The Coupled TV series, a new FOX dating reality show, premieres Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at 9:00pm ET/PT. From Survivor‘s Mark Burnett, this new unscripted program is hosted by Terrence Jenkins, who appeared in “The Wedding” episode of Truth Be Told, which was cancelled by NBC. “The Wedding” was the sitcom’s tenth and final episode.
Couple features a dozen single women looking for love. They will meet eligible single men in a Caribbean island setting. The series will feature the text message conversations between participants. FOX says, “…The audience [will have] a front row seat to the real drama, as their text conversations pop up on screen.”
Get all the details, excerpted from a FOX press release:
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
HOT FROM FOX…
WOMEN HAVE FIRST CHOICE IN THE DEBUT OF MARK BURNETT’S ALL-NEW DATING SERIES “COUPLED,” FOLLOWING THE RETURN OF GORDON RAMSAY’S “HOTEL HELL,” TUESDAY, MAY 17, ON FOX
HOTEL HELL Kicks Off the Night at 8:00 PM, Followed By
COUPLED, Hosted by Terrence J, at 9:00 PM
COUPLED, the all-new unscripted dating series produced by Emmy Award winner Mark Burnett (“Survivor,” “The Voice”), will premiere Tuesday, May 17 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following the Season Three premiere of HOTEL HELL (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Hosted by entertainment personality Terrence “J” Jenkins, COUPLED follows 12 single, smart and young professional women looking for love, who will meet face-to-face with eligible single men against the beautiful backdrop of the Caribbean islands. The women have first choice as they instantly decide if they feel a spark of chemistry and want to spend more time with each guy, or if they don’t feel a connection and want to wait for the next one. The real soap opera unfolds as new couples are formed and have to discover whether or not they have the compatibility to make their relationships last. COUPLED will also feature the one thing that all modern romances have in common – texting. The women and men are armed with cell phones throughout the series, giving the audience a front row seat to the real drama, as their text conversations pop up on screen.
COUPLED is produced by MGM Television and Grandma’s House Entertainment. The series is created and executive-produced by Mark Burnett, Tom Shelly, Ben Newmark, Dan Newmark and Larry Barron. MGM serves as the worldwide distributor of the series outside of the U.S. and Canada. “Like” COUPLED on Facebook at facebook.com/coupledfox. Follow the series on Twitter @CoupledFOX and join the discussion using #Coupled. See photos and videos on Instagram @CoupledFOX.
About MGM Television
MGM Television 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 “Fargo” (FX); “Vikings” (HISTORY); “The Voice” (NBC); “Survivor” (CBS); “Shark Tank” (ABC); “Beyond the Tank” (ABC); “Celebrity Apprentice” (NBC); “Teen Wolf” (MTV); “500 Questions” (ABC); “The People’s Choice Awards” (CBS); “America’s Greatest Makers” (INTEL/Turner), COUPLED (FOX) and “Lucha Underground” (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).
About One Potato Two Potato
Renowned for award-winning original programming, One Potato Two Potato produces high-quality TV shows on both sides of the Atlantic, including the smash-hit HOTEL HELL, the blockbuster MASTERCHEF, irresistible spin-off MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, and MASTERCHEF CELEBRITY SHOWDOWN, all for FOX; as well as “Best New Restaurant” and competition series “Food Court Wars.” In the U.K., OPTP produces “Gordon Ramsay Behind Bars” and “Gordon Ramsay’s Great Escape” for Channel 4; food biography and nostalgia series “My Kitchen” for UKTV’s Good Food Channel; and “Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch,” starring Tilly Ramsay for U.K. children’s channel CBBC. OPTP has also produced two instructional cookery series featuring Gordon Ramsay, “Ultimate Home Cooking” and “Ultimate Cookery Course,” both of which have sold all over the globe.
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