Stallone doubts Contender 2 will happen.

Stallone doubts Contender 2 will happen.
One of the executive producers and hosts of The Contender has expressed doubt that the show will survive past this first season, and he blames NBC. Sylvester Stallone said, “I don’t think The Contender’s gonna be back. We had a very bizarre time slot.” This past Sunday, the show came in fourth place in its time slot, according to Variety; it was watched by 6.1 million viewers. By comparison, 14.8 million watched Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

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.