George Lopez To Host 'Take Me Out' Debuting Thursday, June 7 On FOX

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April 18th, 2012

via press release:


Multi-talented entertainer George Lopez will host TAKE ME OUT, the provocative and unpredictable new dating series premiering Thursday, June 7 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. TAKE ME OUT, based on the hugely successful international format, is a fast-paced, dynamic new series featuring 30 single women searching for a match and several brave bachelors who must make the ultimate first impression.


With an extensive career that encompasses television series, film, and stand-up comedy, Lopez will play matchmaker between the 30 female contestants and the men hoping for the chance to take one lucky lady out on an ultimate dream date.


“I am thrilled to be hosting such an entertaining new series,” said Lopez. “Anything can happen on a show like TAKE ME OUT and I’m looking forward to the excitement.”

“George’s amazing energy, spirit and incredible comedic timing make him the perfect host for TAKE ME OUT,” said executive producer Jeff Apploff.


Filmed in front of a studio audience and comprised of four rounds, TAKE ME OUT begins with a group of 30 beautiful, single women in search of finding a match made in heaven. 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.

  • Steven Leitner


  • chrisss

    George is no Paddy McGuinness

  • AppleStinx

    It’s amusing that the words “The Bachelor” got an automatic hyperlink in the press release above.

  • Jon

    “I am thrilled to be on TV again” said Lopez. “At least until my next voice-over role is up.”

  • PieceOut

    Thanks for the warning. I stopped reading at incredible comedic timing. Pandering trash doesn’t deserve jack

  • ToXiX

    I’ll watch the show for George Lopez

  • Ralph Hahn

    I thought this show was for suicidal people who would rather pay a hitman to do the deed?

  • bendy

    This is based on an Aussie format, but it lasted about a week here, maybe two? Was then sold overseas where it’s been more successful, who knows how it will go in the USA.

    Many Aussie shows have been re-made for the US market, but only one has ever reached a 2nd season – Wilfred, so who knows how this will go down.

  • Norman

    This should be right up Lopez’s alley since he is into prostitutes!

  • intexor

    It’s sad that this one-trick pony with his racist humor gets another try at a network show.

    Besides that, this format has run for one season in my country. It’s just plain bad and I hope it fails in the US too.

  • The Mike Factor

    I was really looking forward to this show, but George Lopez…. I will give it a shot.

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