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Transexual dating show There’s Something About Miriam debuts tonight in the US

Tonight, the Fox Reality Channel brings There’s Something About Miriam to US audiences. That something is a penis, as Miriam is 21-year-old transexual model for whom six unsuspecting guys compete. The show debuts with the first two episodes previewing tonight at 1 a.m. ET/10 p.m. PT before re-airing on its normal night and time, late Sunday nights at 1 a.m. ET/10 p.m. PT.

When the series first aired in the UK almost four years ago, Miriam said she was really looking for love. “I did it because I wanted to know if real love exists. Can a person fall in love? I was trying to be myself and if anyone had asked me about myself I would have told them,” she said.

As expected, the show was not well-received, and was criticized by many for its premise. The six men sued Sky One and the production company, a subsidiary of Big Brother producer Endemol, for what they said was public humiliation, settled for amounts that “various reports pegged at anywhere between $150,000 and $250,000 a man,” according to Reality TV World.

There’s Something About Miriam [Fox Reality]
Reality show men sue Sky over transsexual ‘trick’ [Guardian]
Lawsuit settled, ‘Crying Game’-like ‘There’s Something About Miriam’ premieres in UK [Reality TV World]

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