“hoax” Superstar USA debuts tonight.

“hoax” Superstar USA debuts tonight.
The WB’s self-described “elaborate hoax” Superstar USA debuts tonight. Over seven episodes, singers will perform in front of judges Vitamin C, Tone Loc, and Chris Briggs; those who suck the most will be advanced in the competition after being told that they’re great. The 12 finalists will “receive superstar treatment – complete with makeovers, dance sessions with a top choreographer, and singing lessons with a respected voice coach.” The worst singer will ultimately win $100,000–after being told that they really suck. The show airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET.

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.