MTV orders Domenico Nesci-led 'That's Amore' 'A Shot at Love' spin-off
By Christopher Rocchio, 12/21/2007
MTV announced it has ordered and begun casting for That's Amore, a new A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila reality dating series spin-off starring spurned Italian suitor Domenico Nesci.
That's Amore will follow the Milano, Italy-native as he whittles down a group of 15 American women who will compete against one another in challenges to win his heart. The six-episode series is scheduled to air in early 2008.
Nesci appeared as one of 16 straight men vying for Tequila's heart during MTV's recently concluded A Shot at Love reality dating series, which saw the 25-year-old bisexual model select 25-year-old film student Bobby Banhart as the winner over 29-year-old female firefighter Dani Campbell.
"From food to fashion and fast cars, Italy gives America some of our finest imports, and Domenico is the very latest," said Tony Disanto, MTV's executive vice president of series development and programming.
"Tila Tequila may have given her heart to someone else, but this Italian bachelor isn't ready to give up on love, American style. He's still looking for the perfect match and we are going to help him find her! We knew we found our next star when Domenico strutted out in his tiny green and red spandex swimsuit. As we all know, nothing says 'hot bachelor' like an Italian Flag Speedo."
A Shot at Love, MTV's first The Bachlelor-like serialized reality dating show, averaged more than 6 million total viewers during its finale broadcast.
That's Amore is executive produced by SallyAnn Salsano for 495 Productions. David Gross and Drew Tappon are executives in charge for MTV.