Lance Bass is set to host the first gay reality dating show on U.S. television, Finding Price Charming.
According to Variety, Bass, who rose to fame as one fifth of the boy band NSYNC, will be fronting the brand new dating show in the style of ABC’s The Bachelor that will see gay men compete for the heart of a bachelor looking for love.
The site revealed that Finding Prince Charming is set to air on Logo later this year and will follow a format similar to that of The Bachelor, as 13 potential suitors will all live in the same house as they compete against each other to win the heart of one bachelor.
Finding Prince Charming’s synopsis also revealed that the 13 contestants will then be eliminated one-by-one as the weeks roll by before one will then “commit to an exclusive relationship” with the chosen man looking for love.
“Logo has a long history of showcasing LGBTQ-focused stories with memorable characters that transcend pop culture,” Pamela Post, SVP of original programming for Logo, said of the upcoming Lance Bass hosted series in a statement issued to Variety this week.
“Finding Prince Charming will take viewers on a whirlwind journey through modern love and relationships in a way that only Logo can do,” Post continued.
Logo has yet to officially reveal who will be looking for love on the new reality show, though TMZ is reporting that the network has already chosen their suitor.
The site revealed earlier this week that Robert Sepulveda Jr. will be looking for love on Finding Prince Charming and even dished the details on what the handsome singleton does for a day job.
TMZ reported that the upcoming reality star is “an interior designer with Puerto Rican roots who now lives in Atlanta.”
The site also confirmed that Finding Prince Charming, though it appears to be inspired by The Bachelor, is not associated with the popular dating show and is not a spin-off of the series that has run for multiple seasons on ABC and spawned the second show, The Bachelorette.
Logo has not officially confirmed the identity of the Finding Prince Charming hunk who will be looking for love but has confirmed that Lance will be steering the show when it premieres later this year.
The network confirmed that Lance Bass, who is currently appearing on The Meredith Vieira Show on NBC and will soon be starring in My Kitchen Rules on Fox, will be hosting the ground-breaking dating series.
Bass made headlines when he came out as gay on the cover of People magazine back in 2006. He is now happily married to husband Michael Turchin.
“The thing is, I’m not ashamed – that’s the one thing I want to say,” Bass told the site of his decision to come out more than a decade ago. “I don’t think it’s wrong, I’m not devastated going through this. I’m more liberated and happy than I’ve been my whole life. I’m just happy.”
Fans are already getting pretty excited about the debut of Finding Prince Charming, with many taking to Twitter to express their excitement over the series.
“Finding Prince Charming is the gay bachelor that I’ve always wanted. I’m so excited,” Twitter user @spookyysteve wrote on the social media site after Logo’s big announcement, while @aurosan tweeted out, “The gay version of the Bachelor is going to be NON-STOP DRAMA. I am so excited. All the contestants are just gonna hook up in the house.”
According to the site, Finding Prince Charming is already in production and is set to debut on Logo this Fall.
Will you be tuning in to Finding Prince Charming when it premieres on Logo?
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