FOX exec: Next Joe Millionaire was “greedy”; David selects Linda.

FOX exec: Next Joe Millionaire was “greedy”; David selects Linda.
As the AP so perfectly puts it, Joe Millionaire “has gone from one of TV’s most surprising successes to the new season’s most spectacular flameout.” FOX’s entertainment chair Sandy Grushow says, “Our instincts told us from the very beginning that ‘Joe Millionaire’ was a one-time stunt and I think we got greedy.” He adds, “We tried to sneak it by the American public a second time and we got called on it.” Yes, you did, but don’t fret. You’re FOX; we expect this from you. The show ended last night, so here’s a long, one sentence recap (here’s a longer one): David picked the previously rejected Linda, who rejected him after finding out about the lie, so David left Europe heartbroken, but then Paul showed up at a Texas ranch where David was with a letter from Linda, and Linda, who’d changed her mind, and she got $250K and he got the ranch. Phew.

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.