NBC stations launch new reality series ‘The Match Off’

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NBC Local Media’s LX.TV, so far known mostly for its localized city guide-style programming, is adding another show to its reality roster.

The production unit is behind “The Match Off,” a reality competish that will air on NBC’s ten O&O stations (including KNBC Los Angeles and WNBC New York) starting this Saturday, June 26. Show will air at 1 a.m., after “Saturday Night Live.”

“‘The Match Off’ is the perfect series for local audiences – nothing is more local than finding a partner,” said Morgan Hertzan, Senior Vice President and General Manager, LX.TV.

The six-episode summer series, hosted by Maria Sansone, features matchmakers and clients from New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Here in L.A., that means Sherry and Eva Singer, Luis Santiago and Kim Lockhart, Julie Ferman and Dianne Bennett. The matchmakers “go head to head to help their singles find love.”

Rachel Kamrasch is executive producer.

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  3. yorktown says:

    Julie Ferman at Cupid’s Coach won the award for best Matchmaker at the 2010 http://www.idateawards.com iDate Awards. I see she also speaks at the http://www.internetdatingconfernece.com Internet Dating Conference.

  4. Eva & Sherry Singer were a waste of money. I was contracted for a 2 year period & was promised to be introduced to at least 12 people. In two years, I was only set up on 6 dates!!! I kept with the program & called monthly; but all they would tell me was that they were working on it. They even reached a point where they were going on Match.com in order to find me men. They were more concerned about their own personal promotion (Sherry) than listening to my preferences. What a joke. Save your money and join an internet dating site yourself. Believe me…you don’t want to deal with these people. Note: They’re very nice to you when you come in for a consultation; but after that, watch out. Don’t be a fool like me. (They (esp. Eva) was always asking for gifts. Supposedly the gifts you gave them were suppose to give you good karma. So if you want to feed the money pit or have something they want, they’ll work harder for you.) I should have known better when they were unable to show me their stats. If they were a good honorable business, they would have honored the contract or refunded at least part of my money.
    Ps. I write this as an advocate for consumers. Why go through what I have already experienced. If you decide to hire them, all the best. But if you experience anything I have just told you or feel uneasy about the situation…it is best for you to move on. Good luck.

  5. Michele Fry says:

    Nice to see what is out there available to people.

  6. Michele Fry says:

    Nice to see what is out there, available to the smart people.

  7. John H says:

    Should be an interesting and possibly entertaining programme, but luckily there are matchmaking options out there that aren’t quite so cutthroat; obviously it wouldn’t make for “riveting” television, but so far I’ve had an excellent and quite painless matchmaking experience with Richard Easton of New York. It’s hardly a race; it’s a kind of dance.
    Plus, I’d disagree with the notion of pairing as a “local” phenomenon. I know several couples that met while on vacation, or away from home on business, and other matchmaking success stories that were trans-Atlantic.

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