Dating reality show with a twist
David Williams, Keshet Productions, said “Singletown has a unique starting point – it begins with an end – and I can’t wait to watch these freshly minted singles have an unforgettable summer in the city.” To apply for a spot on the show, click here. Readers’ comments: You are personally liable for the content of any comments you upload to this website, so please act responsibly.We do not pre-moderate or monitor readers’ comments appearing on our websites, but we do post-moderate in response to complaints we receive or otherwise when a potential problem comes to our attention. ), the format has promised a glimpse into subcultures too long ignored or erased in mainstream media.Here are a few of the LGBT-themed (or inclusive) shows that proved the culture bore enough relevance to gain an audience and change the media landscape at the same time.While not billed as an LGBT show, the hit fashion show has prominently featured countless LGBT people in prominent roles, notably designer-mentor Tim Gunn and original judge Michael Kors, and made it work for mainstream viewers.The show, which has 15 seasons in the can and another three contracted, made the move from Bravo to Lifetime in 2009 and continues to serve as a template for successful (and gay-friendly) reality TV.The Emmy-winning show inspired numerous spin-offs and introduced the world to Carson Kressley.More important, it mainstreamed the concept of queer men as valuable experts in society.
The show would later be broadcast under the name debuted in 2003 and introduced a team of five metropolitan gay men who would help clean up straight slobs who needed to impress the ladies, though the format would expand and have the men help women as well.Each couple will have a different reason for putting their relationships on ice – from school sweethearts who’ve never dated other people properly, newer relationships that have hit the rocks, or maybe two people who just want a summer of self-discovery before they settle down.READ MORE: Free trainers up for grabs at new Glasgow Buchanan Galleries Schuh store The cameras will be there to capture the story of their summer of fun – living in luxury apartments in London these new singletons will go on dates with hand-picked suitors at the hottest venues in town, get to experience out of this world parties and unforgettable moments – it’s going to be their best single life.But at the end of the summer will they choose to go back to their partner or stick to flying solo?
For the five couples going through this experience, the stakes are high and the jeopardy is real."ITV2's young audience will hopefully be hooked on the dating dilemmas, twists and turns and the fresh and re-kindled romances that emerge from this exciting new format.” Singletown has been commissioned for ITV2 by Paul Mortimer, Head of Digital Channels and Amanda Stavri, ITV Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment.