Eligible bachelors and bachelorettes will audition for four single celebrities, who will be seated in the chairs. Like The Voice, the stars will be faced away from the contestants at the beginning.
The contestants will talk about themselves, and if a celebrity likes what they hear, they pull their “love handle,” and their chair spins around. If two stars are interested, the contestant gets to choose one of them.
Each celebrity will choose three potential matches, and then there are two additional rounds, where the celebrities whittle it down to the one they want to go on a date with. There’s no word on what kind of “celebrities” are doing this.
If it didn’t go without saying, Fox notes that all the contestants will be, quote, “physically attractive.”
The Choice premieres June 7th. The host will be Cat Deeley, who also hosts Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance.
Despite all the obvious similarities, Fox suit Mike Darnell was coy about them stealing anything. When asked about using the spinning chairs, he said, quote, “I had three choices. Choice one: Do a wall like they used to do on ‘Dating Game.’ Choice two: Blindfold them, which would look ridiculous. Or choice three: Go modern and do a chair that turns.”
And when asked about the show’s title, he added, quote, The Choice seems like an obvious title because you have to make a choice. I’m just now realizing it rhymes!”