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elimiDATE is a television dating reality show. In it, one contestant chooses between four contestants of the opposite sex by eliminating them one by one in three total rounds. There is no appearing host of the show, but a male voice makes introductions. The term date can refer to: A day according to a calendar; see calendar date. ... Reality television is a genre of television programming in which the fortunes of real life people (as opposed to fictional characters played by actors) are followed. ...

The contestant (sometime a female but most often a male) meets their four dates one by one, and then gives their first impression in a confessional-style cutscene. The other four contestants do the same to each other.

The group of five is cut by one each round and in each round the group usually goes to a different place. The show starts out in late afternoon at a public place (e.g. a city park or restaurant). Then, when there are only two suitors left, it often sets in a hot tub or VIP area of a club where different sexual actions usually occur. Sexual activity in humans is an instinctive form of physical intimacy. ...

Typically, the contestants are very competitive and direct insulting comments towards the other competitors many times during an episode. There are rare cases where there is fighting, but "catty" bickering is the major draw of the show. The extremity of some of the cattiness sometimes points to fed lines or suggestions from the producers, and contestants respond "real-time" through cutscenes to their opponents' remarks. Most cuts are preceded by some variation of the phrase I liked everybody but unfortunately the name of the game is 'elimiDATE', so I have to make a cut. So I decided to cut .... Contestants who are cut have the opportunity to comment their eviction. Many, who are often clearly intoxicated with alcohol, comment He/she wasn't my type, anyway. Although the four contestants usually compete intensely for the main contestant, there has been at least one instance of two females leaving with each other because they were so disgusted with the male contestant.

The syndicated program premiered in September 2001. It's produced by Dawn Syndicated Productions in association with Telepictures Productions, and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.. 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Warner Bros. ...

In 2002 a short lived British version aired on ITV1, presented by former Atomic Kitten singer Kerry Katona. For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... ITV1 is a terrestrial, free-to-air television channel broadcast in the United Kingdom by the ITV network. ... Atomic Kitten was an English girl band from Liverpool composed of Liz McClarnon (Lil), Natasha Hamilton (Tash), and Jenny Frost, who replaced original member Kerry Katona in January 2001. ... Kerry Katona in the Cradle video Kerry Jayne Elizabeth Katona (previously Kerry McFadden) (born 6th September 1980 in Warrington, UK) is a British television presenter and former pop singer with girl band Atomic Kitten, now living in Winwick, Warrington. ...

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Like "Wild Kingdom," with hot tubs - Salon.com (779 words)
Punched his fist while he said it, too, for emphasis, because that's the kind of guy he is. That's also the kind of guy "ElimiDATE," which airs in syndication, likes: buff, suffused with a confidence bordering on arrogance, not necessarily bright and on the hunt for a mate.
Yet the pleasure of "ElimiDATE" -- and admittedly it's a guilty one -- is that it gleefully throws True Love and the One off the table.
That's hardly fair to Viji as a whole person, but the "whole person" doesn't mean much on "ElimiDATE." A typical episode starts with drinks, goes out dancing, then winds up making out in the hot tub.
ElimiDate - Television Review (593 words)
ELIMIDATE blends reality show, game show, and dating show together in an effort to create a survival-of-the-fittest scenario to win a date with the highly coveted suitor.
This suitor encourages the four contestants to outwit and out-flirt one another, and outrageous and sexy behavior is usually rewarded.
Admittedly, ElimiDate has the potential to be one of those shows that is so bad that you can't help but watch.
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