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GSN's Baggage Has a Host

By March 21, 2010

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Jerry Springer, the sensational talk show host and former emcee of America's Got Talent, will be hosting GSN's latest effort, a "dating" show called Baggage.

Details on the show itself are sketchy at best. Most of the information we've gleaned comes from the casting notices scattered around Craigslist. It's sort of a dating show, except that no one will be going on dates. Over 200 contestants are needed, and everyone who appears on the show gets $500. As for the game itself, one person will choose a potential mate from a pool of three others, but I guess the twist is that the three potentials all have to put their "baggage" out there in the open. So if a woman has 85 cats and has been divorced seven times, that information must be made available to her suitor. Or if a guy still lives with his parents and collects dead bugs, these little nuggets are also revealed.

I have no idea how this will be set up, or what will happen (if anything) after the choices are made. The casting calls are really odd, and imply that you don't have to actually be single to participate as long as you can "be single" for the taping.

I'll reserve final judgement on this one until it airs, of course, but I have to admit that it doesn't hold a lot of promise so far. Springer does seem to be a fitting host, however. Baggage premieres on April 19th at 6:30pm Eastern, on GSN.

Have you got ideas on how GSN can improve their programming and bring in new viewers? I sure do! Check out how I'd change things up, and then submit your own ideas.

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Comments

March 24, 2010 at 3:43 pm
(1) MiMi says:

I went in for this show and you DO have to be single. They made that very clear at the casting call and even sent some people home. This is definitely a good thing because I really want to win the date!

April 23, 2010 at 6:48 pm
(2) MARGARET MILLER says:

I DO NOT LIKE JERRY SPRINGER, I WILL NEVER WATCH THAT SHOW. I HOPE YOU TAKE HIM OFF TV PROGRAMS.

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