two debuts this weekend: Bachelorettes in Alaska and people in the Hamptons.

two debuts this weekend: Bachelorettes in Alaska and people in the Hamptons.
Two quasi-reality TV shows debut this weekend. ABC is debuting The Hamptons, which the network is calling its “first reality miniseries.” The documentary, er, reality miniseries, follows the groups of people who lived in or visited the Hamptons “as they all clash and come together over the long hot summer.” two-part show airs Sunday and Monday at 9 p.m. ET. Over on FOX, the network is debuting Looking for Love: Bachelorettes in Alaska. The six-part series follows five women “who want to get married [as they] travel to Alaska in the search for Mr. Right.” Every week they’ll visit Proposal Point to decide if they want to keep their Man on Ice or replace him with a new man. Seriously. The show also debuts Sunday at 9 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.