For The Plain & The Portly…

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

Given that the U.S. is one of the few nations where obesity has run rampant, it was only a matter of time that a reality show capitalized on the unfortunate phenomenon:

Fox is teaming with “The Bachelor” producer Mike Fleiss for a new dating-competition series that casts “average-looking” people. The series, titled “More to Love,” is billed as the first “dating show for the rest of us,” throwing open its doors to overweight contestants.

“For six years it’s been skinny-minis and good-looking bachelors, and that’s not what the dating world looks like,” Fox president of alternative Mike Darnell said. “Why don’t real women — the women who watch these shows, for the most part — have a chance to find love too?”

The project has a similar format to “The Bachelor,” where a group of woman compete for one man (producers describe him as a “Kevin James-type”). It marks the first time Darnell and Fleiss have teamed for a series in about nine years. The duo’s previous dating show was the controversial, groundbreaking 2000 special “Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?” which set the format template for ABC’s “Bachelor” and a legion of imitators.

“More to Love” was inspired by the recent ratings success of “Bachelor” and the popularity of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” which Darnell credits with shattering an industry assumption that TV viewers only wanted to watch highly attractive people.

As long as “real men and women” doesn’t translate into “real ugly,” we’ll be cool. Average folks need love too, and we’re sure Fox will do their very best to exploit every last bit of humor from their quest to find the perfect mate. SMH.

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  • Atls_Fynest

    First

  • FL Princess

    lol @ Atls_Fynest

  • W.W.O.D. (What Would Obama Do?)

    Big girlz need love too…

  • sherockz1

    You mean, BIG WHITE GIRLZ cuz THATZ

  • sherockz1

    You mean, BIG WHITE GIRLZ cuz THATZ all thatz gonna be on the damn show.
    ……just like all the rest of those network dating showz.

  • jade

    top 10?

  • AWWWWWWWWWWWWSHADDAAAAAP!!!!

    I don’t know if this is going to work. People see fat people canoodling with each other, they will inevitably visualize them boinking. You can’t hold onto viewers by making them nauseous. Remember ‘Fear Factor’?

  • http://bossip REAL AZ THEY CUM

    omg whats really wrong with all of these fake individuals only concerned with how another person looks. i guess it makes some shallow people feel better to tear down others. to each his own. beauty is in the eye of the beholder. large people arent human also??? people are people and the world has much bigger problems to harp over than a person size!!! wtf??? does anyone care about a persons heart any more??? i can imagine all of you who are out there looking for your dime’s are the same ones getting played and dogged out by them. wake up people there’s alot more to life than looks and size, AND I KNOW IF JESUS CHRISTS WAS WALKING AMONGST US TODAY HE WOULD PROBABLY GET PASSED OVER AND TALKED ABOUT ALSO BECAUSE HE WOULDNT LOOK LIKE THAT PERFECT 10…….. IM TIRED YOU ARTIFICIAL WATERED DOWN FOOLS WILL NEVER GET IT. MY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN BRAIN WASHED SO MUCH BY THE MAN THAT WE HAVE TAKEN ON HIS EVIL WAYS AND MENTALITES

  • cutemama007

    big gurls dont need love…we get it

  • cutemama007

    one of the producers of this “show” was a the fat gurl club on friday. yeah. only talking to the big fat white gurls. so yeah.. thats prolly all we will see

  • Bloodshot 3rd Eye

    lol there is a fat girl club?

  • Punana007

    For some reason people like to live in fantasy – they dont want to be reminded that they are not attractive or physically fit….hope they make this show real interesting….

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