Half-hour dating show to make fall debut

CBS Television Distribution strip “Excused” has been sold to 50% of the country.

Readying for a fall rollout, half-hour dating show centers on a group of men competing for the affection of two women, or vice versa. Once the two women have eliminated the group of men down to one, the final man standing will have the opportunity to select the woman he wants to date.

Show is hosted by Iliza Shlesinger and produced by Renegade 83 Entertainment. David Garfinkle and Jay Renfroe are exec producers.

“Excused,” which has signed on with a handful of television groups, will air on Fox’s WWOR-TV, in New York CBS’ KCAL-TV in Los Angeles and Weigel Broadcasting’s WCIU-TV in Chicago.

Sold for cash plus barter, show will air in the late fringe and access time periods.

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