Mark Cuban will appear on Shark Tank

Dallas Mavericks owner and former reality star Mark Cuban will join Shark Tank‘s panel of sharks for three episodes in its second season. This makes infinitely more sense than the show’s addition of Jeff Foxworthy as a shark for three of the new season’s eight episodes. The Hollywood Reporter calls this “pitch-perfect casting.

Five years ago, Mark had his own The Apprentice-style show called The Benefactor, which led to the two rich men verbally slapping each other in the media. (Here’s my coverage of that short-lived show.)

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.