Entering its sophomore season, EXCUSED is the half-hour syndicated dating reality show from the same producers of the long-running hit syndicated series, “Blind Date.” Hosted by comedian Iliza Shlesinger, who won the sixth season of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” EXCUSED offers a fresh take on the dating scene, mining the comedy that traditionally comes with relationships. Since its debut last Fall, the show revitalized the 30-minute syndicated dating show format, ushering in a wave of new comedy-based dating series.
With all the options out there these days, finding love can be difficult. The perfect princess can quickly turn into a drama queen….while Mr. Right turns into Mr. Please Stop Texting Me. EXCUSED is here to help. Set in a Hollywood home, each episode follows a group of men competing for the affections of two women (or vice versa). Based on first impressions, personality profiles and intimate dates, the pair of women systematically eliminates the group of men down to one. The final man standing will have the opportunity to select the woman he wants to date and ultimately, one final couple has the chance for love.
It’s everything one wants in a dating show… with a side serving of rejection. EXCUSED airs in late fringe and access time periods across the country.