Drew Carey says Last Comic Standing 2 process was “crooked and dishonest.”

Drew Carey says Last Comic Standing 2 process was “crooked and dishonest.”
Two celebrity judges for Last Comic Standing 2 say their input was ignored when producers selected the 10 finalists. Brett Butler wrote on her web site that they “were both surprised and disappointed at the results and … had NOTHING to do with them.” Her fellow judge Drew Carey is even more blunt: “I thought it was crooked and dishonest. It was like somebody at NBC cast the show ahead of the event in Vegas. And they had 1,100 in the audience (for the semifinals competition) who saw how blatantly it was cast. If this happened on ‘Survivor’ or any other reality TV show, it would be a major scandal.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, “while the judges’ opinion in the rounds leading to the final are taken into account, the final decision is made by the show’s producers and NBC executives.”

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.