The term wingman is often thrown around in the dating world as one guy doing whatever it takes to help his buddy get the girl (even if it means taking one for the team with the less attractive chick). Fine Living Network has put a new spin on the definition by creating a new reality dating series, Wingman, airing Tuesdays at 9 pm/ET. Get an early start with a Valentine's Day Date-athon starting at 2 pm/ET this Saturday. The show follows the dating-challenged men and women of the world as they are guided by comedian and relationship columnist Michael Somerville. The funnyman previews what kind of disaster cases he takes under his wing and how he tries to up their game.
TVGuide.com: How did you land the Wingman job?
Michael Somerville: I started out in the stand-up comedy world and did a lot of relationship material. Glamour magazine took note, liked my style and thought I had some insight, so they gave me a column as and started giving out real advice under the pseudonym Jake. Then Wingman came along and was the perfect combination of the comedy and advice. It's not a mean spirited show. No one's out to embarrass anyone. It's really just a fun entertaining show.
TVGuide.com: What type of people are you trying help?
Somerville: I play the wingman role to people trying to find love in this world. We worked with both men and women, and it's not exclusive to straight singles. We get to know them, their lives, their experiences and each one has a particular challenge they need to overcome. These people are having trouble finding a love interest because ...
Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown; A Charlie Brown Valentine
8 pm/ET ABC
Some things never change, like Charlie Brown's rotten love life. In the opener of tonight's "Peanuts" Valentine's Day double bill (first telecast in 1977), no one — the little red-haired girl notably included — has sent our round-headed hero a valentine. In the second program (from 2002), Chuck has worked up the courage to call her, but don't expect a miracle. Meanwhile, Sally's luck with Linus isn't much better. And Lucy? She's as assertive about amour as she is about everything else.
Read on for previews of T.I. Road to Redemption, Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Fringe, Nip/Tuck and Wingman.