family will compete against each other for $1 million in ABC’s The Family.

family will compete against each other for $1 million in ABC’s The Family.
ABC will pit 10 family members against each other as they compete for $1 million. The Family debuts March 4 at 10 p.m., and follows a suburban New York family living for a month at a Palm Beach mansion. The nine-episode show offers two twists: Family members who are voted off will remain in the house and on the show, but will not be eligible to win. Also, the family members will be voted out by a secret panel: the home’s servants. The show is produced by Big Brother producers Arnold Shapiro and Allison Grodner.
+ plus: “at least two dozen reality shows [will debut] from June to September.”

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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