Simon Cowell , the Pop Idol judge famous for his acerbic put-downs, is having a taste of his own medicine this week after his new US TV dating show Cupid flopped in the ratings. Despite heavy promotion featuring Cowell, now a household name in the states following his appearance on hit reality TV show American Idol, the show attracted just 7. It features year-old advertising copywriter Lisa Shannon on a nationwide search for a husband, accompanied by her two outspoken best friends who help interview potential candidates. But the show – billed by broadcaster CBS as a “twisted new idea” – was attracting controversy even before it was broadcast on Wednesday. One Californian affiliate of the broadcaster refused to show Cupid claiming it “denigrates marriage”. Viewing figures for the show were just a fraction of the highs achieved by the hugely popular American Idol on Fox, which peaked at 23 million for the show’s finale last year. Cowell, who has just signed a deal to present American Idol for another three years, came up with the idea for Cupid, which marks his TV producing debut. His deal with American Idol broadcaster Fox also includes a first-look arrangement for ideas from Simcow, the production company Cowell set up in partnership with Pop Idol co-producer FremantleMedia, the London-based subsidiary of RTL.
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Cupid was a short-lived reality dating series where a woman (Lisa Shannon a.k.a the “Cupid” girl) with the help of her “poison-tongued” friends named Laura.
From the latest breaking news to media galleries, find a range of information on IAC and our businesses. While the nine bachelors who will have been voted off CBS’s “Cupid” by the evening of September 16 may not have had sizzling chemistry with the show’s star, Lisa Shannon, many thousands of single women across America who found the bachelors attractive, desirable and great date material entered a Match. The Match. Essentially, every ‘no’ moves you one step closer to the ‘yes’ that may shape your destiny.
During the summer, Lisa and her friends Laura and Kimberly toured Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Miami in search of Lisa’s ideal match, then narrowed the list to 10 finalists for Lisa to date during each remaining “Cupid” episode. Throughout the series, America has enjoyed playing Cupid, voting at the end of each episode for their favorite “Cupid” guy and eliminating the bachelor with the least amount of votes.
Although eliminated from the show, the Cupid bachelors appeared on Match.
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And yes, we get some repetitive ones yet again. Your nicknames for people are my favorites. I believe Simon Cowell was involved in that. It seemed completely fake but the couple in the end did seem to really care about each other. Just a blast from the past and I was wondering if they can be added to the list of TV romances that never work out, or if they are the exception.
Some reality shows just aren’t as lucky in longevity, and don’t make it beyond a single season — or even to the end of a season at all.
The sponsorships include on-air integration, Internet and telecom exclusivity and commercial time, in addition to other promotional activities. The show made its official debut Wednesday, July 9, but the first three episodes feature the audition process, as the “Cupid Girl” and her friends whittle down their list. Similarly, Match. Through an exclusive contest on the Match. In addition, the Match. Teaming with a media powerhouse like CBS further cements our leadership in mobile entertainment services and text messaging.
We think that Lisa’s experience of having the opportunity to choose from a bounty of eligible suitors parallels the experience of millions of women seeking Mr.
Music executive Simon Cowell has been working in the entertainment business since , and is the founder of S Records, a joint venture with BMG. He has also converted animated television shows, such as Teletubbies and The Power Rangers, into musical successes. However, he has achieved his most widespread notoriety as a judge of the television talent show American Idol. Cowell’s acidic, blunt remarks about the performers’s abilities are often true, but also often controversial. Cowell grew up outside London, England, one of two sons of a dancer mother, Julie, and a music executive father, Eric.
Maybe the solution to the dearth of romance in reality-dating shows is simply to let the women pick their potential husbands, instead of vice versa.
Does anyone know if Lisa Shannon and Hank from Cupid tv show stayed together or what has happened to them? From the pics Hank has posted on Facebook, I would say “No. They are engaged according to the comments as of Jan. Oh well, so much for finding love on TV. Ellen — Joanna vs. Joanna — Anna vs. Ruby — Jessica vs. Jessica — Ashley vs.
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“CUPID,” a reality series from “American Idol’s” Simon Cowell, challenges America to vote on a husband for Lisa Shannon, a copywriter.
Putting Simon Cowell in charge of a dating show is like letting Joan Rivers mediate a peace conference. It’s not going to be pretty. Why should a year-old record producer who has never been married be ushering others toward the altar? Cowell, executive producer of “Cupid”–which premieres at 9 p. The episode “Cupid” strives to help Lisa Shannon, a year-old advertising writer from Detroit, find a worthy mate.
Pals Kimberly and Laura–Cowell says they are nicknamed “the pit bulls”–weigh in on the prospects. We try to carry that as the theme of the show,” Cowell says. The three women whittle the field down from roughly 40 to 10 candidates during cross-country auditions in the first two episodes. They have to wade through some “lunatics being let loose” to impress Shannon, “guys with iguanas on their shoulders,” Cowell says.
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Viewers of the new reality series, which challenges America to find the perfect to find the perfect mate for one eligible young woman — Lisa Shannon, Voting lines for “Cupid” open after the show each week for at least two.
Lisa Shannon may have been fallen short of winning a spot on “Survivor” but she didn’t have to wait long for TV fame. The year-old advertising copywriter made an impact on casting directors when she applied to be a contestant on CBS’s second installment of their dog-eat-dog series “Survivor. Even though she was passed over for that show, Shannon’s audition tape was brought out when the concept of the upcoming dating series “Cupid” was explored, said the Daily News in Sunday’s editions.
The show will feature Shannon dating 10 men until she finds the husband of her dream. Ultimately, Shannon said the show will offer a peek inside the life of single women. Click here for breaking news alerts. Ex-White House adviser arrested in fraud scam.
Laura Restum, Lisa Shannon & Kimberly Tarter of “Cupid” (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
Simon Cowell challenges America to find the perfect mate for one eligible young woman. Lisa Shannon, the Cupid Girl, is a copywriter for an advertising agency. Lisa has the full package: looks, personality and brains. However, Lisa has been unlucky in love and is looking to her friends to serve as judges to help find Mr.
on a new dating show called Cupid – a sort of Date Idol. Wouldbe suitors auditioned to be a husband to year-old advertising executive Lisa Shannon.
Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal. Your IP address will be recorded. Recommend this entry Has been recommended Send news. Log in No account? Create an account. Remember me. Facebook VKontakte Google. Mark boywondermark wrote, – 07 – 10 Mark boywondermark – 07 – 10 Previous Share Flag Next. Did anyone else watch “Cupid” last night? I hate to say it, but I was fascinated with the guys coming in to make their pitch to be chosen! The 3 women doing the selection were all pretty Lisa and her 2 friends , but hard to get anything over on!