Celebrity Idol isn’t confirmed yet

Reports about a celebrity edition of American Idol may have been a bit premature. The show’s executive producer, Nigel Lythgoe, told reporters that it’s not a sure thing yet. “We have no deal yet with FOX,” he said. That contradicts a report in Variety, of which Lythgoe said, “We’re going to let them rumble on,” whatever that means.

Of course, FOX is the network that just greenlit Skating With the Stars, and has yet to pass up an opportunity to squeeze the Idol franchise so hard that its eyeballs bulge out, so we can probably expect to see Celebrity Idol sooner rather than later.

‘Celeb Idol’ Deal Not Done Yet [Zap2it]

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.