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Thanks to The Voice, spinning chairs are all the rage. Earlier today we shared the promo for this week's Saturday Night Live, which had Jason Sudeikis giving a little nod to The Voice with his use of a spinning chair, and this evening, Fox shared word that they're going to air a new dating game show called The Choice, which in addition to having a very familiar sounding name, also happens to feature chairs that spin.
I can already hear the theme music in my mind (This is The Choice!). Fox doesn't seem to be making any apologies about the similarities between the NBC singing competition The Voice and their new show The Choice. In fact, they seem to dive head first into it with the teaser they released in addition to the announcement:
So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley is set to host the series, which debuts on Thursday, June 7 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The Choice will be filmed in front of a live audience and will feature eligible celebrities in search of love. Like The Voice, it begins with a "Blind Round" which has the male celebrities seated with their backs to the single woman. They get to know her by listening to her speak, and if they like what they hear, they give their "Love Handle" a tug and their chair turns around. It's the lady's choice if more than one of the four men turn their chairs around. After each bachelor has three women, they go to a "Speed Round" to narrow down the selection, and then it's narrowed down again from two to one. A dream date (and possibly a lifetime of romantic bliss) follows.
So, it sounds like they're using the best of The Voice's format and applying it to a dating show, with a celebrity twist. Factor in the adorable Cat Deeley as host and Fox could have a winner her. Of course, now there's just the matter of finding celebrities willing to play this game.
The Choice isn't the only dating game Fox has on deck for summer. In fact, this new series is set to air immediately following the premiere of Fox's other new dating show Take Me Out.