Top Model renewed for seventh, eighth seasons; sixth season starts with retrospective

America’s Next Top Model will return for a seventh and eighth cycle, UPN announced yesterday. The show’s sixth season will debut in March.

One week before that March 8 premiere of Top Model 6, UPN will air “Where the Girls Are,” a one-hour special that “gives viewers an inside glimpse at the exciting lives of the models from all previous cycles who have parlayed their experience on the hit series into success,” according to a UPN press release.

Those featured will include “Top Model 5 winner Nicole Linkletter, Top Model 3 winner Eva Pigford, Top Model 2 winner Yoanna House, and Camille McDonald, who finished fifth during Yoanna’s season,” Reality TV World reports.

UPN Announced February Sweep Events [UPN press release]
UPN’s ‘America’s Next Top Model 6′ to premiere March 8 [Reality TV World]

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.