The Family returns tonight.

The Family returns tonight.
ABC’s The Family returns tonight from a four-month break–it was pulled in March for low ratings/war coverage/whatever excuse will work. The two-hour episode, starting at 9 p.m. ET, will recap the show’s first three episodes, which aired earlier. Then the show’s six remaining episodes will air in its normal time slot on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ABC chair Lloyd Braun tells the Palm Beach Post, “I don’t think anything went wrong with it. We just scheduled it with too many other reality shows, and it got completely lost in the mix and never got the spotlight I think that show deserves.”

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.