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A gay bachelor dating series will air this fall

A gay bachelor dating series will air this fall
Finding Prince Charming host Lance Bass, right, with his husband Michael Turchin at the 2014 AMAs. (Photo by ABC)

A gay dating competition series, Finding Prince Charming, will air on Logo this fall, finally bringing the dating show format to a non-heterosexual cast.

Hosted by Lance bass, the show will have a cast of 13 gay men “who compete to win the heart of one of the nation’s most eligible gay heartthrob[s],” according to the network. They’ll be eliminated one by one “until the heartthrob chooses one ideal man to sweep him off of his feet and commit to an exclusive relationship.”

The bachelor has not yet been announced, but the series is currently being filmed. (Update: Reports say it is Atlanta-based interior designer Robert Sepulveda Jr.)

Host Lance Bass, who’s been on other reality shows before, married his husband, Michael Turchin, during an E! special, Lance Loves Michael: The Lance Bass Wedding, the first time a same-sex couple were married on American television.

All gay bachelors in Finding Prince charming

Logo noted in the lead of its press release that it will have “a cast of all gay men.” In 2003, Bravo aired Boy Meets Boy, which should have been a gay bachelor series, except for its cruel twist: the gay bachelor, James Getzlaff, did not know that some of his suitors were actually straight. He later said he “felt betrayed” by that twist, and said the producers and network “played gay people as entertainment for straight people.”

In the press release, Logo programming executive Pamela Post gave her network credit for its “long history of showcasing LGBTQ-focused stories with memorable characters,” and said this new series “will take viewers on a whirlwind journey through modern love and relationships in a way that only Logo can do.”

The show will be produced by Brian Graden Media, which produced Todrick Hall’s MTV series and the new Clue-like YouTube Red series starring Joey Graceffa.

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