Will Kirby will host Love Shack.

Will Kirby will host Love Shack.
NBC has cast Big Brother 2 winner Will Kirby as host of its new show Love Shack. In its announcement, NBC brags that this is Will’s “first professional television job” and points out his nickname of “Dr. Evil.” NBC says the show “centers around one single man and one single woman who move into a Southern California mansion on a quest to find true love while competing against each other to win a one-year lease on a California beach house.” The six-episode show will debut Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. ET.

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Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

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