My Life on the D-List will have “a talk-show feel”

The “celebrity oriented” fifth season of Kathy Griffin’s My Life on the D-List will have “a bit of a talk-show feel,” according to USA TODAY, although the show “will continue to focus on Griffin’s personal life and tongue-in-cheek publicity stunts.”

Kathy doesn’t offer many details, but suggests the docudrama format (which, with some notable exceptions, has become increasingly less spontaneous and is not at all cinema verite) will become more formulaic.

A number of celebrities–including Bette Midler, Christina Aguilera, Lily Tomlin, Rosie O’Donnell, Taylor Swift, and Dave Grohl–will appear, and Kathy told the paper, “I get to live in their magical A-list world for a day, but the show will still have the reality element, like my mother (Maggie) with her box of wine.”

Kathy Griffin’s ‘D-List’ earns A’s and B’s [USA TODAY]

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.