Randy Jackson signs for three more years

Randy Jackson has signed with FOX for three more years of American Idol, thus assuring that the dysfunctional family will remain intact, as long as one of them doesn’t enter rehab.

Variety calls Randy’s deal a “[m]ultimillion-dollar pact,” but doesn’t specify beyond that. Paula Abdul signed a contract for three more years this March.

But Simon Cowell is signed with the show for five more years, meaning the show could conceivably go on without Paula and Randy.

‘Idol’ judge reups for more [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.

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.