World series of Dating was a BBC3 comedy that turns dating into a American style TV sports show featuring slo-mo action replays, overblown graphics, music and scripted comedy analysis from US dating champ, Doyle Mac Manus (Rob Riggle) and James Chetwyn-Talbot (Tom Price) with the series culminating in finding the UK's Greatest Dater.
This was a scripted comedy reality show as three men are given the chance to chat up three ladies in a speed-dating format with the ladies having the option to buzz and eject a date should they prove to be dull, stupid, misogynistic or over enthusiastic.
There is a referee on hand to keep control and give advice when necessary.
The first episode had contestant Chris downing a glass of red wine from the off and he had no shortage of ego although its the presenters who bring a buzz to the format as the outlandish Mac Manus contrasts with the more reserved Talbot.
And what are the odds that one day on the subway Riley falls into my lap? Years from now, whenever anybody asks me, "Who was your first girlfriend? The moment Lucas and Riley share a smile on the subway, Riley is immediately smitten and develops a crush on him. Riley: What do you talk about when you're with your friends?
Lucas: And I hope that wherever you are, you get to keep being Riley.
He shares how he’s been able to move on and host a weekly comedy program even as his life was falling apart.
Several young men compete to be judged best dater by four young women they date during the show. It is presented by Rob Riggle, Tom Price and Thaila Zucchi.
I believe coincidence is the universe's way of telling you something. Lucas: No matter whatever happens to me in my whole life, you will always be my first girlfriend. The two are very close friends and both share similar traits of caring and standing up for others.
It stars Shiri Appleby as a young reality television producer pushed by her unscrupulous boss (Constance Zimmer) to swallow her integrity and do anything it takes to drum up salacious show content.
The show was created by Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, and was inspired by Shapiro's award-winning independent short film Sequin Raze.