MULTIPLE EMMY AWARD WINNER MARK BURNETT TO EXECUTIVE-PRODUCE HIS FIRST-EVER UNSCRIPTED DATING SERIES AIRING 2016 ON FOX
FOX has ordered 10 episodes of an unscripted dating series from Emmy Award-winning executive producer Mark Burnett ("Survivor," "The Voice"). Set in the Caribbean Islands, the series will take the instant "yes or no" connection of modern digital romance to the next level. Single men and women will match up, based on their instant chemistry, but the real soap opera will unfold when these budding couples discover whether or not they have the compatibility to make their relationships last. Further details will be announced at a later date.
"I am so happy to be making my first dating series with FOX," says Burnett. "It's a genre that attracts a wide audience and our series gives a very fresh perspective that mirrors real life."
Mark Burnett is an eight-time Emmy Award winner, having produced more than 3,200 hours of television programming which regularly airs in more than 70 countries worldwide. The group Burnett leads currently has numerous TV shows airing or in production, including "The Voice" (NBC); "Survivor" (CBS); "Shark Tank" (ABC); "Fargo" (FX); "Vikings" (HISTORY); "Beyond the Tank" (ABC); "Celebrity Apprentice" (NBC); "Teen Wolf" (MTV); "500 Questions" (ABC); "The People's Choice Awards" (CBS); "Lucha Underground" (El Rey Network) and "America's Greatest Makers" (INTEL/Turner Awards (CBS). Last month, Burnett was named President of MGM Television and Digital Group.
The untitled series is produced by MGM Television and Grandma's House Entertainment. The series is created and executive-produced by Mark Burnett, Ben Newmark, Dan Newmark and Larry Barron. MGM serves as the worldwide distributor of the series outside of the U.S. and Canada.
About MGM Television Group
MGM Television Group is a leading producer and global distributor of premium content for television and digital platforms, with distribution rights to original productions and a robust catalog of television episodes and feature film titles including such premiere entertainment franchises as James Bond, Rocky, Stargate and "The Hobbit" trilogy. Current scripted and unscripted multi-platform projects include "The Voice" (NBC); "Survivor" (CBS); "Shark Tank" (ABC); "Beyond the Tank" (ABC);"Celebrity Apprentice"(NBC); "Fargo" (FX); "Vikings" (HISTORY); "Teen Wolf" (MTV); "500 Questions" (ABC); "The People's Choice Awards" (CBS); America's Greatest Makers (INTEL/Turner) and Lucha Underground (The El Rey Network). Through its finance and distribution entity, Orion TV Productions, the syndicated courtroom series "Lauren Lake's Paternity Court" is currently airing its third season. MGM television programming regularly airs in more than 70 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.
About Grandma's House Entertainment
Grandma's House Entertainment (GHE) was founded by brothers Dan and Ben Newmark and Adam Bold. The company develops and produces unscripted television formats with a focus on comedy, game and social experiment, and has multiple scripted comedy projects currently in various stages of production. GHE is represented by Creative Artists Agency (CAA).