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: