Romance is coming to Temecula every Thursday night, now that Fox’s new reality show “Take Me Out” has hit the airwaves.
Hosted by comedian George Lopez, “Take Me Out” is a new series featuring 30 single women searching for a match and several brave bachelors who must make the ultimate first impression.
And what better place to wine, dine and woo a beautiful lady than the sun-dappled, wine-drenched region of Temecula Valley?
The new dating series premiered at 8 p.m. on June 7 and will continue in that time slot for the remainder of the season.
According to Pechanga Resort & Casino Public Relations Manager Robert Bledsoe, fans will definitely want to tune in tonight for a glimpse of the couples finding love in many familiar spots throughout the valley.
“I can confirm there were some poolside massages here (at Pechanga Resort & Casino),” Bledsoe said.
The project, which took about two months in all to complete, was perfectly matched to the region, Bledsoe said.
“There is just so much here — hiking, water sports, wine-tasting, the observatory, our proximity to the beach. In essence, (the producers) were looking for a romantic, picturesque spot,” he said.
Temecula was chosen after several other cities were scouted as possible locations for the show.
“I am thrilled to be hosting such an entertaining new series,” Lopez said in a released statement. “Anything can happen on a show like “Take Me Out” and I’m looking forward to the excitement.”
Bledsoe said, “It’s funny and fast-paced. A very, very entertaining show.”
According to a statement released by Fox, the show was filmed in front of a studio audience and is comprised of four rounds.
Every week, the women are introduced to several bachelors one by one. Each woman stands at a lighted podium with a switch that controls her fate for a date: if she thinks it’s a match, she keeps her light on; if her attraction has been short-circuited, then it’s lights out and she waits for the next potential Mr. Right.
As the hopeful mate reveals more and more about himself, the women continue to turn their lights out as they lose interest—leaving only the flirty females still fascinated by him.
At this point, the gentleman takes control of the game and eliminates the ladies by turning out the lights of those women he’s just not into.
During the last round, the bachelor will pose one final question to the two remaining women and will choose a winner to join him on a romantic fantasy date. Meanwhile, the remaining 29, plus one new woman, return during the next game for another chance at finding the guy who will light up their lives.
As for all the local spots that were filmed and what kind of love and mischief results from the unique dating game, viewers will just have to tune in.
For now, click here for a sneak peek.
To learn more, visit http://www.fox.com/take-me-out/.
Kerri S. Mabee can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow me on Twitter @kerrimabee.