The game on the dating show change of heart
The producers are looking to give "Change of Heart" a new edge with the move east."The New York shows we've produced the past three seasons have been our most popular," Telepictures Prods, president Jim Paratore said."Change Of Heart" shifted production to New York in part because "the pool" of suitable TV daters in Los Angeles is running too low. Domestic Television, was "the only game in town," there never was a problem signing up participants for the show, according to executive producer Scott St. He and his producers could go to clubs singles joints to pick out prospective "change of hearters" without fear of competition. John explained at the opening day of the Television Critics Assn.press tour in Pasadena on Monday, "You start off as the only game in town and going to these venues, then you see four or five competing shows turning up at the same events." Of course, that was not the only reason for moving the show from Los Angeles to the Big Apple, he said, but it certainly played a big part.The show is being produced in various cities to give it a broad appeal, according to Duda.The producers have already shot in Dallas, where every prospective female participant's "ideal date was a 6-foot-4 Texan guy with blue eyes," Duda said."The Fifth Wheel" takes a different approach to the genre: It sends two men and two women out on a date, but they "suddenly find themselves joined by an additional person, the 'fifth wheel,' and all bets arc off as they each vie for each other's affection," said Matt Cooperstein, senior vp domestic television at Universal Worldwide Television.
I hope some network brings it back so every fan of the show can see it again. Before I wrap this up, I'd like to say that if this show is ever brought back on the air I'll always remember it in my memory forever once it stops airing for good, even though I haven't seen every episode. It's like the game Clue but someone got fingered instead of murdered. Then they all gather on the show and try to guess what happened on the dates and who likes who."The move to New York, combined with Lynne's comedy background, will bring a whole new attitude and flavor to the show." The Change of Heart show tapes on Bi-Weekly basis (Thats twice a month to you and me) on Fridays and Saturdays at AM and 3.30 PM.Thats a whopping four tape days per month with a grand total of eight show tapings per month.