show will end with a climb of Mt. Everest; cast announced today.

show will end with a climb of Mt. Everest; cast announced today.
The Outdoor Life Network will announce today the 50 finalists who will compete to be one of five finalists who will climb Mt. Everest at the conclusion of Global Extremes: Mt. Everest – 4Runners of Adventure, a reality TV show with a super-long title. On the show, 50 competitors will be narrowed to 12, who will “have to take part in a series of challenges in difficult terrain as diverse as Africa’s Kalahari Desert, in the wilderness in Borneo and in the mountains of Iceland before heading for the Himalayas,” the BBC reports. The show will air next year.
+ plus: Roseanne Barr and RJ Cutler plan 13 episodes of the “the first reality comedy set in a workplace” for ABC.

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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