debut of Top Model 2 had strong ratings; eight-person orgy will be shown.

debut of Top Model 2 had strong ratings; eight-person orgy will be shown.
UPN’s premiere of America’s Next Top Model 2 was watched by “4.9 million viewers – the second-largest audience ever for UPN in the Tuesday 9 p.m.-to-10 p.m. time slot,” TV Week reports. The show also gave UPN “its best ratings in the time period in viewers 12 to 34 in 1½ years and it ranked first in the time period among women 18 to 34.” Those numbers will likely increase now that Tyra Banks revealed that an orgy between four contestants and four men will appear on the show. On Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Tyra said, “There’s eight people making out at the same time kinda in the same vicinity, I don’t want to say orgy–but I just said it,” according to the New York Post. UPN confirms an edited version of the events will be shown, but a spokesperson didn’t reveal when that episode will air, saying, “We’ve been viewing the tape repeatedly to determine our corporate reaction, and we’ll have to get back to you on that.”

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.