Brooke Burke, Vanessa Minnillo, or Melissa Rycroft could be the new DWTS co-host

A gossip report last week about the three potential contenders for the coveted, prestigious Dancing with the Stars co-host position seems to be accurate.

Three women, two of whom were past contestants on the show, are being considered: Dancing with the Stars 7 winner Brooke Burke, third-place season eight contestant Melissa Rycroft, and former True Beauty judge Vanessa Minnillo, E! News reported, saying that they’d screen test this week. Brooke Burke confirmed that news on Twitter.

Considering the low bar Samantha Harris set, I’m not sure what criteria the producers will use in selecting her replacement.

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.