Casting begins for FOX's new 'Big Brother'-like 'Paradise Hotel' summer reality show
By Reality TV World staff, 04/25/2003
FOX has announced that casting begins Friday, April 25, for the exciting new unscripted series "Paradise Hotel," which premieres Monday, June 16, (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
This innovative and groundbreaking series follows 12 guests (six single men and six single women) who are given the opportunity of a lifetime—to live together in the most exclusive resort ever created. But paradise doesn't last forever… each week the hotel guests will vote off one of their fellow residents to make room for a new guest.
Viewers at home can become the new guests of the hotel by calling a toll-free number for a chance to be a studio contestant. Contestants must win a unique studio game where the studio audience, and ultimately the guests at the hotel, will decide which contestant will be the next guest at "Paradise Hotel." The studio winner will literally leave immediately after the show and fly to the resort to appear on the next episode as a hotel guest, who will be pampered and spoiled beyond his/her wildest dreams at the exotic, sun-drenched "Paradise Hotel."
"Paradise Hotel" is looking for singles between the ages of 21-30 and full of personality to comprise the initial group of contestants.
Casting events will be taking place in the following cities:
(City - Date)
Boston April 24, 25 & 26
Tampa April 25 & 26
Atlanta April 25, 26 & 27
Los Angeles May 3
Minneapolis April 26 & 27
Madison, WI April 30
Chicago May 3 & 4
Columbus May 8
Cleveland May 10
Orlando May 1
Phoenix/Scottsdale April 25, 26 & 28
Philadelphia April 29 & 30
New York May 1-10
Denver May 1 & 3
Austin April 30-May 5
Ft. Lauderdale/Miami May 3-9
Dallas May 8-10
San Diego May 7 & 9
Cities and dates are subject to change. Additional PARADISE HOTEL casting information can be found at www.fox.com/paradisehotel or call 1-800-813-CAST.
PARADISE HOTEL is a format brought to FOX by Mentorn, a production subsidiary of the United Kingdom's The Television Corporation. It was devised by Howard Davidson and Phil Roberts from Mentorn's development team. The Mentorn production team, led by executive producers Tom Gutteridge and Charles Thompson, is working in the United States in association with Los Angeles-based executive producer Arthur Smith and his production company, A. Smith & Co.