after ordering a pilot, NBC declines to pick up The High Life as a series.

after ordering a pilot, NBC declines to pick up The High Life as a series.
Producer Ken Mok must be glad he has two more seasons of UPN’s Top Model coming up, as NBC just dropped his new series The High Life. After ordering a pilot episode, which was shot earlier this spring and featured an Appalachian family living in Beverly Hills, NBC decided not to pick up the series. NBC said that the decision was made because of “creative reasons,” although the media learned of the decision through a congressman who talked to GE officials Thursday. If you’re keeping score, that’s Shows Featuring Ignorant Backwoods People Living It Up: 0; People Opposed to Such Shows Including Very Bored Congresspeople: 2.

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.