New Fox series 'I Wanna Marry 'Harry": Real Americans compete for fake prince's heart

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Joe Millionaire lives!

Well, sort of. EW has confirmed that Fox will soon debut a new reality series called I Wanna Marry “Harry,” in which a dozen American ladies will compete for the heart of a man they’ve been led to believe is Prince William’s ginger-haired younger brother. In actuality, though, they’re courting Matthew Hicks, “an average English bloke” who’s been given “the royal treatment and an upper crust makeover.”

The series shares more than a little DNA with Fox’s seminal 2003 reality competition Joe Millionaire — which makes sense, since both shows were initially developed by former Fox executive Mike Darnell. (According to Deadline, Darnell brought “Harry” to the network before leaving Fox last spring.)

“Harry” is set to premiere Tuesday, May 27 at 8 p.m. ET, likely with a pilot that features Lorde’s “Royals” at least once. Here’s hoping the show won’t be too (faux) refined to engage in a little bit of subtitled smooching as well:

In addition to “Harry”, Fox announced a slew of spring and summer premiere dates. Gordon Ramsay’s three series will all return, with Kitchen Nightmares on Friday, April 11, season 5 of Masterchef on Monday, May 19, and Hotel Hell on Monday, July 21. New game show Riot, executive produced by Steve Carrell and based on the international hit Slide Show, will bow on Tuesday, May 13. The 11th season of reality staple So You Think You Can Dance will kick off Wednesday, May 28. Fox will also premiere new action-drama Gang Related, which focuses on Los Angeles’s elite Gang Task Force and stars Ramon Rodriguez, Terry O’Quinn and RZA, on Thursday, May 22.

Fox has also announced the finale dates for several of its current shows, including the one-hour series finale of Raising Hope on Friday, April 4, and the two-part American Idol finale, which switches days to Tuesday and Wednesday, May 20 and May 21.

The full list of premiere dates and times follow:

Thursday, March 27
9:30-10:00 p.m. Surviving Jack 

Tuesday, April 1
9:00-10:00 p.m. The Mindy Project

Friday, April 11
9:00-10:00 p.m. Kitchen Nightmares

Monday, May 5:
8:00-10:00 p.m. 24: Live Another Day

Tuesday, May 13
9:00-10:00 p.m. Riot 

Monday, May 19
8:00-9:00 p.m. MasterChef

Thursday, May 22
9:00-10:00 p.m. Gang Related

Saturday, May 24
7:00-10:00 p.m.  Live Fox Sports Saturday: Baseball Night in America

Tuesday, May 27:
8:00-9:00 p.m. I Wanna Marry “Harry” 

Wednesday, May 28:
8:00-10:00 p.m. So You Think You Can Dance

Monday, July 21
9:00-10:00 p.m. Hotel Hell

Finale dates and times are below:

Friday, April 4
9:00 p.m. Raising Hope (series finale)

Monday, April 28
9:00 p.m. The Following

Tuesday, May 6
9:00 p.m. New Girl
9:30 p.m. The Mindy Project

Monday, May 12
8:00 p.m. Bones

Tuesday, May 13
8:00 p.m. Glee

Thursday, May 15th
9:30 p.m. Surviving Jack

Sunday, May 18
7:00 p.m. Bob’s Burgers
7:30 p.m. American Dad
8:00 p.m. The Simpsons
8:30 p.m. Family Guy

Tuesday, May 20
8:00 p.m. American Idol (one hour)

Wednesday, May 21 
8:00 p.m. American Idol (two hours)

Sunday, June 8th
9:00 p.m. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey


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