Replica could be the sincerest as a type of flattery, correct? In that case, NBC and its particular smash hit “The sound” should really be feeling really flattered, because FOX is adding a new online dating program – cheekily labeled as “the decision” – this summer that’s a definite honor on musical reality opposition.
“The Choice” is going to be managed by Cat Deeley, just who in addition hosts “You Think you are able to dancing,” and blatantly took its structure from its NBC-based precursor. “Four superstars … blind auditions … rotating seats … but … it isn’t what you think,” stated a promo that broadcast during a current bout of United states Idol. Like “The sound,” “the decision” will function four stars (whose names have-not yet been established) in rotating chairs. Merely now, the celebs would be measurements up players as prospective times.
Each seat comes with a “love handle” (yeah, you browse that correct…but kindly try to keep your thoughts out of the gutter). When pulled, the love handle shows fascination with taking place a “fantasy day” with all the participant involved. If multiple celeb brings the lever, they must contend when it comes to woman. After each and every star features three possible dates, there is a “increase possibility” game whereby each lady recently a matter of seconds to encourage the woman well-known suitor to take the lady towards final game. During the finals, Deeley poses hard concern into continuing to be two players and the famous people make their final choice when it comes to “dream go out.”
The competition recalls the heyday of The Dating Game, once the superstars will pick their times without getting able to see all of them “There hasn’t been a unique [dating tv show] struck since ‘The Bachelor,’ so there hasn’t been an in-studio one which’s worked since The Dating Game thirty years ago,” Fox’s Mike Darnell told EW.com. “I was considering how-to do a blind-date tv series without using a wall or blindfolds, while the spinning seats appeared like a great way to do so.”
Darnell has a history of having inspiration from opponents’ productions. Take “Joe Millionaire,” for example, a mischievous response to “The Bachelor,” or “Temptation Island,” a cheeky (and sexy!) version of “Survivor.” “the option seems like an evident concept since you need to make an option,” the guy considered EW. “i am at the moment recognizing it rhymes [with The Voice]!”
I’m not sure i really believe you, Darnell, but I am all for poking fun at The usa’s ridiculous obsession with truth tv!
The Choice will debut on Summer 7, for a season of six one-hour periods around summer.