shows follow bachelor/ette parties and aftermath; date with “L.A. career woman.”

shows follow bachelor/ette parties and aftermath; date with “L.A. career woman.”
Two new temptation-oriented shows are currently casting:

  • Tommy Habeeb–best known as Cheaters’ first non-stabbed host Tommy Grand–is creating a syndicated series called STAG. Subtitled “Last Night of Freedom,” the show will go “behind the scenes of today’s bachelor and bachelorette parties for a revealing look at the temptations faced and the consequences encountered with this so-called last night of freedom,” including “the drinking, the strippers, the sudden impulses and the long-term regrets.” There’s even a game portion: They’ll “show a tape of the party to your mate. If all is forgiven for the harmless fun you had, then STAG will give you and your loved one a fabulous honeymoon! If, however, your mate is just a bit jealous of the fun-on-tape, then he or she may opt to have a party of their own.” If you wouldn’t mind cameras filming your final night of freedom and your interactions with strippers, the show is looking for applicants.
  • A new FOX series seeks older men–at least, older than the typical dating reality TV show–for an as-yet-untitled series or special. They’re “looking for hot, handsome guys between the ages of 30-40 to be set up on a date with a gorgeous high-profile L.A. career woman for a new FOX reality TV show. We need guys who have great jobs and great personalities to go along with the looks.” If you’re interested and available for a three-hour taping Saturday, e.mail your “full name, stats, and contact info” to [email protected].
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    about the writer

    Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.