Top Model is changing UPN’s landscape.

Top Model is changing UPN’s landscape.
With the third season debut of America’s Next Top Model 3 just a few weeks away, there’s a lot more on the line than just a modeling contract. The show’s home, UPN, has so much faith in the series that the network is banking all three of its scripted dramas on the continued success and even growth of ‘Model,’” reports. Because of the show’s success in its first and second seasons, the network is shifting its focus toward women. Executive producer Ken Mok says “UPN is now about women,” which is actually causing him some problems, as “that killed my pilot,” he says, referring to a different show he’d planned to produce for the network. Top Model 3 debuts on Sept. 22, and will be followed by shows that UPN wants to promote.

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.