"We wanted to put a new spin on the dating game show that gives celebrities 'The Choice' of a lifetime and the chance to prove you really shouldn’t judge a book by its cover," Mike Darnell, president of alternative entertainment at Fox, said in a statement.
"The Choice" competition begins with four celebrities sitting in rotating chairs -- a la "The Voice" -- starting with their backs to the singles hoping to score a date.
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.
Most of the overcaffeinated female contestants look as if they could have bounced over from "The Bachelor" mansion, and no one’s promising more than a date, so "The Choice" is a low-risk, low-reward proposition.
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." data-reactid="22" begins with four eligible celebrity bachelors sitting in rotating chairs, turning their backs on the sexy singles looking for a date with them.
In this initial “Blind Round,” each celebrity can only use his suitors’ voices – as they share information about their life, passions, turn-ons and turn-offs.
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.
but said he felt the partition element felt very antiquated.
In the finals, Deeley poses a challenge question to the team's final two.
Celebrities get the final choice between their two contestants before the "dream date." "The Choice," which will be filmed in front of a live audience, will also feature celebrity bachelorettes.
When a celebrity bachelor likes what he hears, he pulls his “love handle,” spinning his chair around to bring him face-to-face for the first time with his potential date.
If more than one celebrity pulls the handle, they must battle it out until the sexy single chooses a celebrity.