Making the Band 3 casting announced.

Making the Band 3 casting announced.
Judging by the e.mail I’ve received, there’s a diverse group of XX chromosome-carrying people who are salivating at the prospect of stardom via Making the Band 3‘s all-girl group. As one wrote, “Who says that a white chick from Flint can’t RoCk??!!” Well, rest easy, rockin’ white chicks in Flint and everyone else: MTV has finally released the audition info for the upcoming series, and three open casting calls will be held. One will be on the west coast (in Malibu on Oct. 12), one in the midwest (in Chicago on Oct. 16), and one on the east coast (in New York City on Oct. 20). Unlike with American Idol, those under the age of 18 won’t be permitted to audition.
+ update: The Chicago audition that was listed has been replaced by a Miami casting call on Oct. 18, and the New York audition has been moved up a day. Check MTV.com for the latest info.

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.