(ENSPIRE ENTERTAINMENT) TV One’s Original Series ‘The Game Of Dating’ Puts The Game Back In Dating With Comedian Tony Rock
We all know people or have been on a date that has either led to a great relationship, great tea or tremendous doubt in finding an ideal mate. I can’t tell you how many odd stories I’ve heard and some of the games men and women play in dating. From men who meet mama and ‘em on a first date, to women who’ve accidentally passed gas during a Netflix and chill, and even first dates at funeral homes…
Yea, it’s happened!
Being who I am, my desire during some of these situations is to have been a fly on the wall with a tall glass of wine watching the “she loves me, he loves me not” moments unfold. Let’s face it; some things are just hard to believe.
There is something about dating shows that offer doses of hilarity, shock value and fun water cooler conversation exchange any day of the week. With so many sites promising connections on their platforms a look at what really goes down on dates is what we need and love!
So imagine my excitement when I heard that one of my favorite networks TV One is giving me that nosey moment with their new game show The Game of Dating, hosted by comedian, actor and executive producer Tony Rock.
I had the opportunity to get the inside scoop on what to expect from this entertaining series, and it’s clear that TV One has redefined the dating and game show genre .
The Game of Dating begins each hour-long episode with three teams of friends and/or family who watch real dates in a “hidden camera” style from the comfort of their homes. Throughout the show, the teams, as well as Rock, will offer their commentary. The couples could be on an awkward first date, enjoying a new relationship, or they could be an existing couple with history just trying to keep the magic going. The competing teams watch the dates and do their best to figure out the daters’ stories and next moves in order to score cash.
As the two different dates progress, the teams – who are as diverse as the daters, including sorority sisters, bakers, barbers, hair stylists, multi-generational families, comedians, basketball moms and even a group of seniors – will participate in game play with multiple questions about the dates like: “How long has this couple been dating?”; “Who will pay the check?”; or “Will she ask him up to her apartment when he drops her off after a dinner date?” Each correct answer earns the teams increasing amounts of cash and the team with the most money at the end of the episode wins the $10,000 grand prize.
Push through coins!!!!
“Every couple has a story and the most fun part for any bystander is figuring out ‘what’s their deal’,” said Rock. “We’re pulling back the curtain and taking an uncensored look at how couples relate. The commentary might not always be pretty, but it will definitely be funny.”
Tony Rock openly admitted that one of his dating rules is ending a bad date immediately. “I will pay for the date, call an uber, but I will excuse myself and I’m gone.”
If this is how he handles bad dates, can you imagine what the daters on the show will do?
Check out this clip:
The Game of Dating’s first season debuts tomorrow and every Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT
For more information about The Game of Dating, viewers can join the conversation by visiting the network’s companion website at www.tvone.tv. TV One viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@tvonetv) using the hash tag #GAMEOFDATING and catch clips and promos on TV One’s YouTube Channel. Viewers can also engage with Tony Rock on Twitter (@TonyRock) Instagram (@Tony_Rock) and Facebook (@TonyRockComedy).
The Game of Dating is produced for TV One by A. Smith & Co. Entertainment, a division of A. Smith & Co. Productions.