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Host
James Kerley
Broadcast
Taken Out
Network Ten: 1 September 2008 - 26 February 2009
Packager
FremantleMedia Australia

Primarily a studio-based show, Taken Out invovles a single person who is introduced to 30 single people of the opposite sex, which were revealed to them in the "Taken Out" arena.

PremiseEdit

The show is split into two sections, he initial selection in the studio; and the two stage date. During the course of the game; the host presents information and videos about the single person and based upon this information, the  30 people periodically decide independently. If they should "Leave Their Light On" and stay in the game with the chance to date the single person or to "Turn Their Light Out" and exclude themselves from the chance to date that person.

TriviaEdit

Despite being a flop here, the format has been sold to over twenty five countries worldwide, in most countries they are mostly called under the title "Take Me Out", except for Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, Estonia, France, Hungary, Norway, South Korea, Spain, Sweden and Ukraine.

The first international country of the show was in Denmark beginning as Dagens Mand (Today's Man) for TV2 hosted by Pelle Hvenegaard in 2008. Since 2016, it currently airs on TV3 hosted by Mattias Hundeboll.

The first country to use the title of Take Me Out was in The Netherlands on RTL 5 hosted by Eddy Zoey & Jan Kooijman in 2009.

MusicEdit

Open - "I Never Liked You" by Rogue Traders

See AlsoEdit

Take Me Out - The remake of Taken Out hosted by Joel Creasey airing on Seven Network since 2018.

LinkEdit

Official Website (via Internet Archive)