5:33pm PT by Jethro Nededog
Giuliana and Bill Rancic to Host Eva Longoria's Dating Show 'Ready for Love'
Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria announced during a panel at NBC’s Summer Press Day on Wednesday that Giuilana and Bill Rancic will host her new NBC relationship show, Ready for Love.
Executive Producer Jason Ehrlich explained to reporters that the happily married couple represented something very aspirational and he thinks they could really teach their contestants about relationships.
The network announced that its three Longoria-plucked bachelors --Dallas businessman Ben Patton, Santa Barbara musician Tim Lopez and Miami entrepreneur Ernesto Arguello-- will “propose to America” Thursday to kick off the country-wide search for eligible women. These potential female contestants can sign up to be considered for the show via a Facebook timeline app and connect with the men via the Ready for Love Facebook page.
Ready for Love, which hails from Longoria’s UnbeliEVAble Entertainment, Renegade 83 and Universal Television, will employ three matchmakers to help these men find their love match. At the completion of each week, everyone will convene in front of a live audience to watch the dates and receive feedback from the matchmakers. In a familiar twist, the women who fail to make a connection with the men will be sent home.
The unscripted series, packaged by CAA, is slated to premiere this winter.