NBC orders fourth season of Last Comic Standing

Even though the third season was somewhat of a dud, NBC has ordered a fourth season of Last Comic Standing.

That third-season “[q]uickie production was a predictable ratings disappointment, and ‘Comic’ was not renewed for a summer 2005 run,” Variety reports. But “NBC reality chief Craig Plestis remained a supporter of the skein, however, and the net has now decided to give the standup showcase another turn at the mic.”

Jay Mohr may or may not return as host; he “was vocal in his displeasure about the net’s handling of the skein’s third season,” according to Variety.

NBC’s ‘Comic’ still standing [Variety]

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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