A Norwegian TV crew was in Northfield last week, doing a background piece on former Northfielder and Ole Bjorn Carlson. Bjorn was one of four Norwegian American singles selected for a new Norwegian reality TV series about single Norwegian-Americans "looking for love." I got alerted to this by a buddy of mine, Bjorn’s dad Barry Carlson, who works as a Senior Development Officer at St. Olaf.
A producer for the show was quoted in this MPR piece back in March: Norwegian reality TV casting for love in Minneapolis:
The four Norwegian American singles will be presented on Norwegian TV in an episode this May. Norwegian singles looking for love can then log on to the show website and send a date-request to one of the Norwegian Americans, and write a little bit about why they want to date this person or upload a video of themselves.
The single Norwegian Americans will then each select eight single Norwegians they want to get to know better. Those Norwegian singles will be flown to the U.S and will go on dates in the Norwegian Americans’ hometowns. The Norwegian singles will the be voted off, one by one. Finally, the Norwegian Americans will have to choose which of the singles they want to be with. Will they find true love?
See also this March 10 Fox News story: Dating TV Show Seeks Norwegian-American Singles