Tough Enough 3 cast announced; audience will vote to help select winner.

Tough Enough 3 cast announced; audience will vote to help select winner.
The WWE and MTV’s Tough Enough 3, which premieres Oct. 17, has announced its 21 semi-finalists who will be introduced in the first episode and then narrowed to 13. MTV’s site has brief profiles of five of them. A press release about the show says that, “for the first time this season … fan voting will help determine who is next awarded contracts with the WWE.”
+ also: an interview with Tough Enough producer and host John “Big” Gaburick.

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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.

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