contestant: “I’m…in the hands of these editors…And that scares me to death.”

contestant: “I’m…in the hands of these editors…And that scares me to death.”
USA Network’s Nashville Star starts with live shows Saturday at 9 p.m. ET as the 12 finalists sing “Nashville classics” and prepare to possibly be eliminated by viewer votes. Finalist Travis Howard tells the AP that he’s more nervous because “I’m completely in the hands of these editors. … And that scares me to death.” The AP also talks to the show’s executive producer, George Verschoor, who directed and produced the first seasons of The Real World and produced Murder in Small Town X.

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.