Taylor Hicks, Joe Jonas Set For New FOX Dating Show The Choice

I was hoping I wouldn’t have to go near the new FOX dating show, The Choice, with a 10 foot pole, but I guess I’m screwed!

FOX announced the cast of celebrity bachelors and bachelorettes, and amongst folks like Joe Jonas, Dean Cain and Rob Kardashian is….Season 5 American Idol winner Taylor Hicks.


The premise, according to EW: ” In each episode, four celebrities sit in spinning chairs and listen to non-famous prospective dates pitch themselves. Over the course of three rounds, the contestant pool is paired down until each celebrity has chosen their date for the evening. Five of the episodes will feature male celebrities; one episode puts women in the power seats. The contestants were unaware who the celebrities were until moments before they went on stage…”

The Choice will be hosted by the sublime Cat Deeley. That’s a plus! It will be paired with Fox’s other new dating show Take Me Out on Thursday nights starting June 7.

So this is what FOX sacrificed the So You Think You Can Dance results show for? Oy. At least we’ll get Cat Deeley two nights in a row…

Did I mention that I hate dating shows?  At least it’s not a competitive reality show, so we’ll only have to pay attention to the episode that features Taylor.  Check out the full list of celebrity participants below.

Via Entertainment Weekly


Pauly D
Tyson Beckford
Joe Jonas
Dean Cain
Rob Kardashian
Rocco DiSpirito
Warren Sapp
Finesse Mitchell
Jeremy Bloom
Jason Cook
Michael Catherwood
Seth Wescott
Parker Young
Ndamukong Suh
Dr. Robert Nettles
Taylor Hicks
Mike Sorrentino
Rob Gronkowski
Steven Lopez


Carmen Electra
Hope Dworaczyk
Rima Fakih
Sophie Monk


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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

    lol mj.  I can’t say I blame you.  Hey, this might be fun.  Hope Taylor enjoys the experience.  Yay to Cat being the host!

  • BonnieDee

    I’m not sure I can stomach this show, but I would like to see Taylor. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carolyn-Sue/1380910973 Carolyn Sue

    I will watch Taylor when he’s on. I didn’t see when the show starts. Did I just miss it?

  • Anonymous

    Joe Jonas and Taylor Hicks on a dating show? what the heck ;0

  • Anonymous

    Yay, I will watch when Taylor is on…will we know what night he will be on?

  • Anonymous

    I will definitely watch the Taylor episode! Love that guy!

  • http://twitter.com/ParleyBlueHenry ParleyBlueHenry

    Yay!!! Taylor on my tv, thats all I care about. CAN. NOT. WAIT!!!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/HeIIoKimmi HeIIoKimmi

    Vegas, New Album & now this …..  not going to be a dull summer in Taylor’s world. :)

  • fuzzywuzzy

    lol No way that I’m watching this show no matter who is on it.

  • http://twitter.com/BobbiNJ Bobbi

    I will also watch for Taylor and I’m sure Cat will be fun on this show too. But, I don’t care about any of the other celebrities. Except for Carmen Electra, I’m not sure I’ve even heard of the other women. 

  • pj

    I love Cat!

    Does this mean that Taylor has given up on newscasters and escorts?  Lol. I kid.  I kid.  I think.

    I don’t recognize most of those people.  Worse than DWTS!

  • Anonymous

    gonna watch Taylor episode for sure! that should be fun!!

  • http://www.etsy.com/shop/AdorablyHooked Gwen

    I may sacrifice my sanity for Tyson Beckford….

  • Tess

    That’s one hell of a list of six pack abs.  Actually this sounds kind of fun, a summer show that doesn’t think itself serious and has no intent to be anything other than a whole shit load of fluff.  And, it must have the same production company as DWTS, or some connection, because aren’t about a third of these guys alumni?

  • Nele621

    Can’t believe Joe Jonas is on this show. Has his career tanked that much?

  • http://twitter.com/BobbiNJ Bobbi

    Maybe you’ll luck out and he and Taylor will be on the same episode! LOL!

  • http://twitter.com/cindydesigns Cindy

    lol what is this show?  Are these creators running out of show ideas?  Sitcoms are nice. 

  • http://twitter.com/PFlowerstone Peg

    I love seeing Taylor on TV, but hate dating shows.  Oh well.  I’ll be watching this one.  At least it’s not the Bachelor.  *shiver*

  • Anonymous

    I’m going to miss Jim Lange ;)

  • http://twitter.com/seor seor

    This sounds like a fun summer show. Fox is ripping off The Voice with The Choice.  I’ll definately tune in 4 Taylor and most likely will watch every Thurs.

  • teacup

    Well. That will be interesting for those who watch.

  • Anonymous


    Vegas, New Album & now this …..  not going to be a dull summer in Taylor’s world. :)

    YAY! Bring it on, Taylor! Hurry, summer – way past time for some Taylor on my TV!

    Re the album:  I think he said in a recent interview that “Teach Me To Dance” is the first single off the upcoming album, and he said he hopes to get it out in June!

  • Chris

    That list of women is pretty spartan… 4 names and I can only picture Carmen Elektra. Her marriage to Dennis Rodman leaves the biggest impression.

  • Anonymous

    Not fair, I want a date with Taylor!

  • Anonymous

    Oh lordy.  Well I will watch the episode with Taylor and the one with Tyson, the only two even date worthy imho. I will probably have a little second hand embarrassment, dating shows are usually shitty affairs.  

    ETA: On the other hand, I think if my daughter saw that Romeo was on this list, she would enlist. She’s had a thing for him forever!

  • Anonymous

     LOL! A couple of years ago, Regis & Kelly had a “Win a date with Taylor Hicks” contest (Not absolutely certain that was the exact name of the show) I don’t remember how the women were chosen, but there were 3 who ended up with the chance to go out on a date with him, and Taylor ‘interviewed’ them on one show, and another show followed Taylor and the girl he chose on a date. 

  • Niall

    I wonder if there aren’t as many women because the show knows female viewers are only going to watch the men, or if female celebrities are less inclined to do something this silly? A little of both maybe?

    Looks like harmless fun but I can’t do dating shows. Too much second hand embarrassment for all involved.

  • Wex

    These unscripted shows keep recycling the same reality show hasbeen/ DList contestants. It just disguts me. You should count up past reality shows. Former DWTS /Apprentice/kardashian crap & more. Just mire bottom of the barrell..hope it fails

  • Patricia Pomykal

    I will definitely watch Taylor’s episode.  I remember the Valentine Date on Regis & Kelly, it was a blast!  Taylor has a lot of charisma and humor, he’ll be great. :) 

  • Anonymous

    It is only 1 show….Taylor was in LA last weekend so probably already taped…Warren Sapp posted this on his facebook with Taylor, The Situation, & Rocco Dispirito….  http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w282/cochem/TaylorSappRoccoSorrentino050612.jpg

  • Anonymous

    Hey, add David Cook to that list, please.

  • Anonymous

    Now I hafta watch it, too,  MJ.  Sigh.  I call the summer season Netflix TV, because it is so bad, I usually can’t watch.  This might be good for a bit – or not.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think I ever realized how tall Rocco is.  I’ve met Warren Sapp and he’s like a mountain of a human being LOL.  (He’s about 6’2 – not NBA tall – but over 300 lbs, so he’s intimidating!)  It appears Rocco is even taller than he is.  (I have no idea why that interests me).

    I wonder if you win a date with Rocco, does he cook for you?  I could totally be down with that.  (Rocco’s cook books are my absolute favorite).

    Irrelevant side note: Last year, Rob Gronkowski got me oodles of points on my fantasy team.  

    This show looks like it will be somewhat ridiculous, so of course I’m going to watch it!

  • Anonymous

    This show looks like it will be somewhat ridiculous, so of course I’m going to watch it!

    Of course! Me, too. LOL And that was a cute picture. They all look like they will have a fun time with this show. :)