Working around TV has its advantages.
People think you’re super cool. People think you’re super hot. People think you’re super rich. And while we are all of those things, perhaps the best part is getting a sneak peek into upcoming programs before they hit the air.
Yesterday, I was in a meeting, pouring over some spreadsheet when our program director announced that we’re acquiring a new prime time show on NBC.
Anyone that has read this craphole of a site for an extended period of time knows that we love 2 shows with unabashed fervor: The Bachelor(ette) and Survivor. So when I raised my head up and heard that some absolute stone-cold genius had decided to COMBINE The Bachelor with Survivor?
From the e-mail I was sent:
“Love in the Wild” will put relationships to the ultimate test. 10 single men and 10 single women, all looking for love, will experience a romantic adventure unlike anything they could have ever imagined. These singles have tried it all – speed-dating, blind-dating, Internet dating -- and now, they’re headed deep into the remote jungles of Costa Rica to see if they can find that special someone they’ve been looking for.
In each episode, the couples will pair up in exhilarating quests that will push their bodies and their emotions to the limit. of these include paddling down crocodile-ridden waters, navigating through bat-infested caves and hanging 200 feet above the rain forest floor as they descend down one of the most majestic waterfalls in Costa Rica.
After each adventure, the winning couple will share a night together at the “Oasis,” a lavish, five-star bungalow overflowing with everything they could possibly desire for an intimate night of romance. The remaining couples will stay with their partners in the less luxurious “Cabins,” where they will gather for a night of socializing.
During an elimination unlike anything seen before, all of the couples will come together to reveal whether a connection has been formed with their current partner -- or if they would like to switch and get to know someone else. At the end of every episode, two heartbroken singles will be sent home.
Go ahead and book June 1 on your calendars now. Because it might just be the night that TV is changed forever.
Oh, and the bullpen sucks. Mr. Goold probably wrote something about that.