(Joey Greco, strongly considering looking for hosting work in the Boston area)
The producers of “Queer Eye” are teaming with NESN to create a reality TV show called “Sox Appeal.” As explained to us yesterday by Scout Productions principal David Collins, the show sounds like MTV’s mindless dating show “Next ,” in which a single guy or girl takes three romantic hopefuls for a test drive before settling, or not, on one prospective sweetheart. But on “Sox Appeal,” the dates take place at a Bosox game, with each wannabe getting two innings of attention. During the seventh-inning stretch, the guy or gal playing the field will decide which of the three dates he or she wants to watch the rest of the game with. “The waxing and waning of the game will affect the mood of the dates,” said Collins. “We figure that’ll add a little tension and drama to the blind date.” Producers plan to hold casting calls this spring and tape the show over the course of eight home games. (“Sox Appeal” will start airing on NESN in July.) Asked if the show will feature same-sex dates, producer Eric Korsh said he’s “open to anything.”
There’s no truth to the rumor Derek Lowe has already applied to be a contestant.