“Sometimes you need help from above to find your true love,” so says We tv about their new reality show, “Match Made In Heaven” airing Wednesday, February 4 at 8 PM ET/PT. Dubbed as “The Black Bachelor,” WE tv is offering something we won’t see on ABC’s “The Bachelor,” a spiritual advisor and his mother.
33-year-old entrepreneur, Shawn Bullard must choose between 24 women who range from sophisticated, educated women to ghetto ratchet ones looking for a sugar daddy. What sets “Match Made In Heaven” apart from ABC’s, “The Bachelor” is he an African-American who brought his mother, who will be staying in the house with the ladies….LAWD…and Pastor Ken Johnson, his spiritual advisor and also spiritual advisor to the Indianapolis Colts.
On “Match Made In Heaven,” there will be no roses given out but instead Shawn will send the women texts to inform them if they are staying, leaving or if he is undecided. He then gathers those women he’s undecided about to speak to them face to face and decides who stays and who goes. Now, I have a problem with this because I think sending someone a text saying, “I’m not interested” is a cowards way out. Why not be a man and tell them face to face if you aren’t interested? I’m sure his mama would, which leads me to another issue that I have with this show. Why in the hell would you bring your mama? I can understand having a great relationship with your mama but this should be a reg flag to the women that his mama will be calling the shots and all up in your relationship!
WE tv’s press release:
NEW YORK – January 16, 2015 – Meet Shawn Bullard,anAfrican American real estate magnate and former college athlete looking for true love. And who better to help him find The One than the man upstairs – or someone with a close connection? Enter Pastor Ken Johnson (spiritual advisor to the Indianapolis Colts) who guides Shawn and observes the authenticity and godliness of 24 women living under one roof hoping to find a love connection with Shawn. Not only does the pastor weigh in on Shawn’s choices, but when his very outspoken mother moves in, she too has a say on who could potentially be her daughter-in-law. While some ladies are sane and sweet, others are downright devilish leading to plenty of drama and bad behavior. After a series of dates, romantic rendezvous, harsh eliminations, and solicited (and unsolicited) advice from the Pastor and his mother, find out if Shawn finally meets his match.
“Match Made in Heaven” premieres on WE tv, Wednesday, February 4 at 8pm ET/PT
In each of the eight hour-long episodes, the bevy of beauties will face temptation at every turn. From the sweet girl next door to the smoking hot vixen; the polished career women to the innocent virgin; no one is immune to temptation. In this proverbial Garden of Eden, the ladies are constantly met with the opportunity to make a choice between good and evil in their quest for Shawn’s love. Should they undermine their fellow housemates to win him over? Or take the high road and trust in their connection with him? Does “do unto others” have an alternate meaning? Will Shawn be tempted to take a bite of the forbidden fruit these women have to offer? Or will Pastor Ken and Mama Bullard be able to guide Shawn into the light so he can pick the right girl to spend the rest of his life with? Tune in Wednesday, February 4 at 8pm ET/PT.
After watching the “First Look…,” I will give it my 2 show minimum viewing to see if it’s worth watching. Stay tuned because I’m sure that I will have more to say about this show.
Ty Knighten knows a thing or two about relationships and dating. A single mom from Calif., Ty decided to turn her experiences in love and relationships into a blog. Written with plenty of sass, her mission is to help women empower themselves to realize love, success and confidence through her articles. She writes about dating and relationships from the perspective of a single mom but adds insights that will help women and men as they maneuver through the confusing world of dating and relationships. You can reach her on Twitter @UHeardMeRight, on Facebook at The Sexy Single Mommy or connect with her on Google+ and Instagram at chocoty.