The Choice (TV series)
|Genre||Dating game show|
|Presented by||Cat Deeley|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||6|
|Executive producer(s)||Arthur Smith|
Scott St. John
|Running time||42 minutes|
|Production company(s)||A. Smith & Co. Productions|
Entertain the Brutes Productions
|Picture format||480i 4:3 letterbox/16:9 (SDTV)|
1080i 16:9 (HDTV)
|Original release||June 7 – July 12, 2012|
The format of the program, which utilizes a format similar to the blind audition rounds of The Voice, features three stages of competition and involves four single celebrity contestants (usually male; the opposite, featuring four female celebrities, also occasionally occurs), competing to fill teams of three possible dates. The first is the blind audition, in which four contestants listen to potential dates give their first impression while the celebrities' chairs are turned around as to not see them. Each celebrity contestant has the length of the possible suitor's time (about thirty seconds) to decide if he or she is interested in going out with that person. Each celebrity contestant must select three people to choose to be on their team (celebrities who have already selected their three potential dates still have to wait until after the contestant has finished giving their first impression to see them). The contestants turn their chairs to signify that they are interested in going out with that person; if two or more of the celebrity contestants want the same person (as happens frequently), the prospective date has the final choice of which celebrity they would be most interested in going out with.
The second phase of the competition is the speed dating round, in which the celebrities find out more about their three potential dates. The male and female contestants are rotated to meet each other and have usually around fifteen seconds to ask questions about the other person. At the end of each interval, the individual celebrity contestant's chair is turned around to signal the next two participants to start their interview. At the end of the round, each celebrity must eliminate one contestant.
The third and final round involves the two remaining contestants (who are brought out one at a time) being asked a single question, in which they give their opinion about a particular topic relating to their interests, families or personal lives. After both contestants have given their answer, the celebrity contestant's chair is turned to allow them to make the decision about who they are most interested in dating, each celebrity then must come onstage to reveal to the host, audience and the remaining contestants, which of the two they have chosen to go out on a date with.
|June 7, 2012||Pauly D, Romeo, Jeremy Bloom, Jason Cook,|
|June 14, 2012||Joe Jonas, Michael Catherwood, Seth Wescott, Parker Young||Joe: Latika, Amanda & Kimberley
Michael: Kerrya, Megan & Keyonna
Parker: Melanie, Shannon & Becky
Seth: Blaire, Morgane & Sarah
Not chosen: Tina, Lindsay & Kate
|June 21, 2012||Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, Taylor Hicks, Warren Sapp, Rocco DiSpirito||Mike: Liz, Jessica & Laura
Taylor: Hope, Sonya & Ruby
Warren: Angela, Shakyra & Erika
Rocco: Christina, Lexie & Veronica
|June 28, 2012||Carmen Electra, Rima Fakih, Sophie Monk, Hope Dworaczyk||Carmen: RJ, Christopher, Nicholas
Rima: Gabriel, Karim, Andrew
Sophie: David, John, Shane
Hope: Brant, Marco, Hermoz
|July 5, 2012||Rob Kardashian, Finesse Mitchell, Rob Gronkowski, Steven Lopez|
|July 12, 2012||Dean Cain, Tyson Beckford, Robert Nettles, Ndamukong Suh|
- Seidman, Robert (May 2, 2012). "Fox Snarks on 'The Voice;' Announces New Summer Dating Series 'The Choice'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 2, 2012.
- "The Choice Episode Guide 2012 Season 1 - The Choice, Episode 5." TV Guide. http://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/the-choice-2012/episode-5-season-1/the-choice/375530. Retrieved 07-01-12.
- "The Choice Episode Guide 2012 Season 1 - Dean Cain; Tyson Beckford; Robert Nettles; Ndamukong Suh, Episode 6." TV Guide. http://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/the-choice-2012/episode-6-season-1/dean-cain-tyson-beckford-robert-nettles-ndamukong-suh/375530. Retrieved 07-01-12.