Reality Show To Find a Match for Bachelor Farmer

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In a new reality show, city girls and others will vie for a chance to become a farmer's wife.

And Sunday in Lubbock, farmers and ranchers from around Texas came for the first of four open casting calls across the country for "The Farmer Wants a Wife."

The show comes from the producers of "American Idol" and "The Price is Right."

Billy Kemp -- the head of casting for Fremantle Media -- says the show will air next year on one of the four major networks. The format isn't finalized.

He says it could be one farmer or rancher in each of as many as 13 episodes or it could be a different one each week.

The next casting call is set for Friday in Lincoln, Nebraska. Producers then visit Des Moines, Iowa, on November Fifth and Springfield, Missouri, on November Tenth. Producers are accepting applications from across the country.

Those casting the show are looking for single men 25 to 35 years old who live and work on a farm or ranch, preferably someone who has crops and animals, but that's not required.

Casting for the show's women will begin at a later date.