EXCLUSIVE: Fox is reteaming with Mark Burnett for an unscripted dating series to air later this year.
The untitled project, co-created and executive produced by Burnett, marks the first dating series for the prolific reality producer behind such hits like The series, which has received a 10-episode order, puts the notion of instant attraction to the test.
“The real soap opera will unfold when these budding couples discover whether or not they have the compatibility to make their relationships last,” Fox says.
“I am so happy to be making my first dating series with Fox,” said Burnett, who previously co-created and executive produced the game show The Fox dating show also marks the first series order for MGM Television since Emmy winner Burnett was named president last month.
It is created and executive produced by Burnett, Ben Newmark, Dan Newmark and Larry Barron.
MGM Television and Grandma’s House Entertainment produce, with MGM serving as the worldwide distributor of the series outside of the U.
Tuesday brings great news for reality-TV junkies everywhere—or, at least, the ones who get Logo TV in their cable subscriptions. Consider some bygone reality dating shows that featured gay contestants, and you’ll quickly understand why this matters.
In other words, it’s like any other dating show, but with gay contestants instead of straight ones.
But it -style template, with 13 suitors living together in one house; they’ll be eliminated one by one until the finale, in which the eligible bachelor picks his prince charming.
To be clear, this is not the first time gay people have been featured as part of a dating show’s template—or even the first time they have been the subject of a reality dating show.
audiences, just greenlit TV’s first reality show about gay dating.
In the summer of 2003, Bravo premiered straight men who were pretending to be gay. T.+ umbrella know what it’s like to be rendered virtually invisible—or, perhaps worse, to only be seen through the lens of stereotypes ascribed to them by straight people.
The show revealed this secret toward the end: if the bachelor successfully selected a gay man as his match, he’d win money and a trip to New Zealand. You might think that, by the end of a very busy week-long tour, Kate would be exhausted, unenthused about getting dressed up for the cameras.