Big Brother will return for fifth season.

Big Brother will return for fifth season.
Big Brother will be returning for a fifth season this summer, which is even more surprisingly than the fact that Julie Chen still has a job hosting it (oh, wait, that’s not surprising any more). Casting has begun for this summer’s installment, which will again run for three months. Producer Arnold Shapiro says they’re “seeking the most outgoing, competitive, quirky and charismatic players we can find.” It helps if you’re extra skeezy. And extra points if you’ve ever held a knife to someone’s throat for fun or regularly get drunk on NyQuil.

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.