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Big Girls Need Love Too

elizabeth_patch_art.jpgFOX is creating a new dating show for the average-looking American. And since we are, on average, a zaftig people, the series will be called “More to Love.” From The Hollywood Reporter:

“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 ["The Bachelor" producer Mike] 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.

About damn time.

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