BY: KIMBERLY ALSUP
I had the opportunity to dial into a teleconference with Tony Rock and the creators and executive producers of TV One’s new reality show The Game of Dating. This show will change the way that you view dating shows. The Game of Dating takes a voyeuristic look at real-life dating, while teams watch, react and compete to win cash prizes.
ABOUT THE GAME OF DATING:
Hosted by Comedian Tony Rock, The Game of Dating begins each hour-long episode with three teams of friends and/or family who watch real dates in a “hidden camera” style from the comfort of their homes. Throughout the show, the teams, as well as Rock, will offer their funny and uncensored commentary. The couples could be on an awkward first date, enjoying a new relationship, or they could be an existing couple with history just trying to keep the magic going. The competing teams watch the dates and do their best to figure out the daters’ stories and next moves in order to score cash.
As the two different dates progress, the teams – who are as diverse as the daters, including sorority sisters, bakers, barbers, hair stylists, multi-generational families, comedians, basketball moms and even a group of seniors – will participate in gameplay with multiple questions about the dates like: “How long has this couple been dating?”; “Who will pay the check?”; or “Will she ask him up to her apartment when he drops her off after a dinner date?” Each correct answer earns the teams increasing amounts of cash and the team with the most money at the end of the episode wins the $10,000 grand prize.
On The Game of Dating:
It’s exciting to watch the dates along with the watchers and to perceive what’s really happening on the dates. Every game and every date is different so it’s good.
Every couple has a story and the most fun part for any bystander is figuring out what’s their deal. We’re pulling back the curtain and taking an uncensored look at how couples relate. The commentary might not always be pretty, but it will definitely be funny.
On Incorporating Your Comedy in the Show:
Well dating is already comedy and watching people on a date is an added bonus. You will see a lot of my stand-up style in the show.
Will The Game of Dating Change Dating?
Social Media has already changed the way the game because you don’t have to pursue people as normal. You can slide into DM’s and stalk people on social media and find out everything that you need to know without talking.
D’ANGELA PROCTOR (Head of Original Programming and Production):
On How The Game of Dating Fits into TV One:
People love competition so this is a great show. There is currently nothing like this on TV and there are multiple levels to this show.
FRANK SINTON (Executive Producer):
The Difference between The Game of Dating and Other Dating Shows:
This show is so much fun to play along with. The level of comedy from the watchers really took the show to another level.
THE GAME OF DATING PREMIERES ON TUESDAY JANUARY 31, AT 8 PM ON TV ONE.
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