“The Choice” will debut Thursday, June 7th (9:00-10:00 pm ET/PT). Cat Deeley will host. The celebrity contestants have yet to be announced.
“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.
Filmed in front of a live audience, each episode begins with four of the world’s most eligible bachelors sitting in rotating chairs, turning their backs on love and unable to see the sexy singles looking for a date with fame. In this initial “Blind Round,” each celebrity can only use his suitors’ voices – as they share information about their life, passions, turn-ons and turn-offs – to help the celeb choose. When the celebrity bachelor likes what he hears, he pulls his “love handle,” spinning his chair around to bring him face-to-face for the first time with his potential mate. If more than one celebrity pulls the handle, they must battle it out for her affection until the sexy single gets to pick whose dating pool she wants to swim in.
Once each bachelor has his three “hotties,” the teams enter the “Speed Choice” round, where each woman has only seconds to convince her leading man to sweep her off her feet to the final round.
In the final round, love is on the line when host Deeley poses a challenge question to each of the team’s final two. The celebrities must then make “The Choice” between each of their two remaining eligible ladies, whisking one away on a dream date and leaving one in no man’s land.
While male celebs will be on initially, The Choice also plans to have one episode with famous bachelorettes sitting in the celebrity chairs.
The Choice is produced by A. Smith & Co. Productions. Arthur Smith, Kent Weed and Scott St. John serve as executive producers.