Reality Central launch delayed until later this year, but signs its first cable carrier.

Reality Central launch delayed until later this year, but signs its first cable carrier.
Insight Communications is the first cable company to pick up the all reality TV network Reality Central. The cable company, which a press release says “is the 9th largest cable operator in the United States,” has 1.4 million subscribers in Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio. Who knew that midwesterners were such earlier adopters? The network will only be included as part of that company’s digital cable offerings. The press release says the network “launches in 2004,” no longer specifying the first quarter; as TV Week reports, Reality Central “has delayed its planned spring launch until later this year.”

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.