July 14, 2005, - 9:57 pm

ABC News Dating Show Produced by Mr. Wrong

By Debbie Schlussel
Am I the only one who noticed that the Executive Producer of ABC News’ new reality show, “Hooking Up,” is named Terence WRONG? So an awful online-dating show (chock full of diva headcases), produced by a so-called news division of a major broadcast network, is brought to you by MR. WRONG. Why am I not surprised? Still looking for “Mr. Right”? Don’t go to ABC, where you’ll only find Mr. Wrong . . . and be incredibly bored by his annoying dating “documentary.” Yawn-worthy.
Full Disclosure: In March, ABC News flew me to New York to participate in a pilot to replace “Nightline.” I was not paid. It was the smoky nightclub-like show, later described in the New York Times (by reporter Jacques Steinberg), featuring all of ABC’s up-and-coming young correspondents, shot in the Times Square studio of “Good Morning America.” Until now, I kept the details of this secret, but it has been in the public domain, since ABC News’ President talked about it to the Times.

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3 Responses

I just watched part of that incoherent estrogen-laden pap. I was hoping for something a little racier… and not so… pathetic.
That’s what I get for watching network television!

Preston Taylor Holmes on July 14, 2005 at 10:20 pm

i was watching a netflix video so i missed it. but i can tell you jdate is like shooting ducks in a pond.

shleppy on July 14, 2005 at 10:43 pm

I never watch so called reality shows, except for The Apprentice, occasionally.
Debbie, word of the pilot is news to me. Any word on whether the pilot you mentioned is going to be picked up?

Jeff_W on July 15, 2005 at 8:48 am

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