group credited with bringing Real World back to Philly; casting special airs tonight.

group credited with bringing Real World back to Philly; casting special airs tonight.
Get to know The Real World Philadelphia a bit more tonight as MTV airs a hour-long preview special at 10 p.m. ET. It’s titled “Out of My Way, I’m Moving In: Tips For Getting Into The Real World.” Meanwhile, group of under-35 activists is credited with helping to bring The Real World back to Philadelphia after producers threatened to leave. In its profile of Young Involved Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Inquirer says that the group “played a key role in coaxing a miffed MTV to stick with its plan to film the reality show” in the city. A Bunim-Murray executive agrees, and praises the group: COO Joey Carson said YIP “is a great example of the power that regular people have to create positive change if they put their minds to it. They were able to quickly organize themselves to send a unified message that was heard loud and clear by the right people at the right time.”

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.