Fox’s ‘The Choice’: The Situation, ‘American Idol’s’ Taylor Hicks star

Cat Deeley hosts.

For the second time this season, “The Choice” is going to feature a member of the “Jersey Shore” cast on Thursday night’s new episode — though this time around, host Cat Deeley may be threatening to pull the “ejector seat” on him. Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is sitting down in one of the famous swivel chairs in order to find love (even though he is reportedly now dating his on again off again smush buddy Paula) — and he’s not alone.

Also on this episode of the show are a former “American Idol” champion in Taylor Hicks, an NFL legend in Warren Sapp, and a chef in Rocco DiSpirito. (If we were a woman auditioning for the show, we would definitely go with the guy who knows how to cook.) The short promo below really does not show much in the way of anything when it comes to the episode, but we anticipate it being a good time considering that we have the leader of the Soul Patrol and the head of the GTL movement both in one place.

Is anyone going to actually find love through this? We know that Pauly D at least gave his date on the show his phone number earlier this season, but so far that’s the closest that any of these celebrities have come to a long-term relationship (and this doesn’t really mean much of anything). While it seems unlikely that a deep relationship could bloom from such an unusual place, stranger things have happened over the years. Really, it’s not like the show can have an overall success rate much lower than “The Bachelor” when it comes to producing successful marriages in the long-term.

Are you excited for this episode? Check back later in the evening, as we will have a full review of the guys, their female suitors, and all of the craziness in between.

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