WE tv Sets New Dating Series

We tv in February will create its own version of the Bachelor featuring an available African-American male looking for love in Match Made In Heaven, the female-targeted network said Thursday.

The series, which debuts Feb. 4, stars real estate magnate Shawn Bullard as he seeks the help of a Pastor to choose a love connection between 24 women living under one roof, said network officials.

The announcement comes as ABC was questioned about the lack of diversity among contestants for its series the Bachelor during ABC's Television Critics Association Winter press tour presentation Wednesday. 

The eight-hour episodes of Match Made In Heaven will be produced by Glassman Media.

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