Face Off will return for a third season this summer

SyFy’s terrific Hollywood effects makeup competition series Face Off will return for its third season this summer, the network announced Tuesday.

Its second is currently airing, and while it hasn’t changed much since season one, it remains consistently entertaining, and ratings are increasing compared to the first season. (Past episodes are online.) Like most competition shows, it overuses team and partner challenges, but at least here it’s usually evident who exactly was responsible for parts of the makeup.

I’m also a huge fan of the show’s music, particularly the orchestration that runs underneath the judging, apparently composed by The Elements. It’s definitely the best runway/judging music since Project Runway. Watch to see the incredible work, and listen to that killer score:

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.