MTV signs Rod Stewart for reality show.

Rod Stewart gets MTV reality show.
Rod Stewart, in case you didn’t know, is now hip (again?). Recently, Rod sold 4 million copies of his latest album, and there’s a new London stage show based on his music. The next logical step: a 12-episode series on MTV. For Rod: Live and Uncensored, MTV “has promised him $5 million up front, with another $20 million if the show…is a hit,” The Sydney Morning Herald reports. The paper says “he’s obsessed with his train set and his soccer” and “telegenic young women,” so that $20 mil shouldn’t be a problem.

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.