The show is very similar in format to The Bachelorette, except that instead of using roses to determine who stays and who goes, the Cougar uses the "Kiss Off".
During the Kiss Off, each contestant gives the Cougar a kiss and if she kisses on the lips, the contestant stays, but if she gives her cheek, the contestant is out.
Fox will host the upcoming TV Land original series "The Cougar," a one-hour elimination dating series set to premiere in April on TV Land PRIME.
Executive produced by Mike Fleiss ("The Bachelor") and Warner Horizon Television, "The Cougar" is an eight-episode series in which an accomplished, beautiful and sexy woman hunts for love from a pool of eligible younger men.
Not perfect but highly watchable, it’s the kind of signature program that should appeal to its target audience, and perhaps even help chart the Viacom-owned network’s course from “Hot in Cleveland” to whatever comes next.
At the show’s core is a classic romantic comedy setup, which Star (who wrote and directed the back-to-back episodes of the premiere) proceeds to mine and expand upon over the serialized season: Sutton Foster plays Liza, a 40-year-old divorced mom whose 18-year-old daughter is studying abroad.
If TV Land is experiencing the network version of a midlife crisis, “Younger” marks a promising and more ambitious new direction.
On top of that, Liza quickly meets Josh (Nico Tortorella), a handsome tattoo artist who immediately assumes Liza is his age, and after seeing him with his shirt off, she’s reluctant to tell him otherwise.
The Phoenix social worker is looking to date someone more sophisticated, so he'll be one of more than 65 people expected to attend the Valley's first matchmaking event for younger men and older women today at Millennium Resort at Mc Cormick Ranch in Scottsdale.
Called Men Enjoying Older Women, or MEOW, the event is named after a tongue-in-cheek reference to "cougars," slang for women typically older than 40 who prefer to date men at least a smidge younger, who are called cubs.
"Red flags stand out like crazy for me, and that typically happens with the younger women," he said.
Last spring, TV Land's dating show "The Cougar" starred Scottsdale's Stacey Anderson; and last year, a Valley couple produced an independent cougar-lifestyle movie, "My American Boy." Next month, the first national cougar convention, to crown Miss Cougar America, will take place in Palo Alto, Calif.