Fox Hopes ‘Labor of Love’ Will Bring Reality to TV’s Unscripted Dating Genre

  • Variety
Fox Hopes ‘Labor of Love’ Will Bring Reality to TV’s Unscripted Dating Genre
Reality dating shows have been a guilty pleasure among audiences for decades, but a common critique of the fan-favorite genre is the romanticized (for lack of a better term) idea of dating on national television.

Aside from cameras following contestants looking for love — or fame? — in recent years, dating shows have been scrutinized for their choice in contestants. In a day in age where hit shows give lucrative platforms to reality stars, viewers question whether casts made up of genetically-blessed twenty-somethings are searching for a soulmate or a social media sponsorship deal.

With “Labor of Love,” Fox is hoping to avoid unrealistic dating show tropes by casting the most mature set of contestants in recent broadcast history with a 41-year-old established lead, Kristy Katzmann, and a group of male suitors ranging from the age of 36 to 46.

Labor of Love,” hosted by “Sex and the City” alum Kristin Davis, follows Katzmann,
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