columnist: The Osbournes rip-offs “should not be expected to do well.”

columnist: The Osbournes rip-offs “should not be expected to do well.”
The Osbournes has been renewed for a second season, but before it airs we’re probably going to see a bunch of copy-cat shows, like Anna Nicole Smith’s E! series debuting this August. The New York Daily News’ David Bianculli says The Osbournes “was a delight because it was so unexpected,” and writes that “other wanna-be reality-TV subjects … should not be expected to do well at all.”
+ also: Sharon wants her own talk show.

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.