Web magazine "outs" five of 'Playing It Straight's remaining suitors Leave it to the Internet to build a better gaydar. Playing It Straight's Jackie might be having problems identitying her show's gay suitors, but armed with tips from a cadre of sharp-eyed gay readers, one online magazine has apparently had no such problems. Jackie finally eliminates a gay guy in 'Playing It Straight's second episode Jackie's gaydar may have improved, as she eliminated a gay guy and a straight guy on the second episode of FOX's Playing It Straight -- unlike the previous week's premiere in which the gaydar-challenged Wisconsin coed incorrectly eliminated two straight guys.
FOX's 'Playing It Straight' struggles in Friday premiere, but ranks first in young demos As could be easily predicted, Fox's new Playing It Straight series, which premiered along with the quirky Wonderfalls drama as part of the network's new Friday night lineup, struggled in its debut in the evening known as Fox's ratings black hole.
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Email required Password required Remember me Forgotten your password? Need to activate? Institutional Access does not have access to this content. The woman went on individual dates with the men, in addition to engaging in group activities with them. Over the course of the episodes, she voted to eliminate the men she believed to be gay. At the end of the show, the woman had to choose one man.
If he was straight, the man and woman would split the prize money, but if he was gay, then he would receive all the money and the woman would receive nothing. The show was first broadcast in the United States on the Fox Network and premiered on March 12, The program was set on a Nevada ranch, and featured Jackie, a college student.
Fox aired only three episodes before pulling the show from its schedule. In , nearly one year later after the show was recorded, Fox issued a press release stating that Jackie and Banks were still together.
After the show, Jackie and Banks dated for about two years. For the first eight months, they had to keep their relationship quiet until the show aired. Banks went so far as to tell friends that he had to leave the show because he broke his arm, rather than reveal he won.
In , Fox Reality reaired the series paired with "Reality Revealed" interviews of the contestants at each commercial break. Despite much of the hype surrounding it the shows ratings dwindled and it was moved to a later timeslot. After Rebecca eliminated Campbell who was gay Chad, Dane and Evan were left for one non-elimination round before appearing in the final episode.
Rebecca chose Chad and he was revealed to be straight.