LOS ANGELES (AP) _ In a shift from matrimony to manhunt, the television network that brought viewers the Darva Conger-Rick Rockwell wedding is now on the prowl for the country's most appealing single man.

``The Sexiest Bachelor in America,'' a two-hour special, is scheduled to air Oct. 2 on Fox, the network announced Wednesday. It will feature 50 men _ one from each state _ and will be broadcast from the MGM Grand hotel and casino in Las Vegas. All of the judges will be women.

Fox also broadcast the much-maligned ``Who Wants to Marry a Multimillionaire?'' special that rocketed Conger and Rockwell to short-lived fame.

The network has established a Web site, www.sexiestbachelor.com, for people interested in entering the pageant. But be forewarned: The competition includes both a formal wear and bathing suit competition as men are judged on their ``looks, style and personality.'' Any male U.S. resident who is single and 21 or older may enter.


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