Imitation may be the sincerest kind flattery, correct? Therefore, NBC as well as its smash hit “The Voice” should-be feeling really flattered, because FOX should be presenting a fresh dating tv series – cheekily called “the decision” – come july 1st that’s a very clear respect to the music fact competitors.
“the decision” should be organized by Cat Deeley, which in addition has “so that you Think You’ll be able to Dance,” and blatantly took its format from the NBC-based forerunner. “Four superstars … blind auditions … rotating chairs … but … it isn’t how you feel,” stated a promo that aired during a recent episode of American Idol. Like “The Voice,” “the option” will function four famous people (whose brands have-not but already been announced) in spinning chairs. Merely this time around, the celebrities would be sizing upwards participants as potential dates.
Each seat consists of a “love handle” (yeah, you browse that correct…but kindly keep your mind out of the gutter). When pulled, the really love handle indicates desire for going on a “fantasy day” because of the participant concerned. If more than one celeb pulls the lever, they have to contend for all the lady. After every celebrity has actually three potential times, absolutely a “increase solution” game wherein each woman recently a couple of seconds to convince her famous suitor to get their toward last round. Inside the finals, Deeley presents difficult question toward continuing to be two participants and the a-listers make making your decision for any “dream day.”
Your competition recalls the heyday of The Dating Game, since the superstars will select their particular dates without getting capable of seeing them “there’sn’t been a unique [dating tv show] hit since ‘The Bachelor,’ so there has not been an in-studio one which’s worked since The Dating Game thirty years before,” Fox’s Mike Darnell told EW.com. “I became contemplating just how to perform a blind-date tv series without the need for a wall or blindfolds, and also the whirling seats seemed like a terrific way to do so.”
Darnell features a history of getting determination from opponents’ projects. Take “Joe Millionaire,” for example, a mischievous response to “The Bachelor,” or “Temptation Island,” a cheeky (and sexy!) version of “Survivor.” “The Choice may seem like a clear concept since you need to make a selection,” the guy thought to EW. “I’m at the moment recognizing it rhymes [with The Voice]!”
I don’t know It’s my opinion you, Darnell, but I’m all for poking fun at America’s ridiculous obsession with reality tv!
The decision will debut on Summer 7, for a season of six one-hour episodes on the summertime.