- A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
"For the second season, see:
A Shot at Love II with Tila Tequila"Infobox Television
show_name = A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
format = Competitive reality show
Dating game show
runtime = 60 minutes (including commercials)
director = Scott Jeffress
developer = Sally Ann Salsano
executive_producer = Sally Ann Salsano
creator = Riley McCormick
country = USA
October 9, 2007
December 23, 2007
num_seasons = 2
num_episodes = 10 (12 counting specials)
website = http://www.mtv.com/ontv/dyn/tila_tequila/series.jhtml
imdb_id = 1105170
tv_com_id = 74727/
"A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila" is an American
reality television dating game showsimilar to the TV show "The Bachelor".Movieweb.com [http://www.movieweb.com/tv/news/57/22557.php "MTV Orders 10 Episodes of A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila"] MovieWeb article on Tila Tequila's MTV Show. Retrieved October 10 2007.] It premiered on October 9 2007on MTVstarring Tila Tequila.MTV.com [http://www.mtv.com/ontv/dyn/tila_tequila/series.jhtml "A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila"] A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila's official website including show description. Retrieved October 5, 2007.] The series is a bisexual-themed reality dating show where 16 straight males and 16 lesbianfemale contestants live in Tila's house and compete for her attention and affection. The contestants were not aware of Tila's bisexuality until the end of the first episode, after ten contestants had been eliminated. The remaining contestants, both male and female, then shared the same bedroom for the rest of the series.cite web|url=http://www.mtv.com/ontv/dyn/tila_tequila_1/episode/episode.jhtml?episodeId=125856#bio|publisher=MTV|title="A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila: Under The Covers Episode Summary|accessdate=2008-05-20] The ten episode series is produced by 495 Productions and MTV.Jon, Lafayette [http://www.tvweek.com/news/2007/09/mtv_greenlights_tila_tequila_d.php "MTV Greenlights Tila Tequila Dating Show, Debuts Oct. 9"] TVWeek article on Tila Tequila's MTV Show. Retrieved September 6, 2007.] A Shot at Love II premiered on April 22, 2008. [http://blog.vh1.com/2008-01-02/tila-tequila-takes-another-shot-at-love/ Tila Tequila Takes Another Shot at Love | Blog Archive | Vh1 Blog ] ] [http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117978257.html?categoryid=14&cs=1 MTV gives Tila Tequila another shot - Entertainment News, TV News, Media - Variety ] ] [http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/prnewswire/NYW06202012008-1.htm]
The show debuted at No. 1 in its time period across all of cable in the network's target
demographicof persons 18-34, averaging a 2.0 rating, and became MTV's second highest-rated series premiere for the year so far, behind " Life of Ryan" ( August 27 2007) and tied with "" ( August 15 2007). [ [http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/television/news/e3id8ea7dfed326f4631e89116a328f4d6d Hollywood Reporter] ]
The finale ended with 6.2 million viewers, making it MTV's most watched series telecast. [ [http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/television/news/e3i791a7e20e195349cde44be1f94c72467 Hollywood Reporter] ]
Criticism and controversy
The show was at the heart of a heated online debate between Tila Tequila and conservative Christians after an article appeared on "
The Christian Post" on September 13 2007. [http://www.christianpost.com/article/20070913/29285.htm "MTV to Air Bisexual Dating Reality Series" By Nathan Black; Christian Post Reporter; September 13, 2007] After seeing the article, Tequila wrote an impassioned response in her blog on September 28 2007, criticizing churches for "bashing" the gay community while thanking God for saving her life. [http://www.christianpost.com/article/20071002/29546.htm "MySpace 'Queen' Tila Tequila: I Made Amends with God" By Nathan Black; Christian Post Reporter; October 2 2007] Other oppositions to the show have come from the Culture and Media Institute, [Knight, Robert. [http://www.cultureandmediainstitute.org/articles/2007/20071011112047.aspx Tila Tequila: the Latest in MTV Sexploitation ] . Culture and Media Institute: October 11, 2007.] [Knight, Robert. [http://www.cultureandmediainstitute.org/articles/2007/20071022170421.aspx An Army of Three? Army Recruiting Goes Astray] . Culture and Media Institute: October 22, 2007.] Media Research Center[cite web | last = Bozell | first = L. Brent III | authorlink = L. Brent Bozell III | title = Tila Tequila, MTV's Latest Poison | publisher = Media Research Center| date= 2007-11-30 | url= http://www.mediaresearch.org/BozellColumns/entertainmentcolumn/2007/col20071130.asp| accessdate = 2007-12-01 ] and Parents Television Council, which has named two episodes of the show the "Worst Cable Content of the Week". [ [http://childoftv.blogspot.com/2007/12/who-does-ptc-hate-this-week-december-6.html I Am A Child Of Television: Who Does The PTC Hate THIS Week? – December 6, 2007 ] ] [ [http://www.parentstv.org/PTC/cable/archives.asp Worst Cable Content of the Week ] ]
Several news outlets released an article accusing Tequila of having a steady boyfriend, claiming that the show is a sham, [ [http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,314116,00.html FOXNews.com - Report: 'Bisexual' MTV Star Tila Tequila Is Straight - Celebrity Gossip | Entertainment News | Arts And Entertainment ] ] and that she is not bisexual. They cite "
New York Post's" Page Six article. [ [http://www.efluxmedia.com/news_Tila_Tequila_Possibly_Outed_As_Straight_11213.html Tila Tequila Possibly Outed As... Straight ] ] [ [http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,314116,00.html Fox News] ] [ [http://www.actressarchives.com/news.php?id=8816 Tila Tequila News | Tila Tequila Outted As a Fake Bisexual ] ] However, Tequila denied these rumors on her official website, stating:
December 30 2007, the winning contestant of the season, Bobby Banhart, posted a message on MySpaceclaiming:
Bobby's full message:
Tila offered her own reasoning for why they broke up:
pin-offs, supplements, season 2 and 3
*"" is a supplementary show that shows clips and interviews guests as a recap to the show. It premiered on
November 13, 2007on MTVstarring Ryan Stout. The show's debut averaged a 2.85 rating.
A Shot at Love II with Tila Tequila" - The second season premiered on April 22 2008at 10pm, and follows the same bisexual-bachelorette formula. The premiere date was announced on Tila Tequila's Spring Break Fantasy Couple. It is set in a Hollywood Hillsmansion (the same one as the second season of Rock of Love). It was planned to be aired after "That's Amore!" [http://www.shotatlovecasting.com/ Shot At Love Casting! ] ] Tequila announced at her Masquerade party, Tila Tequila's New Year's Eve Masquerade, that MTV greenlit her for a second season. During the Masquerade, she revealed that she and Bobby parted ways, which prompted suspicion that she would be the bachelorette during season two of "A Shot at Love." News articles confirmed this.
*"A Shot at Love 3" - The third season was announced, and Tequila stated that she would not be the bachelorette. The third season is currently casting.
*"That's Amore!" - Due to his immense popularity, Domenico Nesci had the third spin-off. Also featured was former contestant Ashley, as Domenico's
consigliereon the show, which Domenico officially announced on the reunion. It premiered on MTVon March 2, 2008at 10/9c. [ [http://community.tvguide.com/blog-entry/TVGuide-News-Blog/Todays-News/Mtv-Finds-Amore/800029636 TVGuide] ] Casting for both shows was handled by Doron Ofir Casting[ [http://tv.hollyscoop.com/a-shot-at-love-with-tila-tequila/mtv-gives-domeico-nessi-his-own-show_128.aspx Hollyscoop] ]
*Ep. 1 "Surprise! I Like Boys and Girls" ("May The Best Sex Win"-title on DVD and iTunes) (originally aired
October 9 2007)
*Ep. 2 "Can't We All Just Get Along?" ("Fight For Love"-title on DVD and iTunes) (originally aired
October 16 2007)
*Ep. 3 "Under the Covers" (originally aired
October 23 2007)
*Ep. 4 "A Broken Heart" (originally aired
October 30 2007)
*Ep. 5 "I Always Get What I Want" (originally aired
November 6 2007)
*Ep. 6 "The Cat Fight" (originally aired
November 13 2007)
*Ep. 7 "A Second Chance?" (originally aired
November 20 2007)
*Ep. 8 "Welcome To The Family" (originally aired
November 27 2007)
*Ep. 9 "Three's A Crowd" (originally aired
December 4 2007)
*Special: "One Shot Too Many" (originally aired
December 11 2007) :In the week after Episode 9 aired and the week before Episode 10 aired, there was a special episode titled "One Shot Too Many". Instead of being a regular episode, it was flashbacks and never before seen footage of events of the previous weeks of the show.
*Ep. 10 "I Choose..."("This Is Real"-title on DVD and iTunes) (originally aired
December 18, 2007)
*Special: "The Final Round" (originally aired
December 23, 2007) [ [http://www.mtv.com/ontv/dyn/tila_tequila/series.jhtml MTV.com: Tila Tequila series] ]
The following table lists the roster of contestants for each episode, ordered based on Tila's call-out order.MTV.com [http://www.mtv.com/ontv/dyn/tila_tequila/cast.jhtml "A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila Cast"] A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila's official list of contestants. Retrieved
October 5, 2007.] MTV.com [http://www.mtv.com/ontv/dyn/tila_tequila/episode/episode.jhtml?episodeId=122556 "A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila Episode May The Best Sex Win"] "May The Best Sex Win" episode official summary. Retrieved October 10, 2007.]
*Contestants surviving elimination in the first two episodes are arranged alphabetically, while eliminated contestants are arranged based on the order Tila announced that their shot at love had ended.
:colorbox|tomato The contestant was eliminated.:colorbox|#FFF380 The contestant won a date with Tila.:colorbox|tan The contestant won a date with Tila, but was eliminated.:colorbox|#C54B8C The contestant left of his/her own accord.:colorbox|lightgreen The contestant won the competition.
The following table explains Tila's reasons for asking each contestant to leave.
* Some reasons were not stated in the episode in which they aired.
January 22 2008, it was announced that the show would be released on DVD. A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila - The Complete Uncensored First Season was released on April 15 2008. [ [http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Shot-Love-Tila-Tequila-Season-1/9034 A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila DVD news: Box Art & Extras for A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila - The Complete Uncensored 1st Season | TVShowsOnDVD.com ] ] The DVD contains the ten episodes, the reunion listed as episode 11, but does not contain the special episode "One Shot Too Many". Special features include extended scenes (Girls Cat Walk, Guys in Heels, Foam Party, Car Wash, Ashley vs. Marcus Poolside, Brandi & Rebecca Make Out, Brandi vs. Vanessa, Brandi vs. Vanessa Elimination) and deleted scenes (Spin The Bottle, Waxing, Strip Club, Brandi & Vanessa Shower, Ashley vs. Bobby, Ashley vs. Marcus).
* [http://www.mtv.com/ontv/dyn/tila_tequila/series.jhtml A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila's official site]
* [http://youtube.com/watch?v=uMqT_0sxfvU Show's Video Trailer]
* [http://www.tilashotspot.com/ Tila's official website]
* [http://www.patrolmag.com/index.php?id=193 Analysis of the complete season of 'A Shot at Love']
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