FOX president says she has “realistic expectations” for American Idol 2.

FOX president says she has “realistic expectations” for American Idol 2.
With a “dismal” fall season, Entertainment Weekly says “Fox needs a happy tune badly” from American Idol 2, which debuts next week. But FOX president Gail Berman is lowering expectations, saying the second season is “going up in a more formidable time period. So we have realistic expectations.” Paula and Simon also bash CBS’ Star Search; Simon says it “has a problem. Music in its barest form on television is about as boring as you can get. To put people on without any controversy or good versus evil, it will not work.”

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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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.