Celebrity, regular Apprentices will both air next year; NBC fall has just two reality series

NBC has just two reality series on its schedule this fall, while The Celebrity Apprentice 4 and The Apprentice 7 will both air during NBC’s 2010-2011 season. However, the recession-themed regular version doesn’t yet have an airdate, while the celebrity version will debut in March 2011.

An NBC press release says the regular version, along with The Marriage Ref and America’s Next Great Restaurant, “will premiere later in the season,” which means they’ll probably be replacements for whatever shows NBC ends up cancelling.

As to fall, The Biggest Loser will continue to stretch to fill two hours every Tuesday, while Fridays will feature the return of Who Do You Think You Are? and, later, a new series called School Pride, which is a public school makeover series produced by Cheryl Hines and former Trading Spaces Extreme Makeover producer Denise Cramsey.

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.