Simple Life renewed, casting begins.

Simple Life renewed, casting begins.
Not that it was in doubt, but The Simple Life 2 has officially been picked up by FOX, and the format, as reported earlier, is a cross-country road trip they’ll take in a camper. FOX reality puppetmaster Mike Darnell tells Variety, “Maybe Paris will visit a Wal-Mart. I’m kind of hoping they stop at a Hilton.” Jon Murray tells the Daily News that it will be like “Lucy and Ricky in long trailers or Chevy Chase in ‘Vacation.’” Bunim-Murray is currently casting for families in Grand Canyon Village, AZ; Brooksville, FL; and Lafayette, LA. Filming will begin within two months, and the show will debut in May.
+ also: Nicky Hilton turned down The Simple Life because “you’re putting yourself out there so much.”

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.