Probst: Amazing Race should “pull itself out of competition”; Van Munster: “it’s unlikely”

After The Amazing Race‘s seventh consecutive Emmy win, I think it should withdraw from competition, and Survivor host Jeff Probst suggested the same thing to reporters backstage at the Emmys last night.

“Maybe ‘Amazing Race’ should do what Oprah did and pull itself out of competition,” Probst said, according to the Los Angeles Times. Bertram Van Munster said that probably won’t happen, but didn’t totally shut down the idea: “I’m going to discuss it with my committee here, but it’s unlikely . … It was very intimidating to win for the seventh time,” he said.

Jeff Probst: ‘Amazing Race’ should hit the brakes [Los Angeles Times]

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.

about the writer

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.