Tonight, on Fox’s new reality series I Wanna Marry Harry, 12 hot, young, British-history-adverse Americans will compete for the affections of Prince Harry! The catch? This British ginger isn’t really Prince Harry, as anyone with a half-decent monocle can already tell, although we’re told that he does score a 99 percent match with his royal counterpart using facial recognition technology. (Science!) Not to worry, though: In case you forget that Matt Hicks is just an impostor, the show helpfully identifies him as “Matt Hicks, Not Really Prince Harry.” Apparently, it’s all part of some benevolent master plan: “I have to convince them that I’m Prince Harry,” Hicks explains, “but the goal is for them to like me for who I am.” Yes, Your Highness, you deserve to be adored for who you are: a guy who lies about who, exactly, that is. READ FULL STORY
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Those ladies are in a real hurry to walk down the aisle next to a (phony) royal.
Fox is moving the premiere of fake-out dating competition I Wanna Marry “Harry” to May 20 at 9 p.m., in the plum spot behind the first night of American Idol‘s finale. The show had been slated to premiere May 27, following the timeslot debut of the celebrity game show Riot.
I Wanna Marry “Harry” follows 12 American woman with dreams of becoming a modern-day princess. They are flown to London to vie for the love of the world’s most eligible bachelor, a man they’re led to believe is Prince Harry. But in a Joe Millionaire twist, the guy they all want to make “the one” is actually nothing more than a sort-of lookalike.
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Did the promotional model, preschool teacher and Miss Los Angeles knew what hit them?
Fox is about to launch its (pretty freakin’ awesome) answer to the Bachelor franchise — a show in which a bunch of babes are dropped off at an English castle and promised the chance to date a prince. Guess who he looks like?
This, we understand, was one of the last reality shows developed by reality show guru Mike Darnell before he left Fox — and all we can say is that it makes us miss that crazy little bastard even more.
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American women will do just about anything for a fairytale royal wedding. Also, they don’t seem to keep up with the news much. At least, that’s what Fox’s new reality show, I Wanna Marry “Harry”, is counting on.
I Wanna Marry “Harry”, brought to us by the folks who dreamed up Joe Millionaire, follows 12 American women as they compete to win the heart of a guy who sort of looks like Prince Harry — but whom they wholeheartedly believe to be Prince Harry. (Apparently they didn’t know about the quotation marks in the show’s title.)
Of course, by the time the show wraps, the women will find out the truth– and likely make viewers bemoan the state of society. Regardless, it will definitely be an interesting ride.
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:
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