Spotlight on Summer Dating Shows


Love is in the air!

With the warm weather comes romance to television screens this summer. Major networks are cashing in on the love bug, recruiting celebrities for their bidding.

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Stars like Joe Jonas, Jersey Shore's Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and American Idol winner Taylor Hicks will lend their singlehood to FOX's The Choice. The celebrity dating show debuting Thursday, June 7, gives contestants a rare opportunity to snag a date with the eligible judges using only the sound of their voice.

On NBC, sexy singles take dating to extreme measures with Love in the Wild premiering Tuesday, June 5. Fourteen eligible ladies and gents hit the jungles, beaches, tropical forests, caves and mountains of the Dominican Republic on the quest to find love with the help of host Jenny McCarthy with one lucky couple winning the grand prize. Last year, Samantha Woods and Mike Spiro snagged an all-expenses paid, first class trip around the world for two, stopping in London, Paris, Athens, Rome, and Singapore.

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And last but not least, George Lopez returns to television with FOX's Take Me Out Thursday, June 7. From the producers of The X Factor and American Idol comes the elimination-style show featuring a group of 30 men or women vying for the affections of a single, lucky lady or gent. In the end, the fortunate female or fellow will be taken on a romantic getaway.