Your Sneak Peek at Most Eligible Dallas

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Maybe you recall: About three months ago Bravo sent word that some time over the summer it would debut Most Eligible Dallas, wherein the city "serves as the sexy backdrop for this jaw-dropping docu-series that follows a group of successful friends living it up like only Texas socialites can." Right. Sure you do. Anyway: Bravo just sent further info, including a debut date (August 15), a video sneak peek that follows and a cast list, which includes former University of Texas back-up QB Matt Nordgren; Boardwalk Auto Group's Drew Ginsburg, son of Scott; Paws in the City's president Tara Harper and actress-singer-songwriter Neill Skylar.

Fine. But what's the show gonna look like? Guess. Now jump. I dare you.



Most Eligible Dallas cast includes:
Matt Nordgren: Matt is an all-American, blue-eyed Texan charmer. Formerly a quarterback at the University of Texas, Matt signed to play football professionally, until an injury shifted his path. Today, the ambitious 28-year old is partner in the family energy business. When it comes to the ladies, Matt definitely plays the field, but isn't a player. Though often seen with a different girl on his arm, Matt is intrigued by the possibilities of an old fling, Neill Sklyer, who moves back to the city. His best friend, Courtney Kerr, calls herself Matt's "gatekeeper" and definitely voices her disapproval of the women Matt surrounds himself with.

Courtney Kerr: An outspoken Southern Belle, Courtney's keen fashion sense reflects her personality: fun, vibrant and unique. She enjoys working closely with Dallas-based jewelry designer and regularly attends fashion shows, claiming fashion is her drug. Courtney is determined to find true love, though her best friend, Matt Nordgren, is convinced that her standards are too high and unrealistic. She claims to have only platonic feelings for Matt, but is always quick to dismiss the women in his life.

Glenn Pakulak: A punter for the Oakland Raiders, Glenn has been enjoying the distractions in Dallas while waiting to see if the NFL lockout will be lifted. A guy's guy with an unusually keen fashion sense, he energetically throws himself into everything he does. After ending a four-year relationship that couldn't survive the long distance, Glenn has realized that he's nowhere near ready to settle down. His effortless charm wins the ladies over; however his "two-date maximum" prevents anyone from getting too close. When the ex -girlfriend comes into town, Glenn is reminded of the good that came with being in a relationship and will have to decide if he should stick with the single life or rekindle a past romance.

Drew Ginsburg: Drew speaks his mind and wears his heart on his sleeve. A proud gay man, he prefers cars to couture. Drew works in the family business, which owns Boardwalk Auto Group and controls 10 car dealerships throughout the Dallas/Forth Worth area and in San Francisco. Over the past nine years, Drew has been on a remarkable weight loss journey, losing over 200 pounds. Tired of unfulfilling flings and short-lived relationships, Drew is determined to settle down and start a family. Drew also deals with unresolved feelings for an ex boyfriend and in order to move on, must resolve if there is anything left between the two.

Tara Harper: With her bright blonde hair and curvaceous figure, Tara is the quintessential Dallas girl. She has gained financial independence as the Executive Vice President of Sales for her family's manufacturing company, however, her real passion is her charity. Tara has called off four engagements in the past, but hasn't given up the hope that her soul mate is still out there. Tara has a long list of rules about dating, which may contribute to her difficulty in finding the right guy. With a pattern of jumping from one relationship to the next, Tara is planning to be single a while, but finds that she has to reconsider when a friend becomes something more.

Neill Skylar: After moving away at the young age of 18 to support herself as a musician and actress in Los Angeles and New York City, Neill has returned to her hometown. She is quickly re-acclimating to Dallas, while embracing her most important role as a new mom. The singer/songwriter is working hard to gain recognition for her new band. She lives with her 1-year old son and believes that one can still have fun and be a hot mama. Neill is trying to find her place in Dallas with the help of long-time friend, Matt Nordgren. Though Neill and Matt both say they aren't looking for something serious, the two can't deny their chemistry.

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JoeG
JoeG

The entire cast is phony and fake. Matt and his father are liars about their pro-football experience. Try looking up George or Matt Nordgren as past players, http://www.nfl.com/players no data, no stats, just B.S. from the cocaine and boob job crowd of Dallas.

Lupe
Lupe

Courtney and Matt need to lay off the blow! Nice message this is sending!

Pinkisdeath
Pinkisdeath

Drew Ginsburg is probably the biggest douche B's I've ever met. This show is trying to portray him as the innocent one. I've never heard him say anything positive about someone else, he is full of shit to be honest, makes me want to vomit every time he opens his mouth. The topic of conversation is always "Drew" when he utters a coherent sentence.

guest
guest

I'm from Dallas. This is beyond staged. I know because Matt Nordgren frequently called me to "show up" to filmings. This cast group is not a "tight-knit" group of friends like Courtney states, they just were randomly picked for the show. I almost spewed water out of my mouth when I read that.

Ashley
Ashley

Hahahaha!!! I live in Uptown Dallas, go out to all the hotspots quite frequently and know 3 of these cast members very well, and Bravo, WHAT A JOKE!!!! These people are NOT the Most Eligible by any means, Courtney Kerr is one of the most boring girls I know, and Matt Nordgren is lying through his teeth when he says he played pro ball. He was THIRD string at UT, and tried out for 3 weeks with the Eagles, but got cut. Glenn is also a pro-reject. At least find some people who don't have to lie in their bios.

NativeTexan
NativeTexan

Correction, I dont live in Dallas anymore.  Born and raised.

NativeTexan
NativeTexan

Why is everyone being so negative about this show?  I don't even live in Dallas and I know two of these people, and yes, they are real people in Dallas that a lot of people know.   Simply because you do not know them does not mean they aren't real.  Those of you who think this will give Dallas a bad name... why?   It's a show about successful young people, with educations, careers, who are looking for love.  Better that than "COPS" a la Fort Worth. 

Mma
Mma

Well I now hate living in Dallas just a bit more.  Thanks!

The Derelict
The Derelict

i'm writing a song called 'Uptown Douche' as we speak to be unveiled at a later date.

Ashleighou
Ashleighou

Fort Worth is way better than Dallas. This video just provedd my point. 

KristinaA
KristinaA

I was born and raised in Dallas and currently live in Boston.  Yes, Dallas has beautiful, intelligent men and women but the majority have CLASS unlike these people.  Sure, people like this exist in Dallas, as they do everywhere.

I will be embarrassed to say I'm from Dallas after this show airs, guaranteed, whereas before I was so proud. Thanks, "Most Eligible Dallas!"  You're part of the problem in projecting this erroneous image of such a wonderful city.  Now we'll be known as the Jersey Shore of the South...can't wait!

Jswidle
Jswidle

We have become the Jersey Shore of the south.  Thanks Kerr and Nordgren you douchebags.

Michael
Michael

This is a letter a friend wrote to Matt Nordgren:

Matt,I know that you are an important, busy person with one hand slaying ladies and the other wrapped around the throat of Hollywood, so I want to thank you in advance for taking the time to read and thoroughly consider this short letter from a concerned citizen. We don't know one another, you and I, but we do have something in common: We are both proud Dallasites. It is about this subject of Dallas that's impelled my writing to you today.It has recently come to my attention that you will be starring in the reality TV show found by way of the link at bottom. I have no doubt that you know this act of yours represents a truly nonpareil accomplishment amongst your peer group. And, in a way, it is--much as Stalin was peerless in overseeing the death of his own citizenry. What you don't know, however, is that a massive email chain has developed haranguing you for your involvement in said show. In fact, I have bcc'ed all related persons to this very email. While most people would be content to simply pass along the link to their friends, bemused at the spectacle you're making of yourself, I cannot abide this on its tragicomic entertainment-value alone. I feel that I must reach out to you in order to have my feelings known.This is a formal letter requesting that you cease and desist your involvement in "Most Eligible Dallas." While not legally binding, per se, it does stand with the full force of opinion of all persons whom I know and love in this fair city. In no way does Dallas resemble the clips I've witnessed of this show, and in no way do you resemble the upper-crust of Dallas. You are making an ass of yourself, and you are doing it willingly.  From any reasonable estimation, you appear to be a nouveau-riche megalomaniac. What shocks me is that, for all the time you must spend staring in a mirror, you've seemingly yet to observe this of yourself. I'll chalk this up to the old adage that "The big trouble with dumb bastards is that they are too dumb to believe there is such a thing as being smart." Anyhow, you're in luck. Today, I am here to inform you that you are doing damage not only to this city that I love so much (and, by proxy, to me), but to yourself, your family and your posterity. Please stop at once. Please. If you're doing this for the money, just say so; the 100+ persons bcc'ed on this email would be more than happy to pass around a collection-plate on your behalf.WWJD?Very Truly,

ATX311
ATX311

Matt was a backup QB at Texas, never really got any playing time. Hear his parents are loaded and he spends it well. I live in Austin and anyone who has ever lived here would never move to Dallas unless work made them. Matt never belonged here, he belongs Dallas doucherville. I am barfing right now....

KoeniginLuisevonPreussen
KoeniginLuisevonPreussen

For a completely irony-free take on the show, there is Cynthia Smoot.  Sample paragraph:

__________________________Tara Harper says her three best attributes are “blonde hair, blue eyes, big boobs.”  Out of all of the cast members I have met, Tara's probably the person I find the most genuine and personable.

http://networkedblogs.com/jLq8...

Howard
Howard

Cheaters has been on for over 10 years and is the longest running scripted "real reality" series set in Dallas, and our city's rep is still standing (or whatever). This latest program looks to be hoping to capitalize on the Jersey Shore formula, but is airing on a niche cable network and will probably be forgotten quickly by the public dismissing it as a knock-off on Shore.

John on a Carphone
John on a Carphone

I put the over/under on cancellation at seven-and-a-half episodes.  If this was a broadcast network = three-and-a-half, but Bravo's got some room to play with.

LaceyB
LaceyB

I'd be willing to bet that 90% of the "going out/dating" scene is in Uptown. All of this just reeks of constant tapping in Final Cut. They sound so douchy and perfect for each other. I hope there's a running underlying love story *hope**hope*

Flick
Flick

Looks awful. Full of fake, dumb people. Staged? You betcha.

Wholston
Wholston

Placing bets on how many times this show edits in shots of the Fort Worth stock yards and tries to pass it off as Dallas. Bonus points for the number of times 'Yee Haw' or a lasso appear.

Pony Up
Pony Up

Hahahahah I know Matt and know Neill's family. This is 150% staged. There is no reality to this and as far as these people being the most eligible in Dallas, that's a joke. Neill is gorgeous and Matt is a pretty-boy but it's not like this is LA. It's not like there's a group of individuals who everyone knows besides like the Mavs/Cowboys/Rangers. This show makes Dallas look like an LA/NYC wanna be and it is most definitely not. This coming form a life long Dallas resident. 

gabbahey
gabbahey

I just hope I don't throw up in my own mouth when I see myself playing with Kitty LaLa (lol) in a certain (contrived/fixed) open audition they were filming @ Universal Rehearsal back in late April of this year...

(edited for clarity)

Robert
Robert

Wilonsky should lose his place on the Dallas 10 most powerful list for posting this item.

That was a joke by the way.

888
888

What!? They couldn't get Tim Rogers at D to be part of the cast?

Totally pathetic. But I'm totally going to watch anyways.

Montemalone
Montemalone

How does one clean barf from ones laptop?

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

So is this the prequal to good christian bitches, a story of how they lived before they became good park cities housewives

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Gotten your hands on a script yet, Robert? And I know it's supposedly "reality."

lorlee
lorlee

No wonder people across the country get a skewed version of Dallas.  I think they ought to check out something like roller derby at Fair Park Coliseum to see what real Dallas people look like.   

Steve
Steve

This leaves me with the burning question:

Are they saving the bandanas for the 2nd episode?

Lakewooder
Lakewooder

Just threw up a lil bit in my mouth. Thanks Robert.

Hachrgirl
Hachrgirl

Push a buddon... Gag me. He gives gays a bad name.

Paige Stewart
Paige Stewart

Again Austin is the ugly girl jealous of the pretty girl Dallas. 

Dr. Clarkus
Dr. Clarkus

I was at Texas the same time as Matt.  He ran through more P than the rest of the football team combined. /true story.

Paige Stewart
Paige Stewart

Thank you! As a long life Dallasite I know what you mean.

Kahleeforny@yahoo.com
Kahleeforny@yahoo.com

Ummmm...You're wrong.  Dallas has always been an LA/NYC/Miami wannabe and always will be.  I meet people from all over the country that have been to Dallas and even they, as visitors, say the same thing.  Dallas has no vibe or soul: it's just a wannabe.  

Anon
Anon

Oh come on. ALL reality TV is staged. I can't think of a better city than Dallas to base a "trust fund boys and the girls willing to do ANYTHING on camera to get them some" show. The guys know their local stock goes up a tad. The girls know the next engagement ring they keep after breaking it off is 1 carat larger. Win/win.

Anonymous
Anonymous

He should definitely be bumped to #11 but since John Wiley Price is off the list now, Robert is back on the Top 10.

Ellum08
Ellum08

Ditto Lakewooder. Good God.

Will this show, along with 'A (?) List-Dallas' finally make us a 'world-class' city? Or does that only happen when a 'Real Housewives of Dallas' premieres?

Wanaway2it
Wanaway2it

THANK You for saying what I was thinking I don't like any of them they suck and matt...... What a complete tool... He treats women like crap, inviting them on dates and then calling other women to meet them out is disrepectful....they shouldve cussed him the heck out what a douche bag

Photog
Photog

Um, I, too, was @ UT at the same time. Indeed, Matt did run through quite a bit of P. Though never being on the receiving end (my choice), plenty of my GF's were. And they all stated "1-minute man" and "shorter/thinner than average". #truestory

Paige Stewart
Paige Stewart

Are you kidding? Unlike LA or NYC we don't have a large homeless population and most people live very well unlike NYC or LA. If we wanted to be those places we would keep our streets clean. Fact Check please.

LIZ
LIZ

YOU ARE WRONG!! DALLAS IS THE BEST CITY TO VISIT AND PARTY, MEET OTHER SINGLES, HAVE FUN IN THE BEST CLUBS WITH GREAT ENTERTAINMENT LIKE THE EMERALD CITY BAND---A DATING SHOW SHOULD BE TAPED AT MEMPHIS CLUB IN ADDISON OR AT COOL RIVER IN LOS COLINAS, AND YOU WOULD REALLY SEE SOME LIVE REALITY OF DALLAS SINGLES, ETC. VISITORS,

cat
cat

wow.  I'm sorta ashamed to have moved to Dallas now :/ 

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