Colonial House will debut in May.

Colonial House will debut in May.
PBS and Thirteen/WNET’s next US-produced time capsule reality series will debut in May. Colonial House will air over four nights, May 10 to 14, from 8 to 10 p.m. The colonists are separated into four houses, two of which contain “indentured servants,” and one of which is designated for three “Freemen.” They lived as if it was 1628, facing “the rigid class and gender roles, mandatory religious observance, and the puritanical civil laws of the era, particularly those pertaining to profanity.” The show was first announced in the summer of 2002, with production scheduled then for 2003.

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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