Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Making its NBC debut on June 18, 2007, the reality series Age of Love was by its very nature slated for a very limited run. Somewhat reminiscent of The Bachelor, the series focused on celebrated 30-year-old Australian tennis star Mark Philippoussis. One of the world's most eligible bachelors, Philippoussis was ensconced in a Manhattan high-rise luxury apartment, where over a period of several weeks he was to take his pick of thirteen beautiful women. The series' title derived from the fact that the ladies' ages ranged from 21 through 48--and they had been instructed by the producers to emphasize their ages when commisserating with Mr. Philippoussis. Would the sexy tennis champ choose his sweetheart based solely on her youth, or would he opt for a more mature (and, it was hinted, more reliable) "love match"? Age of Love was hosted by Mark Consuelos, who like most TV hosts of this nature knew the value of discretion and kept himself scarce as much as possible!