MTV is pointing to spikey-haired singer Ryan Cabrera to host "Score," a new reality dating show. Unlike his ex-girlfriend's "The Ashlee Simpson Show," Cabrera's show won't focus on his personal life.

MTV is pointing to spikey-haired singer Ryan Cabrera to host "Score," a new reality dating show. Unlike his ex-girlfriend's "The Ashlee Simpson Show," Cabrera's show won't focus on his personal life.

"It's been done," he says. "It's been captured. The idea of that came up a long time ago. We've seen that. We've watched someone's life on the road, what it's like to see someone make an album."

In "Score," Cabrera, his band and some celebrity guest stars will mentor two lovelorn songwriters, who will be asked to write a tune in one day. Sight unseen, the object of their affection will choose the crooner with the best serenade for a date.

Cabrera, 22, knows something about songwriting, having written or co-written all of the material on his debut Atlantic album "Take It All Away." What about playing Cupid? His relationship with Simpson went south.

"We broke up once, then got back together, then broke up actually a long time ago," said Cabrera. "We haven't been that vocal about it. We haven't been together in a very long time."

MTV has ordered 20 episodes of "Score," which will debut this fall. Casting will begin this summer. "It's not a crazy show," said Cabrera. "It's a fun show that anybody can watch."


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