Canadian Idol 2 debuts tonight.

Canadian Idol 2 debuts tonight.
Canada picks up after stateside Idol fever as CTV begins to air Canadian Idol 2 tonight at 8 p.m. ET. CTV plans a total of 33 episodes, 10 more than last year but 10 shy of the 43 episodes FOX aired this past season. Campaigning politicians “have been wanting to use our show as a platform,” the show’s executive producer tells the CP. This year, 9,000 people auditioned.

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.