With Britain (and the world) on Royal Wedding watch as speculation intensifies that Prince Harry may be close to proposing I WANNA MARRY HARRY:  An average “bloke” from England tries to royally hoax 12 American women into believing he’s Britain's infamous playboy-prince, His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales, also known as Prince Harry.   Join “Harry” as he courts each of the women and takes them on dates worthy of a true royal, in an attempt to persuade one of them to fall in love with the man behind the pomp and circumstance in I WANNA MARRY HARRY premiering Tuesday, May 27 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  ©2014 Fox Broadcasting co.  Cr:  Daniel Smith/FOXto long-time girlfriend Cressida Bonas, a group of U.S. women get one last chance to win the Prince’s heart before he goes off the market. Not really. I’ve learned that Fox is moving forward with its hush-hush reality series I Wanna Marry “Harry”, in which 12 single American girls were whisked away to the palatial Englefield House in Berkshire and spent weeks trying to impress a royal-looking redhead young Brit they were led to believe was Prince Harry. Fox_Broadcasting_Company111004142957-200x101Instead, it was Prince Harry lookalike Matthew Hicks, an average English “bloke” given a royal makeover, trying to convincingly act the part so the women don’t find out who he really is. The project, from Ryan Seacrest Prods. and ZigZag Prods., was greenlighted in August under the title Dream Date, with details about the premise kept largely under wraps for obvious reasons. Now it is gearing up, eying a summer launch.

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Emma
7 months
Has the royal family weighed in on this yet? It doesn't seem the sort of thing they...
Sue
8 months
Maybe you're the idiot for thinking these women actually believe he's "the prince." It's a show, it's...
Jen
8 months
What makes you think that these women aren't gaming the system and are not counting on a...

I Wanna Marry “Harry” is in the vein of Fox’s similar “hoax” dating reality series Joe Millionaire, in which single women competed for the heart of a good-looking guy they thought was super rich. Instead, he was an average Joe. The 2003 show, a take on ABC’s The Bachelor, became a pop culture phenomenon, drawing 34.6 million viewers for its finale. It was the brainchild of former Fox head of alternative Mike Darnell who also originally brought in and ordered I Wanna Marry “Harry” before leaving the network in May. The project was then shepherded by his successor, Simon Andreae, who is British-born.