Labor of Love (TV series)
|Labor of Love|
|Genre||Dating game show|
|Presented by||Kristin Davis|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||8|
|Original release||May 21 –|
July 16, 2020
Labor of Love is an American dating game show that aired on Fox from May 21 to July 16, 2020. The show was hosted by Sex and the City actress Kristin Davis and starred former The Bachelor season 11 contestant Kristy Katzmann. Over eight episodes, 15 men participated in challenges and dates that tested their parenting and personal skills. Those whom Katzmann found satisfactory advanced to the following episode, and at the end of the series, she decided – with the help of Davis – whether to choose one of the men to start a family with or not. The show began production in mid-2017.
The show has sparked some backlash online and has been described by some critics as "bizarre" and "dangerous in gamifying and making a competition out of the creation of life."
After filming ended, Katzmann dated the winner, Kyle Klinger, for a few months, but the couple broke up and Katzmann chose to pursue in vitro fertilization on her own.
On September 8, 2021, it was revealed that the series was officially cancelled.
The cast consists of 15 eligible men.
|Kyle Klinger||38||Austin, TX||Director of Sales and Marketing||WINNER|
|Stewart Gill||40||Los Angeles, CA||Wealth Management CEO||OUT|
|Marcus Lehman||39||Cincinnati, OH||Anesthesiologist||OUT|
|Trent Broach||36||Denver, CO||Tennis Instructor||OUT|
|Gary Malec||38||San Francisco, CA||Baseball Bat Manufacturer||OUT|
|Keith Reams||38||Los Angeles, CA||Gym Owner||OUT|
|Alan Santini||39||South Africa||Writer||OUT|
|Matt Kaye||44||West Hempstead, NY||Former Professional Wrestler||OUT|
|Jason Christopher Smith||38||Huntersville, NC||Flooring Business Owner||OUT|
|Angelo Castricone||39||Miami, FL||Firefighter||OUT|
|Walker Posey||41||North Augusta, SC||Funeral Director||OUT|
|Mario Calderon||40||New York, NY||Optician||OUT|
|Budge Collinson||44||Edgewater, MD||Creative Director||OUT|
|Phillip Michael Jacques||38||Los Angeles, CA||Medical Technician||OUT|
|Tali Raphaely||46||Miami, FL||Attorney||OUT|
|1||"15 First Dates"||May 21, 2020||0.2/1||0.89||0.0||0.23||0.3||1.12|||
|2||"Crazy, Stupid, Bear"||May 28, 2020||0.3/2||1.10||0.0||0.21||0.3||1.31|||
|3||"10 Things Kristy Likes About You"||June 4, 2020||0.2/1||0.90||0.0||0.22||0.3||1.12|||
|4||"Some Like It Extra Hot"||June 11, 2020||0.2/1||0.91||0.1||0.22||0.3||1.14|||
|5||"40 Year Old... Fathers"||June 18, 2020||0.3/1||1.04||0.1||0.21||0.3||1.25|||
|6||"You've Got Babies"||June 25, 2020||0.2/1||0.88||0.1||0.22||0.3||1.10|||
|7||"There's Something about Kristy"||July 9, 2020||0.2/1||0.91||0.1||0.25||0.3||1.16|||
|8||"Sleepless in Chicago"||July 16, 2020||0.2/1||0.95||0.1||0.24||0.3||1.19|||
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