more than 5,000 people applied for somewhat changed Big Brother 3.

more than 5,000 people applied for somewhat changed Big Brother 3.
CBS received about 1,500 more applications for Big Brother 3 than it did for the last season, Entertainment Weekly reports. The magazine also says that producer Arnold Shapiro plans changes to the show, including a house “makeover, background checks [that] will be more thorough, and … a better policy on informing the shut-ins about major world-news events.” He also says that they’re planning “some twists that will make the houseguests rethink their preconceived strategies.”

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.

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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.