When animals attacked, aliens were autopsied and women competed like cattle at the county fair to marry strangers they’d been told were millionaires? It’s Fox’s "The Choice," a parody of NBC’s singing competition "The Voice," that spins those swivel chairs to find not singers, but dates for C-list guys — sorry, "eligible celebrity bachelors" — whose first decisions are made sight unseen.
Move over, "The Voice." This summer is all about "The Choice." Not long after "The Voice" wraps up for the season next week, FOX is launching a new celeb dating show called "The Choice," which will be hosted by comely Cat Deeley of "So You Think You Can Dance." SODAHEAD SLIDESHOW: See the best dating shows ever.
So what makes this dating show different from all the others?
Paul "DJ Pauly D" Del Vecchio is among the quartet of guys featured in Thursday’s premiere, and if you love him on MTV, there’s no reason you won’t love him on "The Choice." The other chairs are occupied by actor Jason Cook ("General Hospital"), rapper/actor Romeo (no longer so Lil’) and champion skier (and, very briefly, Philadelphia Eagle) Jeremy Bloom.
Among those spinning the chairs in future episodes: "American Idol" Season 5 winner Taylor Hicks, another "Jersey Shore" guy, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, and singer Joe Jonas.
I’ve long since stopped losing sleep over the myriad ways young women seem willing to humiliate themselves on television.
But ask yourself: What would you say or do to get someone from MTV’s "Jersey Shore" to ask you out?If more than one celebrity picks a contestant, the contestant gets to decide which celebrity to join.After each celebrity has three potential dates, the show goes into "Speed Choice" round, where each woman has only a few seconds to convince the celebrity to take her to the final round.Once each bachelor has his three hotties, the teams enter the “Speed Choice” round, where each woman has only 15 seconds to convince her celebrity to pick her for the final round.The Bachelor/Bachelorette will also do a reverse-gender version.Fox is giving celebrities "The Choice" this summer.