Main | Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Arranged Marriage Reality Show For CBS

Forget the Bachelor, Married By America, and all those other reality shows that demonstrate the God-ordained sanctity of one-man/one-woman marriage.
CBS is treading into potentially controversial reality TV territory again. The network has ordered a new series from the producers of "Top Chef" that puts lovelorn singles into arranged marriages. The show introduces four adults age approximately 25-45 who are anxious to get married but have been unsuccessful in their search for a mate. Their friends and family select a spouse for them, and the newly paired couple exchange marital vows. The series follows their marriages. The rest of the details for the project, whose early working title is "Arranged Marriage," are being kept under wraps. The series is from Jane Lipsitz and Dan Cutforth of Magical Elves, which launched "Project Runway" on Bravo and produces the network's "Top Chef." It is the second series greenlighted by CBS' new reality chief Jennifer Bresnan, following the recent order for "Block Party," a competition among neighboring families.
Yup. You can be straight-married on national television to a person you've never laid eyes on in your life. Full rights and privileges. Praise his name.

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