New dating series Take Me Out coming to CTV this month

It’s time to get in on the game of love! CTV announced today it has acquired the hit international format TAKE ME OUT from FremantleMedia (AMERICAN IDOL, THE X FACTOR) for its hot summer lineup, to be announced today.

A hilarious and fast-paced new dating series that presents 30 single women with a series of hopeful bachelors each week, TAKE ME OUT airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT following a special sneak peek premiere Sunday, June 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV.

Once it settles into its regular timeslot, TAKE ME OUT kicks off CTV’s all-new Thursday night weekend warm-up schedule, followed by steamy reality series LOVE IN THE WILD at 9 p.m. ET/PT and CTV’s new original medical drama SAVING HOPE at 10 p.m. ET/PT (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

Based on the widely-popular British format, TAKE ME OUT is filmed in front of a studio audience and hosted by multi-talented entertainer George Lopez who plays double-duty as host and matchmaker. The one-hour series shines an unpredictable light on the laws of attraction as the female contestants vie for the same bachelor to score the ultimate dream date.

Episode recaps, photos and the latest news on TAKE ME OUT is available on the series’ microsite at CTV.ca. New episodes of the series will also be available following their CTV broadcast on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca. Viewers can also catch up with episodes of TAKE ME OUT, Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on MuchMusic starting June 24 (visit muchmusic.com to confirm local broadcast times).

This summer, hearts of Canadians will be aflutter with TAKE ME OUT. The one-hour series begins with “The Flirty 30,” a group of 30 beautiful, single women in search of their match. Each week, the women meet a handful of brave bachelors who must individually impress them with their looks, personality, and sense of charm and humour. 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 starts to flicker, then it’s lights out and she waits for the next potential Mr. Right.

As Lopez gets the women to dish the dirt on what’s turning them on (or off), and also helps the bachelor to reveal more about himself, the women continue to turn their lights out as they lose interest. At this point, the game flips and the gentleman takes control of the game, eliminating the ladies he’s not interested in by turning out their lights. He poses one final make-or-break question to the two remaining women for the last round, and chooses a winner to join him on a romantic fantasy date. Meanwhile, the remaining 29 women stick around for another week’s chance at love.

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