Updated: January 6, 2014 2:21AM
Remember the “The Dating Game,” which aired decades before the reality shows “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” caused such a fuss over a red rose?
Gary native Tamara Stubblefield created a reality dating TV show that will be heavily diverse, entertaining and family friendly. Currently living in Indianapolis, Stubblefield is the creator of the dating game show “She Loves a Man in Uniform!” or “SLAMU.”
“This is a blind date game show that brings single ladies together with handsome single men in a multitude of uniforms, from NFL jerseys to moving company T-shirts,” Stubblefield, a 1991 Roosevelt High School graduate, said. “Neither the female contestants or the audience will know the men’s professional backgrounds until after the contestant chooses her date.”
Stubblefield said the idea for the show came from her conversations with female friends about dating men in uniform.
“We were actually talking about men in the military but then I thought uniforms go beyond military. We have everyday great guys who put on a different work uniform but are turned down by women because it’s not the right uniform,” she said.
Making the show even more interesting is the host Patrick Parks, who is a former CIA profiler and former Cleveland Browns running back, and former Notre Dame football player Travis Thomas is also a part of the show.
“I have a background in writing and communications so this is a dream come true to create, write and produce my own show,” Stubblefield said.
“SLAMU” is produced by 70WesTV in Indianapolis and Stubblefield is a producer with Felicia Moodie. The show launched as a special in the Indianapolis and South Bend markets on channel 40 and 46 and the CW Network in Memphis on Nov. 2.
“I am hoping ‘SLAMU’ is picked up and would love to have it air in the Chicagoland area,” she said.
For a peak at the show and more information, visit www.70WesTV.com or follow twitter.com/70WesTv #SLAMU or @70WesTV.
Temple Israel, 601 N. Montgomery St., is hosting The Empty Bowl Project from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday to raise money for the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.
Inspired by the book “The Full Belly Bowl” by Jim Aylesworth, area artists and students are producing bowls they will donate for sale. The empty bowls will be auctioned off and filled with donated soup and chili during the supper.
For more information contact Elaine Spicer at Elaine@spicers.us or 512-2642 or Deborah Weiss at email@example.com or 938-0574.
The screening of “Even Me,” addressing HIV/AIDS in adults aged 50 and older, is 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Indiana University Northwest, Savannah Hall, 3400 Broadway. To register for the viewing, visit www.evenme-gary.eventbrite.com or call Marsheila Harris at 981-5630 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.