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"READY FOR LOVE"
""MEET BEN AND ERNESTO""
04/16/2013 (09:01PM - 11:00PM) (Tuesday) : MEET BEN AND ERNESTO - After a shocking elimination in the premiere episode, it is now Ben Patton and Ernesto Arguello's turn to meet their ladies. Twelve women compete for quality time with businessman Ben, while the other twelve women vie for the affections of charitable entrepreneur Ernesto. During Ernesto's group date, the women are introduced to his philanthropic side. Elsewhere, Ben's women are put through a strenuous test of their love. Preeminent matchmaker Amber Kelleher-Andrews, relationship author Tracy McMillan and professional dating coach Matthew Hussey handpicked the women based on personality, appearance and overall compatibility with Ben and Ernesto. Giuliana Rancic ("Giuliana & Bill") and Bill Rancic ("Giuliana & Bill") co-host the series.
SEASON(S): 1 (8 episodes, 5 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES: confirmed as canceled on 4/19/13
DESCRIPTION: (from NBC's press release, March 2013) NBC announced today that its new relationship show "Ready for Love" has revealed the 36 women who will have the opportunity to compete for true love. The women have a chance to find romance with three successful and handsome men, hand-selected by executive producer Eva Longoria ("Desperate Housewives"). The series, from Longoria's UnbeliEVAble Entertainment, Renegade 83 and Universal Television, focuses on three extraordinary men -- Ben Patton, an international financier from Dallas, Texas; Tim Lopez, a member of the popular music group Plain White T's from Austin, Texas, and Ernesto Arguello, an entrepreneur with a social vision from Miami, Fla. -- who are committed to finding their soul mate. Giuliana and Bill Rancic will host the series where preeminent matchmaker Amber Kelleher-Andrews, relationship author Tracy McMillan and professional dating coach Matthew Hussey will help the men find their perfect matches. The series will premiere on Tuesday, March 26 (9-11 p.m. ET) and will move to its regular day and time slot with its 2nd episode airing Sunday, March 31 (8-10 p.m. ET).