Dating game show set
But it was a hard road, and a long one, for these ladies.For decades, the genre has been dominated by males-- Bob Barker, Alex Trebek, Pat Sajak, Bill Cullen, Dick Clark, Monty Hall, Dennis James, Gene Rayburn, Wink Martindale, Allen Ludden, Bob Eubanks, Jack Berry, and so many more guys.In fact, it is only today and in the past few years that women have truly made significant inroads into this once nearly female-free genre.
In his book, the author offers up 32 biographies of some of game shows’s greatest men…and not one woman.
His line-up, of course, is completely understandable.
While none of the major network reality shows have dabbled in LGBT casting, Funny or Die did produce a spoof of the idea in 2013 that suggested a gay "Bachelor" could have unforeseen problems.
"Finding Prince Charming" host Bass also makes a cameo as himself in that video.
The show, hosted by former 'NSYNC member Lance Bass, is currently in production and will premiere this fall."Finding Prince Charming" will feature a cast of 13 suitors living in the same house and vying for the affections of the "nation's most eligible gay heartthrob." They will be eliminated one-by-one over the course of the season until the finale, during which the man in question will pick a winner to "commit to an exclusive relationship," according to the network."Logo has a long history of showcasing LGBTQ-focused stories with memorable characters that transcend pop culture," Logo's Pamela Post said in a statement."'Finding Prince Charming' will take viewers on a whirlwind journey through modern love and relationships in a way that only Logo can do."Reality dating shows have had minimal dealings with the LGBT community, with only Bravo dipping its toes in the water in 2003 with the controversial "Boy Meets Boy," which featured an unwitting gay bachelor selecting a suitor from a crop that included several straight men pretending to be gay in the hopes of winning prize money.