the (first) 12 days of Ryan Seacrest.

the (first) 12 days of Ryan Seacrest.
Ryan Seacrest has begun his 12-day invasion of your media space. This past weekend, Ryan took over the mike from Casey Kasem on American Top 40. It’s web site has already excised Casey and has added bitchy comments about Ryan, saying FOX has a “master plan to have Ryan on TV 24 hours a day.” Lest you think there’s no good to come from Ryan getting even more air time, a Q&A with the Times reveals that the “request and dedication” segment is leaving the show, to be replaced by interviews and performances. Today, his daily, hour-long entertainment show On Air with Ryan Seacrest debuts (check local listings for air times). Next week, of course, is the three-evening debut of American Idol 3, hosted by none other than Brian Dunkleman. I mean, Ryan Seacrest.

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.

about the writer

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.