Gary Susman
January 28, 2004 AT 05:00 AM EST

Fox’s newest reality dating show will be a miniseries, with the network emphasizing the ”mini.” ”The Littlest Groom,” which airs Feb. 16 and 23, is an ”Average Joe”-type show, featuring a 23-year-old bachelor named Glen who works in tech support for a cellular company and is 4-feet-5-inches tall. The first installment will match him with a pool of 12 similarly little woman; the second will add women of typical height to the mix.

”I’ve watched ‘The Bachelor’ and ‘Survivor,’ and I thought, gosh, if they did a show about little people, that would be so rad,” Glen tells the New York Post. ”I’ve dated more average-sized women than little people,” adds the part-time actor, who once served as ”Li’l G,” the mascot for the Philadelphia 76ers. ”There’s really no difference; it’s really more about heart.” Of the show, he says: ”It’s not every day you see a little person, let alone get to know their personal lives. All I know is that I had a great time doing this show and never for a second felt exploited.”

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