VH1 Orders Faux Matchmaking Reality Show

EXCLUSIVE: Matchmaking is a hot reality genre with such series as Bravo’s veteran Millionaire Matchmaker and NBC’s upcoming Ready For Love executive produced by Eva Longoria. VH1 is joining the trend with Making Mr. Right, which puts a twist on the matchmaking format. On the eight-episode show, which will premiere January 6, three single women pose as “expert matchmakers” to pull a ruse on 14 unsuspecting guys who think they’ve signed up for a show called Match Me If You Can. With the help of 15-year veteran matchmaker April Beyer,  the three women — Brittany Skipper, owner of a private event planning service; Lindsay Osborne, an experienced caterer; and Rachel Seeker, a construction contractor — pretend to work on finding these guys true love, but in reality are there to mold them into their own versions of “Mr. Right.”

Making Mr. Right is described as a real-life romantic comedy, the ultimate show-within-a-show detailing the process to find a perfect match. In it, the “matchmakers” will give the men makeovers and put them through a series of challenges designed to test not only their dating skills but also to reveal their flaws, coaching them and showing them what it takes to be the perfect partner. Romantic feelings between the “matchmakers” and their subjects may develop, and in the finale, the women reveal their true selves and hope their love is requited. Making Mr. Right is produced by High Noon Entertainment, with Pam Healey and Jim Berger executive producing, Fred Birckhead and Elayne Cilic co-executive producing and Dave Kuba as a consulting producer.

Comments (6)

  • More derivative content fron VH1. Bring back the music videos at this point.

    Comment by Really? — Monday December 3, 2012 @ 10:16am PST  
    • This show sounds awesome!.. You should keep your comments to your self

      Comment by Anonymous — Monday December 3, 2012 @ 10:49am PST  
  • What a horrible idea. Well, that’s what they get signing up for a match-making reality show.

    Comment by Ella Bee — Monday December 3, 2012 @ 11:20am PST  
  • It’s a fun, unique idea. A fresh twist on reality dating shows. Can’t wait to watch!

    Comment by Lisa — Monday December 3, 2012 @ 1:25pm PST  
  • I’d rather watch Susan Seidelman’s 1987 robot rom-com flop, “Making Mr. Right” (1987) starring Ann Magnuson & John Malkovich – maybe that’s where they got the idea? Just like the song in “All That Jazz” goes, “everything old is new again!”

    Comment by Behind the Music — Monday December 3, 2012 @ 10:26pm PST  
  • Bah humbug!

    Comment by Denise — Thursday December 6, 2012 @ 11:55pm PST  

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