LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – George Lopez will host Fox’s new reality dating show “Take Me Out.”
Lopez will serve as main matchmaker for the show, the network announced Wednesday. It’s produced by FremantleMedia North America and will debut on June 7 at 8 p.m.
His roots are in stand-up comedy, but Lopez is probably best known for starring in his self-produced sitcom “George Lopez,” which ran on ABC from 2002-2007. He hosted the TBS late-night talk show “Lopez Tonight” on TBS until it was canceled in August of last year.
The show will feature 30 single women — dubbed “The Flirty 30” — who meet several eligible bachelors each week. The bachelors attempt to impress the women with their wit, looks and personality, and when one of the women becomes disinterested in a man, she turns off the light in her podium, taking herself out of the pool of potential couplings.
As the rounds progress and more women declare themselves disinterested, the tables are turned, and the bachelor gets to eliminate the women he’s not interested in. At the final round, the bachelor will ask one last question of the two remaining women. Whichever woman answers most satisfactorily will be “whisked away on a romantic fantasy date” with the bachelor.
Jeff Apploff will executive-produce “Take Me Out,” with Jack Martin and Kevin Williams co-executive producing.
FremantleMedia North America also produces “American Idol” and “The X Factor.”
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