With the recent news about The Bachelor Pad being cancelled many fans are wondering if The Bachelor is on its way out after 18 successful seasons. We HOPE not!!!
But there is a ray of sunshine on the horizon to fill the vacuum that the loss of The Bachelor could bring.
We LOVE The Bachelor, but to be honest we are getting a bit tired of them recycling contestants. We don’t want our lead to be a State Farm Insurance agent or a single mom with serious abandonment issues, or a SouthWest pilot (even though we did LOVE LOVE LOVE Jake Pavelka’s season).
We want someone that has had a little life experience and has worked through a lot of issues and can handle a situation, especially the situation of dating and breaking up on national Television. We want a lot of charisma and someone who knows how to “keep it real” without being directed by producers.
Don’t get us wrong. We love the ridiculousness of The Bachelor. In fact that is what inspired us to create this website, but we ALSO love the professionalism of The Bachelor (I mean did you see our piece on the hand gestures of Chris Harrison?). It was the perfect balance of totally ridiculous and totally professional.
But alas, amazing lady Eva Longoria has created a show that will no doubt give the Bachelor a run for it’s money.
‘Ready for Love’ will be hosted by E News correspondent Giuliana Rancic (who REALLY knows how to handle a situation!) and her husband Apprentice-winner Bill Rancic.
And I think it could be good because an A-List celebrity like Eva, who is actually probably a big fan of The Bachelor, probably has a lot of insight into what would make a dating show awesome. Not to mention she isn’t going to put her A-List name on a show about D-List celebrities unless it’s gonna be good.
(UPDATE: Plus Eva dated two of The Bachelors!!!)
Additionally, Giuliana Rancic is truly a professional. This girl should have been hosting a reality show a long time ago. She has the charisma, the knowledge, the charm–all the tools anyone could need to navigate all complex situations coming her way. In fact, I dare say she could give Chris Harrison a run for his reality-TV-arm-chair-love-consulting money.
WHAT IS READY FOR LOVE ABOUT?
The series begins with the professional matchmakers’ nationwide search for the potential perfect mate for each man (and it sounds like the match-makers are really good), and then reveals the romantic journey (we LOVE a journey!!) to find love. What is different about this show is that each week the women who don’t make a connection with the men will be sent home and it sounds like they get a lot of one on one charm school coaching along the way.
Of course there has to be an intense finale as the three men choose their final three women who get to decide if they are going to make a life commitment! We love a reality show that ends in a life commitment!!! No matter what happens, they will all discover if they are really “Ready for Love.”
‘Ready for Love’ premieres April 9th on NBC!
Here is the Cast:
- Tim Lopez – Bachelor
- Ernesto Arguello – Bachelor
- Ben Patton – Bachelor
- Amber Kelleher-Andrews – Matchmaker
- Tracy McMillan – Matchmaker
- Matt Hussey – Matchmaker
- Bill Rancic – Host
- Giuliana Rancic – Host
Here is the list of Amazing Ladies:
SIHAM BENGOUA, SENECA BERNIARD, SUMMER BURNS, RACHEL BRIESE, ELIZABETH CAPELA, HAILEY CLARK, LISA CONLON, KATIE COYLE, KATIE CROSBY, JADE DHIR, DANIELLE DUFF, SHANDI FINNESSY, TAONAYA FLEURY, TARRYN FRANCO, LYNSEE GONZALES, LISA MARIE HALL, KARI KRAKOWSKI, ERICA LARSON, SARA LAVAGNINO, SONIA LETTIG, OLIVIA MATTi, SARAH MOORE, VICTORIA MORA, JENNA REEVES, ALBA REYES, BETH RICHMAN, CHRISTINA RIGAUD, ALEXIS RODRIGUEZ, LANA SEARS, KRISTEN SIKORSKI, LEAH TROGAN, ALLIE WAGNER, ANGELA ZATOPEK, MANDY WAGNER, RENAE VIRATA, KRISTINA ZAPATA