FOX Announces New Celebrity Dating Show

by Robert Pace 5:00 AM PDT, May 03, 2012
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FOX has announced that it is launching a new celebrity dating game show called The Choice, which is set to premiere this summer.

The show, which will be hosted by model and So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley, will feature the world's most eligible celebrities in a competition to find true love out of a group of fellow single people.

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The show's twist is that the celebrities can't see their prospective dates and, much like the singing show The Voice, the single celebrities will be sitting on rotating chairs with their backs turned to the contestants.

The rules hold that if the celebrity bachelor likes the information that a given contestant shares about their life, he pulls the "love handle" to swivel his chair around to bring him in visual contact with his prospective mate.

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After the bachelors makes their selections, a "Speed Choice" round occurs in which each woman has to make a quick case to convince the bachelor to bring them into the final round.

In the final round, host Cat Deeley will prompt the final two ladies with a challenge question after which the celebrities then make "the choice" as to which woman they will select to take on a dream date.

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"We wanted to put a new spin on the dating game show that gives celebrities 'the choice' of a lifetime and the chance to prove you really shouldn’t judge a book by its cover,” said Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.

The Choice is currently slated to premiere June 7th on FOX.