Ready for Love (TV series)
Ready for Love is an American reality matchmaking competition television series that aired for three weeks on NBC in 2013 and six subsequent weeks on NBC.com. The series was scheduled to air Tuesdays from 9:00pm to 11:00pm Eastern and Pacific time, and premiered in that slot on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. It was hosted by Giuliana Rancic and Bill Rancic. The show featured three bachelors and includes three matchmakers and a field of 36 bachelorettes.
|Ready for Love|
|Directed by||Alex Rudzinski|
|Theme music composer||Amy Stroup|
|Opening theme||"Hold Onto Hope Love"|
|Ending theme||"Hold Onto Hope Love"|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||9 (list of episodes)|
|Production companies||Renegade 83 Entertainment|
|Original network||NBC (first three episodes)|
NBC.com/On Demand & Hulu (future episodes)
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Original release||April 9 –|
April 23, 2013 (until June 4, 2013 on NBC.com)
On April 19, 2013, after two low-rated episodes, NBC pulled the Eva Longoria produced Ready for Love from its schedule. The last episode to air on NBC was the April 23 segment. The remaining six episodes were placed online on Tuesdays via the network's website, Hulu, the network's cable video on demand service, and iTunes and Amazon Video for purchase, until the June 4 finale.
Episodes of Ready for Love run for two hours, and the series debuted on April 9, 2013. It was placed on the Tuesday schedule where it aired immediately after The Voice. It had originally been planned for a Sunday night slot as the lead-in to The Apprentice before NBC reshuffled its spring 2013 schedule; the Tuesday time slot was regarded as an upgrade because The Voice is a strong lead-in, and the network hoped the show would attract the viewers who had previously watched The Bachelor on Tuesdays.
The show was a matchmaking show with the goal of finding romantic partners for three eligible bachelors. Producer Eva Longoria selected the bachelors for the show: Dallas-based financier Ben Patton, Santa Barbara-based Plain White T's member Tim Lopez and Miami-based entrepreneur Ernesto Argüello. Eligible women applied online to matchmakers Amber Kelleher-Andrews, Tracy McMillan and Matthew Hussey. Each of the three bachelors had a field of twelve bachelorettes that were chosen for him: each matchmaker selected four women per bachelor. The women applied via a specially designed Facebook app that introduced the participants via a Ready For Love Facebook page as well as a Facebook timeline. The intent was that as the season evolved, each of the three bachelors would find a romantic partner from among the twelve bachelorettes chosen for him while the audience observed the process.
|Shandi Finnessey||34||Los Angeles, CA||Winner (Ernesto's Pick)|
|Jenna Reeves||23||Austin, TX||Winner (Tim's Pick)|
|Angela Zatopek||24||Houston, TX||Winner (Ben's Pick)|
|Sara Lavagnino||30||Franklin, TN||Finale|
|Allie Wagner||26||Cincinnati, OH||Finale|
|Hailey Clark||31||Indialantic, FL||Episode 8|
|Tarynn Franco||26||San Francisco, CA||Episode 8|
|Alba Reyes||30||Houston, TX||Episode 8|
|Kristen Sikorski||25||Austin, TX||Episode 8|
|Siham Bengoua||25||Philadelphia, PA||Episode 7|
|Renae Virata||31||Houston, TX||Episode 7|
|Mandy Wagner||26||Studio City, CA||Episode 7|
|Sarah Moore||28||Charlotte, NC||Episode 6|
|Beth Richman||30||Charlotte, NC||Episode 6|
|Danielle Duff||27||Tucson, AZ||Episode 5|
|Erica Larson||25||Addison, TX||Episode 5|
|Kari Krakowski||27||Dallas, TX||Episode 5|
|Christina Rigaud||25||New Orleans, LA||Episode 4|
|Sonia Lettig||31||Miramar, FL||Episode 4|
|Lynsee Gonzales||26||Portland, OR||Episode 4|
|Katie Coyle||34||Pella, IA||Episode 3|
|Taonaya Fleury||31||Miramar, FL||Episode 3|
|Olivia Matti||26||Sterling Heights, MI||Episode 3 (Quit)|
|Katie Crosby||26||Chicago, IL||Episode 3|
|Victoria Mora||24||Chicago, IL||Episode 2|
|Rachel Briese||26||Schaumburg, IL||Episode 2|
|Lisa Marie Hall||30||Covina, CA||Episode 2|
|Kristina Zapata||26||Los Angeles, CA||Episode 2|
|Summer Burns||31||Austin, TX||Episode 2|
|Jade Dhir||24||Austin, TX||Episode 2|
|Elizabeth Capela||30||Dallas, TX||Episode 2|
|Seneca Berniard||34||Los Angeles, CA||Episode 2|
|Leah Trogan||27||Austin, TX||Episode 1|
|Lana Sears||26||Kansas City, MO||Episode 1|
|Alexis Rodriguez||23||Scottsdale, AZ||Episode 1|
|Lisa Conlon||32||Vernon, CT||Episode 1|
|Tim's Women||Ernesto's Women||Ben's Women|
|1||Jenna Reeves||In||In||In||In||In||In||Btm 2||Btm 3||Winner||1||Shandi Finnessey||In||In||In||Btm 2||In||In||In||Winner||1||Angela Zatopek||In||Saved||In||In||In||In||In||In||Winner|
|2||Sara Lavagnino||In||In||In||Btm 2||In||In||In||Btm 3||Out||3||Alba Reyes||In||In||In||In||In||In||In||Out||2||Allie Wagner||In||In||In||In||Btm 2||In||Btm 2||Btm 2||Out|
|3||Hailey Clark||In||Saved||Btm 3||In||Btm 2||In||In||Out||3||Kristen Sikorski||In||Saved||In||In||Btm 2||In||Btm 2||Out||3||Tarryn Franco||In||In||Saved||In||In||Btm 2||In||Out|
|4||Siham Bengoua||In||In||In||In||In||Btm 2||Out||4||Mandy Wagner||In||In||Saved||In||In||In||Out||4||Renae Virata||In||In||In||Btm 2||In||In||Out|
|5||Sarah Moore||In||Btm 3||In||In||In||Out||5||Erica Larson||In||Btm 3||Btm 3||In||Out||5||Beth Richman||In||In||Btm 3||In||In||Out|
|6||Danielle Duff||In||In||In||In||Out||6||Sonia Lettig||In||In||In||Out||6||Kari Krakowski||In||Btm 3||In||In||Out|
|7||Christina Rigaud||In||In||Saved||Out||7||Katie Crosby||In||In||Out||7||Lynsee Gonzales||In||In||In||Out|
|8||Taonaya Fleury||In||In||Out||8||Olivia Matti||In||In||Quit||8||Katie Coyle||In||In||Out|
|9||Leah Trogan||In||Out||9||Victoria Mora||In||Out||9||Rachel Briese||In||Out|
|10-12||Lana Sears||Out||10-12||Lisa Marie Hall||Out||10-12||Kristina Zapata||Out|
|Alexis Rodriguez||Out||Summer Burns||Out||Jade Dhir||Out|
|Lisa Conlon||Out||Elizabeth Capela||Out||Seneca Berniard||Out|
- Matchmaker Matthew Hussey's team.
- Matchmaker Amber Kelleher-Andrews' team.
- Matchmaker Tracy McMillan's team.
- The contestant won the competition.
- The contestant did well enough to not be put in the Bottom 3 or Bottom 2.
- The contestant was in the Bottom 3, but was saved.
- The contestant was chosen by the Matchmakers to be in the Bottom 3.
- The contestant was chosen by the Matchmakers to be in the Bottom 2.
- The contestant was chosen by the Men to be in the Bottom 2 or 3.
- The contestant was eliminated.
Sonia Saraiya of The A.V. Club gave the premiere episode an "F" grade, calling it "a catastrophe of a television show", "pure evil", "boring, superficial, and bland" and its treatment of the contestants "despicable".
Despite aggressive promotion and having The Voice as a lead-in, its premiere only brought in 3.67 million viewers with a 1.5 rating. In terms of viewership, only 27.6% of its lead-in stayed to watch it. In terms of the 18–49 category, it only retained 34.1% of its lead in.
|No.||Title||Original air date||U.S. viewers|
|1||"A Rockstar Search for Love"||April 9, 2013||3.67|
|2||"Meet Ben and Ernesto"||April 16, 2013||3.20|
|3||"Love Connections"||April 23, 2013||2.86|
|4||"A Vineyard, a Trivia Contest and a Food Fight, Parts 1 & 2"||April 30, 2013 (NBC.com)||N/A|
|5||"Vegas, In Love and War"||May 7, 2013 (NBC.com)||N/A|
|6||"Love In Paradise"||May 14, 2013 (NBC.com)||N/A|
|7||"Meet The Parents"||May 21, 2013 (NBC.com)||N/A|
|8||"Ernesto Finds Love"||May 28, 2013 (NBC.com)||N/A|
|9||"An Engagement and a Song"||June 4, 2013 (NBC.com)||N/A|
- Australia - The series premiered in Australia on Channel Seven on December 27, on a Saturday afternoon at 12:30pm
- South Africa - The series premiered in South Africa on SABC 3 (South African Broadcasting Corporation) on 8 April 2020, airing Wednesday evening 19:30pm
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