Bravo announces 'Most Eligible Dallas' cast, series to debut August 10
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 06/28/2011
Bravo has revealed the cast of Most Eligible Dallasand announced the new reality series will premiere Wednesday, August 10 at 10PM ET/PT.
Most Eligible Dallas will -- similar to Bravo's short-lived Miami Social reality series -- follow a group of successful "socialites" as they party, date and live together in Texas.
According to Bravo -- which is calling the series "jaw-dropping" -- Most Eligible Dallas' cast is "proving that everything's bigger in Texas."
Most Eligible Dallas' cast will include: Matt Nordgren, a former college football quarterback who now enjoys "playing" the dating field; Courtney Kerr, an outspoken Southern Belle who claims to have only platonic feelings for Nordgren, her best friend; Glenn Pakulak, a professional punter for the NFL's Oakland Raiders; Drew Ginsburg, a "proud gay man" who works for his family's auto dealership business; Tara Harper, a "quintessential Dallas girl" who works for her family's manufacturing company; and Neill Skylar, a singer, songwriter and new mom who had an old fling but remains friends with Nordgren.
Bravo announcedMost Eligible Dallasearlier this year as part of an April announcement in which it announced the pickups of 11 new reality series.
Miami Socialdebuted in July 2009 and followed seven "hot, young professionals" -- including first-season The Apprentice candidate Katrina Campins and second-season Big Brother houseguest Hardy Hill -- living in Miami. Bravo did not renew the series for a second season.
Most Eligible Dallas is being produced by Pink Sneakers with Kimberly Belcher Cowin and John Ehrhard serving as executive producers.
Drew speaks his mind and wears his heart on his sleeve. A proud gay man, he prefers cars to couture. Drew works in the family business, which owns Boardwalk Auto Group and controls 10 car dealerships throughout the Dallas/Forth Worth area and in San Francisco. Over the past nine years, Drew has been on a remarkable weight loss journey, losing over 200 pounds. Tired of unfulfilling flings and short-lived relationships, Drew is determined to settle down and start a family. Drew also deals with unresolved feelings for an ex boyfriend and in order to move on, must resolve if there is anything left between the two.
With her bright blonde hair and curvaceous figure, Tara is the quintessential Dallas girl. She has gained financial independence as the Executive Vice President of Sales for her family's manufacturing company, however, her real passion is her charity. Tara has called off four engagements in the past, but hasn't given up the hope that her soul mate is still out there. Tara has a long list of rules about dating, which may contribute to her difficulty in finding the right guy. With a pattern of jumping from one relationship to the next, Tara is planning to be single a while, but finds that she has to reconsider when a friend becomes something more.
An outspoken Southern Belle, Courtney's keen fashion sense reflects her personality: fun, vibrant and unique. She enjoys working closely with Dallas-based jewelry designer and regularly attends fashion shows, claiming fashion is her drug. Courtney is determined to find true love, though her best friend, Matt Nordgren, is convinced that her standards are too high and unrealistic. She claims to have only platonic feelings for Matt, but is always quick to dismiss the women in his life.
Matt is an all-American, blue-eyed Texan charmer. Formerly a quarterback at the University of Texas, Matt signed to play football professionally, until an injury shifted his path. Today, the ambitious 28-year old is partner in the family energy business. When it comes to the ladies, Matt definitely plays the field, but isn't a player. Though often seen with a different girl on his arm, Matt is intrigued by the possibilities of an old fling, Neill Skyler, who moves back to the city. His best friend, Courtney Kerr, calls herself Matt's "gatekeeper" and definitely voices her disapproval of the women Matt surrounds himself with.
A punter for the Oakland Raiders, Glenn has been enjoying the distractions in Dallas while waiting to see if the NFL lockout will be lifted. A guy's guy with an unusually keen fashion sense, he energetically throws himself into everything he does. After ending a four-year relationship that couldn't survive the long distance, Glenn has realized that he's nowhere near ready to settle down. His effortless charm wins the ladies over; however his "two-date maximum" prevents anyone from getting too close. When the ex -girlfriend comes into town, Glenn is reminded of the good that came with being in a relationship and will have to decide if he should stick with the single life or rekindle a past romance.
After moving away at the young age of 18 to support herself as a musician and actress in Los Angeles and New York City, Neill has returned to her hometown. She is quickly re-acclimating to Dallas, while embracing her most important role as a new mom. The singer/songwriter is working hard to gain recognition for her new band. She lives with her 1-year old son and believes that one can still have fun and be a hot mama. Neill is trying to find her place in Dallas with the help of long-time friend, Matt Nordgren. Though Neill and Matt both say they aren't looking for something serious, the two can't deny their chemistry.