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See if ''The Dating Experiment'' is a winner or a loser

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The Dating Experiment

(The Dating Experiment: Randy Tepper)

See if ”The Dating Experiment” is a winner or a loser

VIEWERS 3.8 million

WHAT HAPPENED A troika of would-be lovers followed a diary’s dating instructions, all of which were recounted to viewers in an Orwellian voice-over.

WHY IT BOMBED No structure, no compelling characters, no lead-in (episodes from the 127th season of ”The Drew Carey Show”).

LASTING CONTRIBUTION TO THE GENRE Puh-leeze.

Originally posted September 17 2003 — 12:00 AM EDT

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