Martha’s Apprentice moves to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays

How do you solve a problem like Martha? Move her to 9 p.m. ET. NBC is dealing with decreasing ratings by changing the show’s timeslot from 8 p.m. on Wednesdays to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays.

The move comes after Martha tied Tyra’s America’s Next Top Model on Wednesday, so as of next week, the shows will not compete with one another. Or as Defamer gracefully puts it, “Tyra Banks has grabbed a fistful of Martha Stewart’s blonde hair and told the ex-con lifestyle empress to get her gang of ass-kissing honkies off her Wednesday night turf.”

As a result of NBC’s brilliant move, Martha will now face much easier competiton: ABC’s Lost, the number three show in the country, which on Wednesday was watched by an average of 22.7 million people.

NBC Flips Apprentice: Martha and E-Ring [Mediaweek]
Martha Menaced By Pretty Anorexics [Defamer]

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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