CBS hires new “head of reality.”

CBS hires new “head of reality.”
CBS is getting its own “head of reality and alternative programming,” according The Hollywood Reporter. Chris Sloan’s official title, “VP of alternative programming,” isn’t as fun as “head of reality” or “reality head,” but he’ll take over the position vacated earlier this year by Ghen Maynard. Sloan comes from TLC, where he “oversaw all of the cable network’s programming”; previously, “he was senior vp reality programming and specials at USA Network, where he oversaw and developed all nonscripted programming. At USA, Sloan helped develop the series Nashville Star, The Real Cannonball Run and Combat Missions.” Maybe TVGasm will get its wish of seeing The Real Cannonball Run 2001 resurrected, but this time on CBS instead of USA, which burned off the series in a single week.

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.

about the writer

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.