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ABC has a new reality show where you date someone in the dark (no, really)

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 2nd 2009 5:02PM
ABC logoI've given up trying to come up with lines for reality shows like "just when you think you've seen the worst of reality shows..." because they just keep coming up with this stuff. Now ABC has a new show where they're going to make couples live with each other and date each other in complete darkness. No, the couples aren't blind and this isn't some social experiment to see what life would be like if they were, otherwise they'd probably just have them wear blindfolds.

The new show is titled Dating in the Dark (of course) and is based on a show that ran in the Netherlands. It features couples that have been "scientifically matched for compatibility," which I take to mean they're actually brother and sister. They'll live in a house together in complete darkness. They'll have to eat in the dark, shower in the dark, play games in the dark, and, well, do it in the dark too. We'll watch everything though night vision glasses, like the killer in Silence of the Lambs.

A reality show where people live together isn't enough, now we have to watch them in spooky lighting. Next up: a dating show where people have their mouths duct-taped for 30 days.

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teagleone

Just wondering, does it make it any more interesting to know that one of the "contestants" is participating/filming for this show (as I type) even though he actually already has a girlfriend? He's been dating a nice, beautiful girl on/off for about 2 1/2 yrs now, and although he first applied for the show during a time that they were not officially together, they currently are dating again as bf/gf ... he tells her he wants to go ahead with the show just because he wants to be on TV (my response to this, esp knowing what the show is about, is that he's a moron w/ no ethics, morals, values) ... maybe if he choses to further the relationship w/ a girl from Dating in the Dark his current girlfriend will finally realize what a shmuck he is and get on w/ her life and finding a truly nice guy who wouldn't publicly cheat on her (I consider going on a game show of this type to be cheating on a current girlfriend, after all, the show is about actively seeking a compatible partner). I suppose he could totally surprise me by just being a friend to the female contestants on the show, but I'm not going to hold my breath on that one!

February 18 2009 at 12:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tim McCleese

Now I understand what happened. The Russians sent waves of reality tv producers to destroy ourselves from within....they even told us we would, but now we know how.....

February 02 2009 at 8:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
John Stewart

Hahaha, I like your idea with duct tape. We can call the show "Duct Together" and it will be brilliant and be one for eight seasons. XD

I miss Pushing Daises.

February 02 2009 at 5:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ac

So the show is an hour of: "where are you?"
"Over here"
"Ow I just walked into the table!"
"Where is that bottle of wine?" *knocks it off the counter and breaks it* "Oops watch out for broken glass!"
"Where? OWWW!"
"You okay? OWW I JUST STEPPED IN IT TOO!"
"TURN ON THE LIGHTS IM BLEEDING FOR GODS SAKE AND CANT SEE!"
*lights turn on*
"Cousin Barry?!...."

February 02 2009 at 5:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ann B Martin

they canceled Pushing Daises for the CRAP!!

February 02 2009 at 5:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Andrew

Sad thing is this is going to get better ratings (probably).

February 02 2009 at 6:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
r.r.r.

can they just stop this madness and bring back ugly betty?!? :(

February 02 2009 at 5:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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