George Lopez to host “TAKE ME OUT”

Debuting Thursday, June 7 on FOX 48

Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 4:26pm

Multi-talented entertainer George Lopez will host Take Me Out, the provocative and unpredictable new dating series premiering Thursday, June 7 (7:00-8:00 p.m.) on FOX 48. Take Me Out, based on the hugely successful international format, is a fast-paced, dynamic new series featuring 30 single women searching for a match and several brave bachelors who must make the ultimate first impression.

With an extensive career that encompasses television series, film, and standup comedy, Lopez will play matchmaker between the 30 female contestants and the men hoping for the chance to take one lucky lady out on an ultimate dream date.

“I am thrilled to be hosting such an entertaining new series,” said Lopez. “Anything can happen on a show like Take Me Out and I’m looking forward to the excitement.”

“George’s amazing energy, spirit and incredible comedic timing make him the perfect host for Take Me Out,” said executive producer Jeff Apploff.

Filmed in front of a studio audience and comprised of four rounds, Take Me Out begins with a group of 30 beautiful, single women in search of finding a match made in heaven. Every week, the women are introduced to several bachelors one by one. Each woman stands at a lighted podium with a switch that controls her fate for a date: if she thinks it’s a match, she keeps her light on; if her attraction has been short-circuited, then it’s lights out and she waits for the next potential Mr. Right.

As the hopeful mate reveals more and more about himself, the women continue to turn their lights out as they lose interest—leaving only the flirty females still fascinated by him. At this point, the gentleman takes control of the game and eliminates the ladies by turning out the lights of those women he’s just not into. During the last round, the bachelor will pose one final question to the two remaining women and will choose a winner to join him on a romantic fantasy date. Meanwhile, the remaining 29, plus one new woman, return during the next game for another chance at finding the guy who will light up their lives.

About George Lopez
Lopez is currently on a national stand-up comedy tour after hosting the late-night cable talk show Lopez Tonight.  He co-created, wrote, produced, and starred in the groundbreaking sitcom George Lopez, which ran for six seasons. The show remains a hit with viewers in syndication, ranking among the Top Five comedies and Top 20 weekly programs in syndication. Lopez recently voiced the character “Rafael” in the animated blockbuster Rio and “Grouchy Smurf” in The Smurfs.  His other film credits include the box-office hit Valentine’s Day, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Swing Vote, Henry Poole Is Here and Balls of Fury.

In addition to his work in film and television, Lopez has an impressive career in stand-up comedy, with comedy specials Tall Dark and Chicano and America’s Mexican. His stand-up albums El Mas Chingon and Team Leader were both nominated for Grammy Awards in the category of Best Comedy Album. Lopez also published an autobiography, Why You Crying?, that entered the Top 20 on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Time magazine named him one of the 25 Most Influential Hispanics in America, and the Harris Poll named him one of the Top 10 Favorite Television Personalities. Lopez has made more than 200 television comedy, talk show and hosting appearances, including co-hosting the Emmy Awards and twice hosting the Latin Grammys. Lopez also created The Lopez Foundation to foster positive, permanent change for underprivileged children and adults confronting challenges in education and health.

Take Me Out is produced by FremantleMedia North America. Jeff Apploff (Don’t Forget the Lyrics, Million Dollar Money Drop) serves as executive producer. Jack Martin and Kevin Williams are co-executive producers.

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