BBC Three has announced the commissioning of its latest comedy series - a comedy/reality hybrid based around the tricky world of dating.
World Series Of Dating is described as turning dating into an American-style competitive sport, "with all of the sporting conventions that go with it - overblown graphics, music and scripted comedy analysis".
UK correspondent James Chetwynd-Talbot (Tom Price) comments on the action; a nervous sports journalist he is unlucky with the ladies himself.
The touchline reporter, played by comedian Thaila Zucchi, is on hand to grill the boys when they get buzzed out of the Date Zone.
From the moment the single men walk into the zone the women can decide to buzz them out of the game for whatever reason they wish.
This was a scripted comedy reality show as three men are given the chance to chat up three ladies in a speed-dating format with the ladies having the option to buzz and eject a date should they prove to be dull, stupid, misogynistic or over enthusiastic.The dates are real (real people on real first dates) and it all happens in 'The Date Zone'.Women cast especially for the role sit in 'The Date Zone' waiting for their first guy to appear.Of course the show is hard to take seriously and as it failed to become required cult viewing it only lasted one series, although its fun to see Riggle giving outrageous dating tips.sees dating turned into a competitive sport, American style, with all of the sporting conventions that go with it - overblown graphics, music and scripted comedy analysis.