Top Model 4 debuts in March; show has been renewed for fifth and sixth seasons.

Top Model 4 debuts in March; show has been renewed for fifth and sixth seasons.
The show that has become UPN’s version of Survivor is sticking around for a long time to come. The fourth season of America’s Next Top Model will debut on March 2, and UPN is renewing the series for two more seasons. UPN President Dawn Ostroff said, “The three cycles have broken ratings record. Additionally, the move to Wednesdays has increased ratings among young women in the triple digits.” Other reality shows are also headed to the network; the search for a temporary new TLC member, R U the Girl with T-Boz & Chilli, will kick off this summer. However, according to TV Week, Ostroff said that Amish in the City will not be returning.

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.