how to get on a reality TV show; Real World casts “heav[ily]” at colleges.

how to get on a reality TV show; Real World casts “heav[ily]” at colleges.
Want to get on a reality TV show?
Entertainment Weekly examines how to get on a number of different shows, from The Bachelor 2 to Survivor 6 to The Real World. The magazine talks to producers and casting directors to see what they’re looking for, and details the application process. Among the revealations: The Real World “do[es] heavy recruiting” on college campuses, which probably explains the why the show has featured predominately younger, jobless people for the past few seasons.
+ plus: editor of Psychology Today “has a development offer from a TV network to create a reality series on how to actively choose to fall in love with someone.”

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.