WWE Tough Enough resurrected by USA Network

The series that lets people compete for a pro wrestling contract will return to TV more than six years after being effectively canceled. WWE Tough Enough, which aired three seasons on MTV and then a fourth season as part of SmackDown that featured current WWE champion Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, has been picked up by USA Network.

USA said in a press release that it will debut April 4 and “will feature a group of twelve individuals looking for an once-in-a-lifetime shot to become the next WWE Superstar or Diva.”

It will be produced by Shed Media, which also does The Real Housewives of New York City. Crossover episode, anyone?

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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