Martha’s Apprentice won’t be renewed

The most unsurprising non-news of the day is that The Apprentice: Martha Stewart won’t be renewed. The show has not been cancelled, as it will finish its first-season run and concludes with a live two-hour finale four days before Christmas, on Dec. 21.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, “Sources said that NBC has passed on ordering another round of episodes.” But “[a] spokesman for NBC stressed Sunday that the show always had been scheduled to run for only one cycle,” the paper reports.

Since its debut, Martha’s version “has pulled in an average of 6.8 million viewers.”

Stewart’s ‘Apprentice’ fired [Hollywood Reporter]

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.