Fox to debut new 'More to Love' plus-size reality dating show on July 28
By Christopher Rocchio, 04/06/2009
Fox has announced More to Love, a new reality dating series produced by The Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss that will star a plus-size bachelor as he attempts to woo several plus-size bachelorettes, will premiere on Tuesday, July 28 at 9PM ET/PT.
In addition, Fox announced it will begin casting for More to Love this week and is looking for "interested plus-sized women, as well as a husky hunk, ready for the romantic adventure of a lifetime."
Fox orderedMore to Love last week. Fox reality programming chief Mike Darnell -- who has previously greenlighted reality relationship shows like Married By America and Mr. Personality for Fox -- is billing it as the "first dating competition show in television history that reflects what most real single men and women look like, which makes it instantly relatable to the vast majority of people in the dating pool."
"This is a dating show that sends the right message about embracing and loving yourself no matter your shape or size," Fleiss added in the show's initial announcement. "When you are comfortable with your own body, you can really allow yourself to be open to the possibility of finding the right person to love."
More to Love is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television, with Sally Ann Salsano -- whose credits include MTV's A Shot at Love reality dating series franchise -- serving as executive producer with Fleiss.
Open casting calls for interested women are being held exclusively at Lane Bryant plus-size clothing store locations as follows:
Renaissance Village 8200 Renaissance Pkwy Durham, NC 4PM to 8PM
Menlo Park Mall 100 Menlo Park Edison, NJ 2PM to 6PM
The Woodlands Mall 1201 Lake Woodlands Dr. The Woodlands, TX 2PM to 6PM
King of Prussia Mall 160 N. Gulph Rd. King of Prussia, PA 4PM to 8PM
380 Fulton St. Brooklyn, NY Noon to 6PM
Park Lane Center 8070 Park Lane Dallas, TX 2PM to 6PM
Los Angeles, CA Noon to 6PM (Additional details TBD)
Open casting calls for interested men are being held as follows:
Primo's Bar & Grill 3309 McKinney Ave. Dallas, TX 5PM to 8PM
Rock Bottom Restaurant One W. Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 6PM to 9PM