Are you tired of waiting nine whole weeks to see if two almost-strangers will get engaged on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette? Well, ABC has a new dating show that is tailor-made for our nation’s infinitesimal attention span. Each week on The Proposal (premiering June 18 at 10 p.m. ET), a group of singles will compete for a mystery man or woman, who will then have the option of proposing marriage at the end of the episode.
Why would anyone want to get engaged to a total stranger? There is no logical answer to that question, so don’t even bother asking! Instead, get an exclusive look at the first two minutes of ABC’s The Proposal, in which host (and former Bachelor) Jesse Palmer introduces the “mystery gentleman” who will offer the titular proposal by the end of the hour.
And just in case you were worried that the secret suitor would have to cough up cash for a ring, fear not: The Proposal is produced by Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss, so of course the official Bachelor Nation diamond dealer Neil Lane is waiting backstage with a box o’ rocks, ready to go!
As for the potential groom, he’s a police officer from Bakersfield, California — though ABC’s attempts to mask his identity in the intro package makes him look more like a drone host from Westworld.
Shudder. Check out the video above and then let me know your thoughts. Does this footage from The Proposal get your first impression rose?