miners plan to protest Real Beverly Hillbillies at CBS shareholders meeting.

miners plan to protest Real Beverly Hillbillies at CBS shareholders meeting.
More protests are planned for a show that is still only in development. Yesterday the United Mine Workers of America’s president said the group’s members will protest The Real Beverly Hillbillies at CBS’ May shareholders meeting. In a letter the president of the union said “[t]his plan–to take a poor rural family, place them in a Hollywood mansion and ridicule them on national television–is repugnant to me and to the union members I represent.” Meanwhile, the Center for Rural Strategies continues its campaign to get CBS to cancel plans for the show.

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.