Here are snippets taken from Garrett’s article at the Huffington Post:
“The Selection,” however, may be just the ticket. This script, a brilliantly timed blend of “The Hunger Games” and “The Bachelor,” centers on America Singer, an unwilling participant in a pageant-like competition to be the next Queen of a hierarchal post-apocalyptic United States. Based on a yet-to-be-released young adult novel series of the same name, it’s a clear bullseye on the zeitgeist at present and should appeal to the network’s core audience, while also luring in older viewers looking for stories like these. If this past weekend’s box office is any indication, they are.
“The Selection” is a sure thing. Unless something goes horribly awry during production, this is a safe bet.