Replica could be the sincerest kind of flattery, correct? In this case, NBC and its particular smash struck “The sound” should be feeling really flattered, because FOX shall be introducing a unique matchmaking tv show – cheekily called “The Choice” – come july 1st that is a clear homage into musical fact competitors.

“the option” would be managed by Cat Deeley, just who also hosts “and that means you Think you can easily Dance,” and blatantly took its style from its NBC-based forerunner. “Four superstars … blind auditions … spinning chairs … but … it isn’t really how you feel,” said a promo that aired during a current episode of United states Idol. Like “The Voice,” “The selection” will function four celebrities (whose labels have-not but been launched) in rotating seats. Only this time, the celebs would be measurements up individuals as prospective dates.

Each couch comes with a “love handle” (yeah, you browse that right…but kindly keep your thoughts outside of the gutter). Whenever pulled, the really love handle indicates desire for going on a “fantasy big date” making use of person under consideration. If one or more celeb pulls the lever, they have to compete for your girl. After each and every star has three prospective times, there’s a “increase Choice” rounded for which each girl has just a few seconds to encourage the woman popular suitor to simply take the lady to the final circular. Inside the finals, Deeley poses hard question for the remaining two participants in addition to a-listers make making your decision for all the “dream date.”

Your competition recalls the heyday of The Dating Game, because the celebs will select their unique times without getting capable of seeing them “There hasn’t already been a fresh [dating tv series] struck since ‘The Bachelor,’ so there was not an in-studio one which’s worked since The Dating Game thirty years in the past,” Fox’s Mike Darnell informed “I was thinking about how-to perform a blind-date program without needing a wall or blindfolds, and the spinning seats seemed like a great way to do it.”

Darnell provides a history of using determination from rivals’ projects. Take “Joe Millionaire,” for example, a mischievous response to “The Bachelor,” or “Temptation Island,” a cheeky (and sexy milf chat!) version of “Survivor.” “the option appears like an obvious concept since you need to make a selection,” the guy considered EW. “I’m at the moment recognizing it rhymes [with The Voice]!”

I’m not sure i really believe you, Darnell, but I am all for poking enjoyable at The usa’s ridiculous fixation with truth television!

The selection will debut on Summer 7, for a season of six one-hour attacks on top of the summer.