FOX's new 'Paradise Hotel' "viewer interactive" reality series to premiere on June 16th
By Reality TV World staff, 04/21/2003
For the first time ever on an unscripted series, viewers will have an ongoing opportunity to become participants on "Paradise Hotel," premiering 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."
The series will air new episodes on Mondays and Wednesdays (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). On Monday shows, viewers at home will watch along with the studio audience as every tantalizing moment unfolds at the hotel. On Wednesdays, the in-studio contestants compete to become the newest addition to "Paradise Hotel." Meanwhile, at the hotel, it is the goal of every guest to remain in paradise as long as possible.
"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.