Does love really come in all shapes and sizes? That’s what FOX is trying to prove with its new inspirational dating competition series called More to Love
. This new reality show follows a similar premise to The Bachelor
, especially since it is executive-produced by Mike Fleiss, who is also the man behind The Bachelorette
. But instead of the dashingly brawny hunks and the slender women, the program features an average single guy with a big waist and an even bigger heart as he tries to find love among confident and secure plus-size women.
"This is 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," Mike Darnell, president of alternative entertainment for FOX, said in a statement.
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"This is a dating show that sends the right message about embracing and loving yourself no matter your shape or size," executive producer Mike Fleiss added. "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."
Each week, the love searcher will date a group of curvy ladies to determine if they have more love to give or if they are truly more than he can handle. And at the end of the competition, he will have to decide if one full-figured woman will become his ideal match.
More to Love
is expected to premiere on Tuesday, July 28 at 9/8c, serving as a lead-out to FOX’s Hell’s Kitchen
. For now, the network is seeking eligible plus-sized men and women who are willing to come onboard the show.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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