The Benefactor concludes tonight.

The Benefactor concludes tonight.
Three episodes become one in tonight’s final episode of The Benefactor, which airs at 8 p.m. ET. Hailed as the first Apprentice clone, it turned out to be less formulaic and more tailored to Mark Cuban’s personality. The three who’ve managed not to piss him off or fail any of the tests for success are Dominic, Femia, and Linda. ABC has already spoiled the final twist in its previews (so stop reading if you haven’t seen them and don’t want to know). After each finalist gets a minute to plead their case, Mark Cuban will separately tell both of the final two players that they’ve lost–presumably to gauge how well they take the news, and to hopefully produce at least one fun-to-watch meltdown. Then, he’ll give one of them $1 million of ABC’s cash.

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.