3.5 million watched Britney & Kevin debut; producers received footage three weeks ago.

3.5 million watched Britney & Kevin debut; producers received footage three weeks ago.
The debut of Britney and Kevin: Chaotic attracted 3.46 million viewers, a heck of a lot more than watched Veronica Mars the week before, and enough people ages 18 to 34 to beat ABC, NBC and The WB. The show will continue to air on UPN, but MTV will air repeats of the show starting next Thursday at 10, according to Zap2it.com. Those in charge of assembling Britney and Kevin’s footage into semi-coherent episodes said they had just three weeks to put the series together. Susan Zirinsky tells the New York Post that producers are “really trying to present what she wanted because she and Kevin are executive producers. This is her story, how she shot it is how it appears — I actually like the honesty of it.” She adds that while Britney filtered the footage first, the footage producers “left out was because it was too goofy, but there was nothing too raw that we couldn’t put on TV.”

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.