World Series Of Dating. Image shows from L to R: James Chetwyn-Talbot (Tom Price), Doyle McManus (Rob Riggle). Copyright: Lion Television.

World Series Of Dating

BBC Three comedy. 8 episodes (1 series) in 2012. Stars Tom Price, Rob Riggle, Thaila Zucchi and Bentley Kalu.

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Relationships arise in the "comedy reality" show World Series of Dating - though there's no question as to whether these will endure. Three men are given the chance to chat up three ladies in a speed-dating format - though the ladies have lights to buzz (no likey ...) to eject the date should they prove overly boisterous, misogynistic or just plain dull. One-time "US dating champ" Doyle MacManus (played by Rob Riggle of The Daily Show) and James Chetwyn-Talbot (Tom Price of Torchwood) provide a joyous, sports-presenter-like running commentary.

While it is amusing to see how badly dates can go - not least when the objectionable Chris starts his first date by downing a glass of red - it is this presenter duo who give the show life, the outlandishly priapic MacManus contrasting deliciously with the prudish C-T.

Robert Epstein, The Independent, 1st April 2012

BBC Three launch new comedy dating show

BBC Three has announced its latest comedy series, a semi-reality programme making dating into a sport.

British Comedy Guide, 22nd February 2012