On January 31, 2009, nearly three years after the series ended, Loeb married Roey Hershkovitz, the music coordinator for Late Night with Conan O'Brien.
hard already whetted the network’s appetite for hot young singles getting it on and audiences were ready for more.
Despite its romantic framing, the show focused more on the competition aspects of “winning” (being chosen for the date) much more than a romantic match and often simplified its contestants into a series of flirtatious bullet points.
Though the hosts’ casual vibe and the set’s funky design were clearly descendants from was the network’s first attempt to merge the old and the new, taking the dating show out of the studio and into the “real world.” The highly structured (and most likely partially scripted) show followed one contestant on a date with two singles.
After the date, the contestant would dismiss one single and go on a date with the other.
In this reality-based series, all of whose installments she narrated, singer-actress Lisa Loeb documented her life as a single woman in her mid-thirties as she attempted to re-enter the dating scene after two failed relationships, each of which had lasted six years.
With the help of her sister Debbie (who was also a singer-actress, and single as well), her longtime friend Stephanie, and ex-boyfriend Juan Patino, Lisa was given advice on how to find love. Right, she also hoped that, when she did find him, she would finally achieve a goal that she had always dreamed of: having a family of her own.
What followed would become an MTV signature: scripted dating shows that favored hot (often shirtless, fit and on Spring Break) 20-somethings look for the someone to screw, not marry.
The clever set ups — blind dates in bedrooms, blind dates in vans, blind dates with parents — kept generations of teens glued to the channel, much in the same way music videos had the decade prior.
With her musical career and her pursuit of the perfect man causing a little friction in her life, Lisa hoped that she could balance the two in more ways than one.
The goal Loeb sought was not achieved as a result of Number 1 Single, as the series of events it documented failed to lead to a long-term romance for her.
This courtroom-style show focused on the break-up, not the courtship, of a couple, with the guy and the girl each getting a “lawyer” to help them argue their case.At the end of the episode the audience would vote on who was not at fault for the break-up and award them a vacation prize.