reality TV over the long weekend.

reality TV over the long weekend.
Survivor Thailand moves to Wednesday night at 9 p.m. ET and airs its standard midseason clip show. It will be followed by a normal episode of The Amazing Race 3. On Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, TLC will air a Changing Rooms marathon from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.; those same episodes will repeat on BBC America on Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. That’s in preparation for Saturday night’s crossover episode with Trading Spaces, which airs at 9 p.m. and midnight, and again Sunday at noon. Tough Enough 3 stays in its regular timeslot with an episode at 10 p.m. on Thursday. Making the Band 2 airs in its regular timeslot, too, at 9 p.m. on Saturday; the finalists will be selected and move into the house during the two half-hour, back-to-back episodes.

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.