Some of the most squirm-worthy moments in dating awkwardness are often seen on reality shows. Not usually, but that sure doesn't mean we won't watch them try and try again!
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Tom Shelly: The idea was actually a Dutch show created by John de Mol, who created Endemol, so it was his idea that we at Endemol make an American version for ABC. Was physical appearance a factor since they are going to be in the dark for a big chunk of the show?
JH: Assuming the show is a hit, will we ever see what happens next beyond the show when two people do come together at the end? JH: Will you be mixing in some older people or different kinds of contestants?
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Executive Producer Tom Shelly talked to our Jim Halterman about the age-old question "Is love blind?
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