Fashion Star cancelled, having actually already aired a second season

NBC’s Fashion Star was cancelled, which is less surprising than the fact that it was renewed for a second season that aired this spring. Although the show was slightly retooled, with a new host and a new sponsor (Express instead of H&M), it was pushed to Fridays and all but ignored.

Saturday, the network’s entertainment president, Bob Greenblatt, told a group of reporters, “no,” when asked if it would return; The Hollywood Reporter describes his response to its question as “swift and firm.”

Its second-season ratings were pretty bad, with only 2.5 million people watching the finale, and a significant drop for its rating between seasons among younger viewers for the finale (1.6 to .5).

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.