Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica debuts tonight; couple had “limited veto power.”

Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica debuts tonight; couple had “limited veto power.”
Pop stars Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson have had their newlywed life chronicled by MTV cameras for a show that debuts tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET. Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica will include their “harmless bickering” and a campaing trip, although “[t]he master bedroom was off-limits and they had limited veto power over what eventually makes it to broadcast,” the New York Daily News reports. Simpson tells USA TODAY, in a story about her show and other celebrity reality TV shows, that “you don’t really want to edit yourself. The moment when you think a fight’s going to start, or you’re going to do something stupid or embarrassing, is when you really want the cameras there. Because that’s when you’re going to get great TV–and ratings.”

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.