Logo has announced it's plans to enter the world of Reality Dating after green lighting a new show called Finding Prince Charming.
It's a spin on the eternal classic ABC hit The Bachelor and it's spin off The Bachelorette. 13 lucky gays will be picked to find their Prince Charming. They will all have washboard abs, $100 haircuts, and at least one pair of Gucci loafers at home.
This isn't the first time there's been a gay dating show. Does anyone remember Bravo's Boy Meets Boy? It was six glorious episodes of gay and straight men trying to win the affection of their suitor. The gays for true love and the straights for $25,000. It was all perfectly innocuous if slightly off putting.
At the moment the market is flooded with dating shows. Fox has Coupled that has a nice mix of representation, compared to the white washing of The Bachelor. VH1 has Dating Naked. Yikes. TLC is airing a new show called Love At First Kiss. The contestants walk in without a word and try to see if there's chemistry. It's all very straight forward and heterosexuals being weird. And, I'm sure there's some I've missed.
We don't need the gay Bachelor on Logo. I want a cast that reflects the diversity of RuPaul's Drag Race.
Undoubtedly season one will feature a corporate white gay that hits the gym before he goes in to work at eight. Logo will be playing for demographics and certainly the decision to cast Lance Bass as the host plays into that.
He's everyone's favorite gay boy band member. And we were all disappointed when it wasn't Justin Timberlake instead. I've never really warmed up to him, but maybe Finding Prince Charming will be what I need to turn that around.