Randy, Paula will return along with Simon–and a new fourth judge.

Randy, Paula will return along with Simon–and a new fourth judge.
Both Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul will return to judge American Idol 2 along with Simon Cowell–and a mystery fourth judge, which FOX says will “add a different and unique perspective.” Both Simon and host Ryan Seacrest have already signed on for the second season, making Brian Dunkleman the only cast member who won’t return.
+ also: “Not many things need to be tweaked or changed,” Paula says about AI2.

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.