The Amazing Race wins Emmy.

The Amazing Race wins Emmy.
Days after CBS started casting for a fifth season, which previously seemed like it would not happen, The Amazing Race won the first Reality/Competition Program Emmy. It beat Survivor and American Idol (and two other random shows), which E! says was “[p]erhaps the biggest shocker”; all three were nominated for unspecified seasons. Survivor won an Emmy two years ago in the Special Class category, which this new category replaces. Last week, Cirque du Soleil: Fire Within won the first Nonfiction Program Alternative Emmy.

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.