Is The Apprentice in danger of being cancelled?

With sliding ratings for The Apprentice 5, will the series live on to move to LA for its sixth season?

The Mercury News’ Charlie McCollum suggests that it may not, and that it will be cancelled by NBC. He writes, “Even though the series already is casting its next season, don’t count on it living past its June season finale.” However, he notes “it’s possible it could be used as a fill-in or a summer series,” which means that it wouldn’t be cancelled so much that it would just be postponed.

We should know May 15, when NBC announces its fall schedule, if Trump has a place on it, or if Howie Mandel will just take over Mondays.

On the Bubble: “The Apprentice” [Mercury News]

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.