Parental control dating show
Ratings Aside from the Spring Break 2005 premiere (which only had one episode), the show premiered in February 2006 as a spring 2006 replacement show without much hype or commercials.
The show, much like other MTV dating shows ("Next" and " and fill-ins.
Afterwards, their child goes on a date with the two selections that each parent choose.
They have to decide whether to keep their current relationship, or one of the new prospects.
MTV has apparently posted a casting notice for a new season the show.
According to the notice, the program will give "disapproving parents the power to pick candidates to date their son or daughter and replace their current unsuitable love interest." robs them of their own agency and shows them how little their parents trust them.
The father of the daughter will eliminate one of the contestants until there is one left.
In the latest version, parents are unhappy with their child's current boyfriend, girlfriend or significant other.
Usually, the current boyfriend/girlfriend is selected. In some occasions, the child chooses to stay single, and eliminates the current significant other and the dates that his or her parents orchestrated.
The parents interview and select prospective partners who vie for the affections of their child.
Afterwards, their child goes on a date with the two selections that each parent chose.
Allegations of scripting Because of various actions that tend to happen over and over from episode to episode, "Parental Control" has been constantly accused of being scripted by its viewers.
Some of these acts include:* Various insults from the parents and their child's partner, which would normally not be taken so lightly.
During each date, the parents and the current partner watch and comment, often antagonistically, as the date unfolds on television.