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Age Of Love Cast Announced

June 05, 2007 12:18 PM by Joe Blackmon

In NBC’s upcoming reality dating series "Age of Love," premiering June
18 (9-10 p.m.) and hosted by popular actor Mark Consuelos ("All My
Children"), seven beautiful, sophisticated women in their 40′s,
playfully nicknamed the "Cougars," will vie for the affections of
30-year-old Australian tennis superstar Mark Philippoussis, with six
fun, enthusiastic women in their 20′s, coined the "Kittens."

"This summer we are bringing romance back to NBC by trying to answer the simple question, when it comes to love, does age matter?" said JD Roth, the series’ executive producer. "The answer is…love is ageless…you can’t ignore pure chemistry. And as a viewer, it doesn’t matter what age you are, there are women to root for and against, and that makes for great story telling."

The 13 hopeful women, ranging from 21 to 48 years old, are as follows:

COUGARS

Angela
Age: 40
Occupation: Property Manager
Hometown: Lakeside, MI
Ever Married: Twice
Kids: Son, age 21

Jayanna
Age: 38
Occupation: Mortgage Loan Officer
Hometown: Newport, CA
Ever Married: Once

Jennifer
Age: 48
Occupation: Executive Assistant for the Owner of the Los Angeles Lakers
Hometown: Carson, CA
Ever Married: Twice

Jodie
Age: 46
Occupation: VP of Commercial Real Estate Company
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Ever Married: Once
Kids: Son, age 8

Kelli
Age: 40
Occupation: Legal Secretary
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Lynn
Age: 40
Occupation: Makeup Artist
Hometown: Nashville, TN

Maria
Age: 42
Occupation: Photographer
Hometown: Playa Del Rey, CA
Ever Married: Once

KITTENS

Adelaide
Age: 26
Occupation: Editor, Esquire
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA

Amanda
Age: 25
Occupation: Assistant to Financial Planner
Hometown: Nashville, TN

Lauren
Age: 27
Occupation: Lighting Consultant
Hometown: Greenwich, CT

Mary
Age: 24
Occupation: Hemodialysis Technician
Hometown: Albequerque, NM

Megan
Age: 21
Occupation: Student, Loyola University
Hometown: Chicago, IL

Tessa
Age: 23
Occupation: Executive Assistant
Hometown: Peoria, A

"Age of Love" features a timely, unique twist on the reality dating show format. More than just a dating competition, it’s a social experiment based on the question: When it comes to falling in love, does age really matter?

30-year-old Australian tennis superstar Mark Philippoussis will attempt to find true love among women ranging in age from 21-48 in this unique series based on the current phenomenon of younger men dating older women. Philippoussis will date 13 women from two very different groups — the "Kittens," six fun, enthusiastic women in their 20′s, and the "Cougars," seven beautiful, sophisticated women in their 40′s.

But only one woman can win Mark’s heart. Is she an attractive, experienced woman who knows what she wants and has already carved out a niche of her own? Or, is she a sexy younger woman who lacks the experience of her older counterpart, but has an enthusiasm for life that only comes with the inexperience of youth? In the end, both Mark and the viewers will discover if love is truly ageless.

The suspense builds in early episodes as Mark — unaware of the concept — is first introduced to the "Cougars." As he meets them one by one, their ages increase much to his surprise. The series takes a dramatic turn when Mark learns there’s a second group of much younger women — the "Kittens" — who will also be attempting to vie for his affections. Unaware of each other, the two groups of women meet for the first time taking the competition for Mark’s affections to a whole new level. From there, each week the field of women will be narrowed down with the remaining vying for his attention — but only one can win Mark’s heart.

"Age of Love" is produced by 3 Ball Productions. JD Roth ("The Biggest Loser," "Beauty and the Geek"), Todd A. Nelson ("The Biggest Loser," "Beauty and the Geek"), Adam Greener ("Unan1mous") and Craig Armstrong ("Survivor," "Super Nanny") are executive producers.

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  1. JH Says:
    June 6th, 2007 at 2:19 pm

    Talk about trying to keep women back in the dark ages!!! This is the doozie of them all.
    Hmmmmm, let’s see:
    We have a group of older women who are ‘NOT’ affectionately call ‘Cougars’, contrary to your description. Cougars stalk and eat their prey. Oh, what a lovely description to try to make a household name for women of age. You Producers should be ashamed of yourselves, but first slap yourself silly and wake yourself up from the dark ages (I bet your all scared, insecure, misogynistic men). We all know this phrase came from two popular ads/film from younger supposedly snotty females (they were just doing their jobs as actors), to cement this view, as it came from women, not men. Dialogue no doubt written by a man, and free game for anyone to use who thought they were being ‘cool’. It’s NOT. It’s archaic, uncool, and betrays the users mentality as insecure and unevolved.

    Then you have the ‘kitten’s, First perceptions of kittens, are of cuddly, innocent and cute. The exact opposite of a deadly cougar.

    And you call your show as having a ‘timely, unique twist’. How so? Older women have been blasted in the industry as being discards and users to every negative stereotype available, what makes cougar and the situations you plan on putting these older women in any different? You just want to cement the name ‘Cougar’ as yet another negative label to put upon older women.

    And to add insult to injury, you want to do this in the most publicized forum; on national television. And let’s not forget, you’re not empowering the women to CHOOSE the man, unsurprisingly and predictably, you want these women pitted against each other to vie YET AGAIN for the attention of ONE man. How pathetically transparent that is. I bet most of you Producers are men. And JD, and I use the word loosely; the creator, of this insulting show..,I can only bet you’re a man too. If you’re not, shame on you!

    In these reality dating shows you always make the women the needy ones. WHY? Yes, once in a great moon you’ll have a ‘Bachelorette’ show. Not enough.

    You truly want to make a sophisticated, ‘timely’, cool show? Don’t pit women OF ANY AGE, against each other, there’s too much of that in the real world, and use an older woman, don’t stereotype her at all (re: cougar) one week, and a younger woman the next, and have a group of men vie for ‘their’ affections. Or, have a group of older and a group of younger women with the same amount of men pair off each week. Being eliminated through challenges both physical and mental each week adding that they can switch their partner as often as they’d like. This will create a great amount of drama as insecurities, jealousy, wit, humor, intelligence, attractiveness, etc. will reveal itself. Not the same old chose or be chosen show.

    But whatever you do, quit with the same old, tired message that the men are the desired ones who get to go through life choosing and not having to be subjected to being chosen. You guys already are sitting pretty in the real world. Men, for the most part, are historically chosen over women in careers, get better positions, move up faster, and are paid more for equal jobs as it is. And you have the green light to write denigrating shows such as this. Get some fearless women on your team who are not afraid to speak up, then maybe we might see some change. Look in your industry, you know this to be true. It’s high time you truly do try to represent for women, not couch the same ‘dark aged’ tired, recycled show only presented with a new pink bow on it, hoping we women not only swallow the same, old, tired message but keep us all, women and men, believing this same oppressed view.

    And by the way, contrary to your description re: kittens as sexy and more enthusiastic; I know of more ‘older’ women who being very sensual and sexy have more enthusiasm and energy in their little pinkies than a lot of younger girls (20’s), do in their whole bodies. It comes from being comfortable and confident in themselves. These young gals will get there too someday, but the ageist stereotyping campaign will obviously be attached.

    Here are some of the sterotypes women are perceived as: Cougars, Kittens, Bimbos, Dumb Blonde, Tomboy, Vamp, Femme Fatale, Bitch, Ballbreaker, Slut, Whore, Soccer Mom, Barbie, Wicked Stepmother, Spinster, Old Maid, Hag, Crone, Prude, Fag Hag, Nympho, Ice Queen, Dyke, Feminazi, Florence Nightingale, Lolita’s, Valley Girl, Debutante, Gold Digger, Trophy Wife, Stage Mom, Diva, Prima Donna, Jewish American Princess, Dragon Lady, Hot Tamale.

    Now how about you men? What stereotypes do you have for men other than gigolo or Sugar daddy?

    Your show is just adding to the huge age-old problem; stereotyping and denigrating women, it does nothing to move our society forward in evolvement, accepting all ages in gender and all individuals for who they are and who they want to be in this life.

  2. www.lake-shore.co.uk Says:
    October 10th, 2007 at 2:30 pm

    Then you have the ‘kitten’s, First perceptions of kittens, are of cuddly, innocent and cute. The exact opposite of a deadly cougar.

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