November 23, 2017
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Sokolsky on the Arts and Entertainment
A weekly program focusing on the arts and entertainment
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Well, Arts and Entertainment Editor Bob Sokolsky notes, they’ve given away just about everything else on those TV game and reality shows.

So why not try something different? Like offering contestants husbands and wives?

That’s what will begin happening April 30 on the CW network. It checks in that date with a show called “The Farmer Wants a Wife” and its central figure is a Missouri farmer who, that’s right, wants a wife.

So 10 pretty young women are transported to his farm to pitch hay, drive tractors and compete for his affections. Two will be eliminated each week until a Mrs. Right emerges.

Sokolsky points to the fact that things might get a bit rocky if the selection doesn’t turnout properly. On the other hand, he notes, it would be worth the aggravation if the show “produces a big enough share of that 18-49 audience.”
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