7:05 pm - 05/08/2012

Joe Jonas joining new Fox TV show The Choice


Fox’s upcoming celebrity dating show The Choice has lined up a list of famous bachelors and bachelorettes to audition sexy singles in prime time. has the complete list of celebrity contestants, the first photo from the set and some behind-the-scenes insight from Fox’s alternative series guru Mike Darnell.

The Choice has cast singer Joe Jonas, actor Dean Cain, fashion model Tyson Beckford, former American Idol star Taylor Hicks, Jersey Shore stars Pauly D and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, chef Rocco Dispirito, TV personality Rob Kardashian, former NFL star Warren Sapp and more (full list below). The female celebrities include actress Carmen Electra and model Hope Dworaczyk.

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 

“What started out as a goof ended up being a ridiculously good format,” says Fox’s Darnell, who was on hand during The Choice‘s recent taping. “It really feels like a hit. It was charming and funny… [The show] works beautifully. It’s going to sell all over the world.”

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, but that didn’t stop the sparks. “The [female contestants] took it ridiculously seriously, like they were getting married,” Darnell says. “A couple of the setups really had chemistry.”

Though none of the celebrities bombed with the contestants, Jonas, Cain and Beckford were particularly sought after, as was Suburgatory actor Parker Young and, somewhat surprisingly, Dispirito.

The Choice is hosted by Cat Deeley, who Darnell says turned out to be a “perfect fit” for the show. The series will be paired with Fox’s other new dating show, Take Me Out, on Thursday nights starting June 7.

Here’s the full list of celebrity participants on Fox’s The Choice:


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


ohkimosabe 8th-May-2012 11:08 pm (UTC)
justinesays 8th-May-2012 11:12 pm (UTC)
oh joe. well i'll watch that ep at least. i hope it's in the vein of the voice where they actually have ~real looking people as contestants.
justinesays 8th-May-2012 11:13 pm (UTC)
oop nvm, just read the actual article, ofc it's "sexy singles"
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justinesays 9th-May-2012 12:01 am (UTC)
idk the premise of the voice is that they don't judge based on looks so i thought it would be similar since it is a blatant rip off.
xo_inyourdreams 8th-May-2012 11:19 pm (UTC)
davidbeckham 8th-May-2012 11:22 pm (UTC)
woo go irrelevants
takobella 8th-May-2012 11:23 pm (UTC)
Lol Joe, what is your life
fraitors 8th-May-2012 11:32 pm (UTC)
lol irl
dearjohnc 8th-May-2012 11:34 pm (UTC)
The Choice......

Wth.. Oh Joseph.
between_lights 8th-May-2012 11:36 pm (UTC)

tbh I can't wait for this show to air so The Soup can cover it
citydove 9th-May-2012 01:37 am (UTC)
LOL YES! I totally agree
scheisse 8th-May-2012 11:51 pm (UTC)
Make fun all you want, he'll be making more per episode that you will in an entire year.

I wonder if he'll choose boys or girls. Do I need to put on a wig and audition to be on this show???
lazmy 9th-May-2012 07:08 am (UTC)
"he'll be making more per episode that you will in an entire year."

why is that an insult? i'm not as wealthy as joe jonas but i still dislike him.
davidbeckham 9th-May-2012 11:05 am (UTC)
he'll be making more per episode that you will in an entire year.

i highly doubt that
electricblues 8th-May-2012 11:57 pm (UTC)
oh how the mighty have fallen

rocco dispirito could get it though

Edited at 2012-05-08 11:58 pm (UTC)
onlyaminorthrt 9th-May-2012 12:00 am (UTC)
well this should be funny.
endlessrush 9th-May-2012 12:12 am (UTC)
lol irl
whatamootpoint 9th-May-2012 12:25 am (UTC)
who thought this show would be a good idea?
citydove 9th-May-2012 01:39 am (UTC)
Cat Deeley.... What are you doing?
xocecelia 9th-May-2012 03:28 am (UTC)
where do i sign up jk lol
davidbeckham 9th-May-2012 11:05 am (UTC)
charlie 9th-May-2012 11:50 am (UTC)
natty316 9th-May-2012 05:18 pm (UTC)
but Pauly D, Rob K and Dean Cain though <3

sweeetkiwi 9th-May-2012 05:45 pm (UTC)
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