FOX renews The Swan.

FOX renews The Swan.
Critics may still hate the show, but viewers don’t: FOX’s extreme makeover show The Swan is watched by just shy of 10 million viewers ever week, making it one of the network’s most popular shows. The current series concludes May 24, but FOX has just announced that it will return for another season, possibly this fall. The network is currently casting for new candidates who are willing to undergo all sorts of training and therapy, plus a whole lot of plastic surgery, on national TV.

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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