Chicago Episode of NBC Dating Series ‘The Match Off’ to Air With Rachel Canis, Adam Fendelman

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CHICAGO – Is being single like an STD? Years of dating frustration have led Chicago single Megan Bentley to call herself “a walking STD: single, traumatized and desperate”. “The Match Off,” which is a new nationwide reality TV series on NBC, will air this Saturday, July 10, 2010 at midnight right after Saturday Night Live.

In the Chicago-filmed episode, matchmakers battle it out to find Megan’s dating cure. Megan is a 30-year-old Chicago dental sales representative. The episode features matchmakers Rachel Canis and Adam Fendelman (both of Best Foot Forward) against PJ Osgood of It’s Just Lunch. In addition to being a director at Best Foot Forward, Adam Fendelman is also the founder and publisher of A one-minute teaser for this episode can be watched now below!

“The Match Off” airs on NBC in six consecutive weekly episodes on Saturdays after Saturday Night Live. The official Web site for the series can be found here. Here is the plot synopsis:

Can two dating experts find the perfect mate for America’s most eligible singles? Reality competition “The Match Off” answers the question. Each week, two matchmakers go head to head to find Mr. or Ms. Right for one picky client.

The professionals dish out relationship advice and sound off on the dates, but only one will be awarded the coveted Scepter of Love. Tune in to see who will be crowned the king or queen of hearts.

Matchmaker Rachel Canis of Best Foot Forward for The Match Off
Matchmaker Rachel Canis of Best Foot Forward for “The Match Off”.
Image credit: NBC

LX.TV, which is a division of NBC Local Media, launched “The Match Off” on June 26, 2010 on 10 NBC-owned stations. Two episodes were shot in Chicago, two in Los Angeles and two in New York. The July 10, 2010 episode features local Chicago singles and matchmakers. Many of Chicago’s hot spots will be featured including Millennium Park, the Dana Hotel, Salute Wine Bar, Belmont Harbor, Actor’s Gymnasium, The Shrine, Sax Chicago and more.

Sam Ferarro (a 25-year-old, self-proclaimed “ladies man”) continues “The Match Off” on Saturday, July 31, 2010 by challenging Chicago matchmakers Emily Fry of In Good Company and Jen Moeller of Eight at Eight to find him a match. The episodes will air on NBC in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Miami, Dallas, San Diego, San Francisco, Hartford and Washington, D.C. If you’re not in one of these cities, the episode will archive to as of July 12, 2010.

Update on July 9, 2010 at 12:10 p.m.: Here’s a 30-second video promo for the episode. editor-in-chief and publisher Adam Fendelman


© 2010 Adam Fendelman, LLC

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Firstly, because people, for

Firstly, because people, for which dating sites for serious relationships have become almost a second home, almost lost touch with reality and feel this virtual swamp of so loose and relaxed, what will happen if the reason for dating in real life, they are still ten times think it worthwhile to change their entrenched way of the hero’s single with a wounded heart and soul of the hopeless romantics. Have you ever had to face the daunting contrast perception of the person with whom you can communicate on the site for months and then suddenly you are still met in normal circumstances? For sure, but for someone more than once.

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