Beauty and the Geek may be revived on a new network

The CW put Beauty and the Geek on hiatus last spring, and has since cancelled it, following a very low-rated fifth season that began with a premiere that was watched by only half the previous season’s premiere’s audience.

But the show may soon find new life on another network. Twentieth Century Fox Television co-chair Gary Newman called the show a “significant success” in a conversation with TV Week, and said it may be revived, although not on The CW.

“We’re in conversations about finding another home for it and producing new episodes. And I think that’s probably likely to happen soon. It’s a format that sold in many countries around the world. It’s turned into a nice, profitable business,” Newman said.

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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.