His late night talk show may be history, but that isn’t stopping George Lopez from returning to television hosting…
The 50-year-old Mexican American comedian/actor has been tapped to host Fox’s new dating show Take Me Out, a series that follows 30 single women as they search for a match.
Along with hosting the show, Lopez will serve as the show’s matchmaker between the women and the bachelors who are vying for the chance to take one of the ladies out on a dream date.
During four in-studio rounds, the female contestants of Take Me Out meet several suitors and can elect to keep the light on at their podium, signifying their spark for the guy is still there, or turn it off when the attraction fizzles. After several rounds, the bachelor with the most women still interested in him gets to turn the tables, asking two women one make-or-break question. The winning woman immediately joins her suitor for a romantic getaway while the remaining 29 ladies stick around for another week and another chance at love.
Lopez’s last major TV hosting job was his own late-night talk show Lopez Tonight, which was cancelled by TBS last August.
“I am thrilled to be hosting such an entertaining new series,” Lopez said in a statement. “Anything can happen on a show like Take Me Out, and I’m looking forward to the excitement.”
Take Me Out will premiere on June 7 at 8:oo pm EST.