HGTV casting for Design Star 3, renews David Bromstad’s Color Splash for three seasons

HGTV is doing extremely well with Design Star, its engaging competition that gives its winner their own series on the network. The first season’s winner, David Bromstad, just had his show Color Splash renewed for three more seasons, while the network is casting for a third season of the reality competition even as the second is still airing.

HGTV “has ordered three more seasons — or 39 additional episodes — of” David’s series, according to The Hollywood Reporter, while Design Star 3 “is set to debut in the third quarter.” An HGTV spokesperson tells reality blurred that it’s the third quarter of 2008, and production will take place February 26 to April 30 of next year.

Applications are due Oct. 31; the network wants people who have “Design Expertise,” “Personality That Pops,” and “Passion for Your Work.”

‘Design’ lays blueprint for third season [Hollywood Reporter]
Are you a great designer? Be a part of Design Star season three! [HGTV]

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.