Reality check: Breaking Bad creator really wants Mythbusters to test his show, Bachelor embezzlement

Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, who previously told Vulture that he’d like to do a crossover with Discovery’s Mythbusters, repeated that, saying that he’d like to see the show test what happened on last night’s season premiere with the magnet: “I would love to have MythBusters prove or disprove that on their wonderful TV show.” [New York Times]

The Bachelor‘s producers have sued the show’s accountant, claiming he embezzled $600,000 by inflating production costs. [Hollywood Reporter]

Ax Men is focusing on a grain elevator operator as part of its fall season. [Duluth News Tribune]

Andrej Pejic, the androgynous 20-year-old model, is apparently filming a reality show. [frockwriter]

A documentary about the making of Green Day’s three new albums (all three of which are being released between September and January) will potentially debut at Sundance next year; another documentary will be about the band’s time before they became a mainstream success in 1994. [Billboard]

National Geographic Channel’s American Colony: Meet the Hutterites is being criticized by an author who says it is “a distorted and exploitative version of Hutterite life” and is “contrived,” including being cast with extras and fabricated scenes. The network said in a statement that the show is “a truthful representation” and “not scripted in any way.” [Winnipeg Free Press]

Last Comic Standing season two and three finalist Tammy Pescatelli responded to a heckler, who then threw a wine glass at her during a show; police didn’t arrest the glass-thrower. [LaughSpin]

The things Michael Musto mentions in this impossibly dumb column are not unworthy of discussion, it’s just that he writes about the most obvious kind of certain reality TV production methods as if he’s just discovered the Loch Ness monster in Ramona Singer’s pinot grigio. [Village Voice]

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.