Fox’s overweight dating show preview is surprisingly bland

The reality wizards at Fox will soon bring us More to Love, a dating series with overweight people that debuts July 28. While Fox is great at announcing reality shows that sound controversial, the results frequently suck, and that may be the case here.

A short preview, below, was released today, and it reveals a show that looks surprisingly unoffensive and even pretty dull. With interviews featuring contestants talking about how being fat affects their lives, it may even be a tiny bit heartwarming or educational.

Since the series is from the creator of The Bachelor, it makes sense that it looks exactly like the ABC series, except with plus-size sumpermodel Emme hosting instead of Chris Harrison, larger people, and based on the preview, zero drama. But since the drama is pretty much the only reason to watch The Bachelor, that’s unfortunate.

Review: Married at First Sight

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.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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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.