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A gay Bachelor type reality TV show will hit our small screens soon

New Gay Reality TV Show

13 July 2016
By Alan Frank - QL USA

Over on American Cable TV the first U.S. dating show with an all-gay cast is currently in production and will be broadcast on Logo later this year.

The show, called Finding Prince Charming, will see 13 "charming and gorgeous suitors" all live in one house while they "compete to win the heart of one of the country's most eligible gay heartthrobs," Logo said in a press release.

"One by one, the suitors are eliminated until the heartthrob chooses one ideal man to sweep him off of his feet and commit to an exclusive relationship," Logo said.

Yes, it might sound as if Finding Prince Charming might be a gay spin-off of The Bachelor, the show is not affiliated with that particular American reality show at all.

The show will be hosted by Lance Bass, the former NSYNC member who married Michael Turchin in 2014.

The show's concept is not new however and gay men have featured in American dating shows before. In 2003, Bravo aired Boy Meets Boy, which featured a gay bachelor who did not know that some of the men competing for his affections were straight. (If he chose a gay man the pair would split the prize, but if he chose a straight man then that guy would get the loot.)

A similar show, Playing It Straight, aired on Fox in 2004 with a straight woman having to choose among a pool of male suitors, some of who were secretly gay.

However, Finding Prince Charming will be the first U.S. dating show to feature an all-gay cast.

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