Dating shows 2016
Bass — best known for NSYNC — came out in 2006 with a highly publicized People magazine cover.
In 2007, he penned a biography “Out of Sync” in which he discussed his sexuality.
Logo has greenlit “Finding Prince Charming,” a reality dating competition featuring a cast of all gay men. “Finding Prince Charming” will include a cast of 13 suitors.
All the men will live in the same house together, as they compete to win the heart of one of the “nation’s most eligible gay heartthrob.” The contestants will be eliminated one-by-one, and in the final episode, the heartthrob will choose his one ideal man to “commit to an exclusive relationship,” per Logo.
“Logo has a long history of showcasing LGBTQ-focused stories with memorable characters that transcend pop culture,” said Pamela Post, SVP of original programming for Logo.
“’Finding Prince Charming’ will take viewers on a whirlwind journey through modern love and relationships in a way that only Logo can do.” Reality dating shows have had long success on television, but an American series has never featured an all-gay cast.
The various suitors were able to describe their rivals in uncomplimentary ways, which made the show work well as a general devolution of dignity.
Back in 2003, Bravo broke ground with the series “Boy Meets Boy,” though the reality show did feature both gay and heterosexual men.
The graybeard of dating shows, “The Bachelor” franchise on ABC, has received criticism for its lack of diverse casting, having largely featured white suitors and leading ladies.
“Finding Prince Charming” is currently in production, and will premiere this fall.
If there’s an African-American male in the entertainment industry who is carving out a career path that’s as inspiring as it is successful, it’s Terrence Jenkins.
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