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FOX Cheapens Love Even Further with Speed-Dating Game Show

Take Me Out
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Every generation has their own sweet spot of reality gaming shows.  Whereas some of us might enjoy the scripted dating frenzy of MTV’s ‘Next,’ others of us fondly remember ‘Singled Out.’  Some remember when Bob Barker actually hosted ‘The Price is Right,’ and even Pat Sajak sober.  FOX’s latest effort however, might not be remembered so fondly.

Taking a page from the series’ British counterpart, FOX will adapts the speed-dating game show ‘Take Me Out‘ for American audiences, according to Deadline TV.  The series will premiere on Thursday, June 7 in the 8-9:00 p.m. slot, smack in the middle of primetime.

According to the series’ rules (try to keep up with this one):

‘Take Me Out’ features a “Flirty 30″ panel consisting of 30 good-looking single women. Every week, the women meet several bachelors who try impress them with their looks, personality and sense of humor. Each woman stands at a lighted podium with a switch: if she likes the bachelor, she keeps her light on; if not, she turns it off. The game show is held in 4 rounds. After the women narrow down their field to those interested in the guy on stage, the man takes charge, turning out the lights of those ladies he’s not into. During the final round, the bachelor will pose one final question to the two remaining women before choosing the winner. The new couple will then be whisked away on a romantic fantasy date. Meanwhile, the remaining 29, plus one new woman, return during the next game.

Seems harmless enough, right?  Well, take a look at the clip from the UK version, and try to tell us that poor Scottish albino boy didn’t get his feelings terribly hurt.  Assuming that’s what happened, as I can’t understand a lick of what they’re saying.  Give it a whirl, and tell us if you’ll watch this summer in the comments below!

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