television around the world.”

reality TV “still increasing its presence on television around the world.”
A survey released yesterday at the International Television Program Market in Cannes revealed that reality television “is still increasing its presence on television around the world.” Fictional shows are down 2 percent, and reality TV-type shows were up 3 percent.
+ plus: last week’s Osbournes seen by 6 million viewers–almost as many as watched ABC at the same time.

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.