FOX Spoofs “The Sound” With A Brand New Dating Reality Program

Simulation may be the sincerest as a type of flattery, correct? Therefore, NBC and its particular smash hit “The Voice” must certanly be feeling really flattered, because FOX would be adding a fresh dating program – cheekily called “the decision” – come july 1st that is a definite respect toward music reality opposition.

“the option” are hosted by Cat Deeley, exactly who additionally hosts “so that you believe it is possible to Dance,” and blatantly takes its structure from the NBC-based predecessor. “Four sacramento porn stars … blind auditions … spinning seats … but … it is not how you feel,” mentioned a promo that aired during a current bout of United states Idol. Like “The sound,” “The selection” will feature four a-listers (whose names have never however been announced) in rotating seats. Just this time, the superstars shall be sizing upwards members as potential dates.

Each couch consists of a “love handle” (yeah, you read that correct…but please keep your thoughts out of the gutter). When pulled, the really love handle shows fascination with taking place a “fantasy go out” making use of the person in question. If several celeb pulls the lever, they must participate when it comes down to girl. After each celeb provides three prospective times, there’s a “increase preference” circular where each lady has just a couple of seconds to convince her well-known suitor to get the girl with the last round. Inside the finals, Deeley presents difficult concern for the staying two individuals therefore the famous people make final choice for all the “dream big date.”

The competition recalls the heyday of The Dating Game, since the a-listers will choose their unique times without getting capable of seeing all of them “there’sn’t been another [dating tv series] hit since ‘The Bachelor,’ there was not an in-studio the one that’s worked since The Dating Game 3 decades in the past,” Fox’s Mike Darnell informed “I happened to be considering simple tips to perform a blind-date program without needing a wall or blindfolds, therefore the spinning seats seemed like a terrific way to do it.”

Darnell features a history of getting inspiration from competitors’ designs. Take “Joe Millionaire,” for example, a mischievous response to “The Bachelor,” or “Temptation Island,” a cheeky (and sexy!) version of “Survivor.” “the decision may seem like a clear concept as you need to make a variety,” the guy thought to EW. “I’m at the moment realizing it rhymes [with The Voice]!”

I am not sure i really believe you, Darnell, but I’m all for poking enjoyable at The usa’s absurd obsession with reality television!

The decision will debut on Summer 7, for a period of six one-hour symptoms on the summer.