Idol 4 down to 24 finalists.

Idol 4 down to 24 semi-finalists.
And then there were 24: 12 men and 12 women remain on American Idol 4, and they’ll compete against each other until half of their ranks are eliminated. Next week begins Idol‘s three-night-per-week schedule. The men will face off on Monday nights (at 8 p.m. ET), the women on Tuesday nights (also at 8 p.m. ET), and four people will go home every Wednesday night (at 9 p.m. ET). This will continue for three weeks, until just 12 finalists remain.
+ plus: Comcast DVR users can’t fast-forward through Idol’s many commercials.

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.

about the writer

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.