The Simple Life 2 concludes tonight.

The Simple Life 2 concludes tonight.
Paris and Nicole complete their cross-country road trip tonight as FOX’s top-rated summer series, The Simple Life 2, concludes with an hour-long episode at 9 p.m. ET. The series “has averaged over 9 million viewers a week–Fox’s top-rated show, both in total viewers and key demos,” the New York Post says. Still, last week’s episode was watched by 7.6 million viewers, its “lousiest showing ever,” according to The Washington Post. And the Globe and Mail argues, “The buzz has bottomed out for The Simple Life 2 in this diminished second version, though certainly through no fault of the adorable heroines.”

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.