The Surreal Life renewed.

The Surreal Life renewed.
The WB’s The Surreal Life will be back for a second season. A press release cites “outstanding growth in key demos” and the “over a million additional viewers to The WB’s Thursday 9-9:30pm time period” as reasons for the renewal. A WB exec says they “knew it was a series that lent itself to multiple seasons, given the right mix of celebrities.” And according to Entertainment Weekly, their first choice for the next mix of “beloved, controversial or iconic” celebrities is Michael Jackson. The exec also says that celebs were “offended” when he first contatcted them about the show; now he says “I think I’ll have to say no to people.” The first season ends Thursday.

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.