Mon. Jun 1st, 2020

Netflix renews ‘The Circle,’ ‘Love is Blind,’ adds new Marie Kondo series

Two of this season’s biggest streaming hits, The Circle and Love is Blind, are heading back for second and third seasons from Netflix with auditions currently open for both shows.

The Circle challenged contestants to win over their fellow players without seeing each other in a modern social experiment competition. Host Michelle Buteau will return as all new contestants and catfish enter The Circle vying for a $100K prize — but new strategies, challenges, and twists are in store for the next two U.S. seasons. The Circle is produced by Studio Lambert and Motion Content Group.

Love is Blind was a roller coaster and internet sensation that had singles looking for love in individual pods without the benefit of ever seeing who they’ve been flirting with. Hosts Vanessa Lachey and her husband Nick Lachey will return to ask the question again as new singles prepare to enter the pods for the dating experiment. Season two is currently casting in Chicago with season three to follow. It is executive produced by Chris Coelen, Sam Dean, Ally Simpson, Eric Detwiler, and Brian Smith.

Rhythm + Flow returns for a second season and judges Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, and Tip “T.I.” Harris also return, looking for the next hip-hop sensation in season two of the music competition series. The judges will join other industry legends in a multi-city search to find raw, undiscovered artists looking for their come up. Auditions are now open at It is produced by Jeff Gaspin for Gaspin Media; Jesse Collins and Dionne Harmon for Jesse Collins Entertainment; Nikki Boella; John Legend, Mike Jackson, and Ty Stiklorius for Get Lifted Film Co.; Jeff Pollack; Cardi B; Chance the Rapper; and Tip “T.I.” Harris.

Netflix will also introduce a new series with Tidying Up star Marie Kondo, Sparking Joy with Marie Kondo. In 2019, Marie Kondo’s method of tidying up changed the way the world viewed organization. In this new series, Marie and her team set out to tidy one small town in America, sparking joy in big new ways.  Visit to nominate a town for Marie Kondo’s new joy-sparking mission. The show is executive produced by Marie Kondo, Takumi Kawahara, Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, and Dan Volpe. 

Here’s more shows and dates of returning favorites and more:

The Circle: Brazilian season premiered March 11 

Nailed It!: No joke, Nicole and Jacques return with season four on April 1

The Circle: French season premieres April 9

Too Hot To Handle:  Prepare for this to be your next outrageous dating show obsession, premiering April 17

Queer Eye: Season five with the Fab Five premieres this summer. 

Dating Around: Season two premieres this summer featuring New Orleans’ most eligible singles

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