At least it foregrounded a gay man trying to find love, instead of using gay men as humorous accessories—or potential roadblocks in the path of straight contestants. LONDON — Iconic dating show "Blind Date" is to return to British television after 14 years.hard already whetted the network’s appetite for hot young singles getting it on and audiences were ready for more.What followed would become an MTV signature: scripted dating shows that favored hot (often shirtless, fit and on Spring Break) 20-somethings look for the someone to screw, not marry.
There's also a bisexual dater in the first episode, so some there's a combination of men and women in the boxes. To be clear, this is not the first time gay people have been featured as part of a dating show’s template—or even the first time they have been the subject of a reality dating show. audiences, just greenlit TV’s first reality show about gay dating.If he selected a straight man, he’d get nothing—and the straight guy would leave with a cash prize instead. If Bass’s series is successful, hopefully Logo will pull a -style move and offer a complementary show centering on a lesbian bachelorette—or a bisexual dating show in which all of the contestants are bi, or a dating show whose central bachelor or bachelorette is trans. Kate manages to pull that off without breaking so much as a (metaphorical, as well as literal, probably) sweat, in this patterned, red Alexander Mc Queen dress.As icky as that might sound, in a perverse way, you have to give the show credit.