Philly mayor says there’s a “good chance” that The Real World will stay.

Philly mayor says there’s a “good chance” that The Real World will stay.
The mayor of Philadelphia says there’s a “good chance it can happen.” “It” is The Real World Philadelphia, and the reason for his optimism is a series of meetings he had with union officials. An announcement was expected yesterday or today; talks are continuing today. An online petition attracted over 3,200 signatures. One of the union reps says that it’s “a whole lot more complicated than who’s doing the work.” The Philadelphia Inquirer says the city’s public transportation system might be one of the issues; it reports that in New Orleans, “Bunim/Murray requested the city’s transportation system re-route buses so they would not interfere with the shots of the building.”

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.