CBS president dismisses I’m a Celebrity; celebs beds get covered.

CBS president dismisses I’m a Celebrity; celebs beds get covered.
CBS challenged ABC’s plans to air I’m a Celebrity–Get Me Out of Here in court and lost, but now CBS’ president is “‘not unhappy’ that the network didn’t prevail in court,” the LA Times reports. The show has seen steadily-declining ratings, despite the celebrities’ near-mutiny which resulted in the celebs getting plastic tents over their beds and other dry gear. Moonves also said that if there’s a celebrity version of Survivor, “it would have to have a higher celebrity value than being married to J. Lo or Rod Stewart.” The celebrity with the fewest number of votes will be eliminated tonight, and eliminations will continue until the series finale next week.

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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.

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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