CBS teases a “bigger” Big Brother

During the finale for its best reality series, Survivor, CBS ran a brief preview for its shittiest, most time-consuming, and most inexplicably addictive reality series, Big Brother.

The 12th season will debut July 8, exactly one year to the Thursday that it debuted last year. The only other information was a tease: “Big Brother gets even bigger.”

I know a reality show loser with a big ego who’s probably available to lose another reality show, but I hope that’s not what they mean.

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.