NBC orders pilot for The High Life.

NBC orders pilot for The High Life.
NBC ordered a half-hour pilot episode of Top Model producer Ken Mok’s new show The High Life. Rather than following a group of stoners or marijuana dealers as its title might suggest, the show simply rips off CBS’ proposed series The Real Beverly Hillbillies. E! Online says the show involves “importing a rural family to Beverly Hills, setting them up in a mansion and feeding them escargot and organic produce and other things of that ilk for the better part of a week.” The pilot was already cast “multi-generational families of 5 people or more with dynamic personalities and big dreams willing to be followed 24/7 as they take a fantasy trip away from home for the first time,” and that first episode has already been produced, but NBC isn’t yet committing to a series.

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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