VH1 tests Gaydar with new pilot
VH1 has ordered a pilot for Gaydar, a reality project in which celebrity guests try and guess whether contestants are gay or straight. Filming on the half-hour pilot is under way in Los Angeles with Brian Dunkleman (American Idol) serving as host. The pilot features a three-person panel comprising celebrity guests and a permanent cast member encountering three contestants who keep their sexual orientation a secret. The panelists try to determine whether contestants are straight by engaging in a series of games intended to yield clues. The prize for each correct guess is a donation to a selected charity. Comedian Scott Kennedy has been tapped as one of the panelists. Should Gaydar get picked up, it could also prove a programing asset for Outlet, the gay-themed cable channel in development at VH1 parent company Viacom.