Amazing Race renewed for a 13th season

CBS has ordered an additional season of The Amazing Race.

Variety reports this “is a vindication for ‘Race,’ which appeared to be fading in the ratings during its 11th outing earlier this year — but earned a pickup anyway.” Last year’s renewal was also a one-season renewal, compared to previous renewals which were for two more seasons.

Casting already took place for the 13th season, and its application [PDF] said that filming would be “starting sometime in or around April – May of 2008.” However, it’s possible that could be moved up, as the premiere of this current season was moved up to this fall instead of 2008.

‘Amazing Race’ still running [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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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.