Myx TV, a 24/7 network targeting Asian Americans, has ordered a new reality dating show titled Mom vs. Matchmaker featuring matchmaking veteran Carmelia Ray.
The series will test the adage “mother knows best” as it pits Ray’s matchmaking know-how against that of mothers’ personal knowledge of their children. Part of each episode will be devoted to Ray and the respective mothers preparing their picks for the date, in the hope that their chosen suitor will best click with the contestant. The singles will have no idea who prepared each date. Only when they decide on their match at the end of the episode will they find out who arranged it.
“It’s my passion to help hopeful singles find their perfect match. Getting a chance to put my skills to the test against moms has been a fun, intense and eye-opening challenge,” says Ray, who has 20 years’ experience playing cupid.
Miguel Santos, general manager of Myx TV, believes that the show will connect with audiences who can relate to mothers getting involved in their romantic lives. “Viewers are going have fun watching the drama and the romance unfold,” Santos said.
Mom vs. Matchmaker is produced by Go Button Media for Myx TV. The executive producers are Santos for Myx TV and Daniel Oron and Natasha Ryan for Go Button Media.
The series premieres Tuesday, May 3 — just before Mother’s Day — at 8 p.m. on Myx TV and will stream on the network’s website the following day.