ABC moves Extreme Makeover to become Shark Tank’s new lead-in

After eight seasons, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is leaving its Sunday night at 8 p.m. timeslot, and moving to Fridays at 8, where it will be the new lead-in for the recently renewed Shark Tank.

I haven’t watched Extreme Makeover in years, the show on which people’s old houses are bulldozed and replaced with new houses stocked with happiness-inducing Sears appliances. But as a fan of Shark Tank, I imagine the lead-in of a popular series will only help it. In addition, Moving Shark Tank to 9 p.m. moves it out of the way of Fox’s Kitchen Nightmares, which airs at 8 p.m. Fridays.

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.