MTV's new 'Laguna'-like 'Maui Fever' series to premiere January 17
By Christopher Rocchio and Steve Rogers, 01/05/2007
MTV has announced Maui Fever, a new reality series that will expose the daily lives, loves and losses of seven Hawaiian locals living in paradise, will premiere Wednesday, January 17 at 10:30PM ET/PT.
Originally announced as Island Feverback in August, Maui Feveris produced by Laguna Beach executive producers Tony DiSanto, Liz Gateley, and Mike Powers. Like MTV's existing Laguna, 8th & Ocean and The Hills series that the producers also produce for the network, Maui Fever has been shot in a "reality drama" style.
According to MTV, the seven Kaanapali, Maui residents are a close knit group of friends who spend "their days sunning and their nights partying with no rules and no one to answer to."
"Maui Fever uncovers the real-life drama of a group of friends living and loving in an island paradise," said DiSanto. "While the guys think they have the upper hand in relationships with the locals and tourists, its the girls who seem to really be pulling the strings. The lush location, compelling characters and classic beach movie vibe come together to make Maui Fever a totally unique and compelling viewing experience."
Maui Fever was created by Morgan J. Freeman, who was also a director for Dawson's Creek.
The seven cast members of Maui Fever -- and their MTV supplied profiles -- are:
She's all things you'd expect a top pro surfer to be: a party-all-night, funny, outgoing, handsome guy. As the most popular guy in Kaanapali and the son of professional skateboarder Tony Magnuson, will his relationship with girlfriend Rachael survive his attraction to his ex, Anna?
With no goals and no girlfriend, Corbin is the kind of guy who can't take anything or anyone too seriously. Pinned the clown of his social group, Corbin seems to be everyone's pal in Kaanapali while perpetually cracking jokes.
Notorious for being the center of attention, Chaunte is sure to stir up the drama wherever she goes. She likes to keep her on-and-off boyfriend Anthony in the palm of her hand while she keeps her eyes open for other love interests.
She's Chaunte's partner in crime and roommate. They even work together as hostesses at a restaurant. And like Chaunte, Anna relishes the attention of boys, especially one boy in particular, ex-boyfriend Cheyne. Since Cheyne started dating Rachael, he and Anna have remained close, much to Rachael's dismay. Cheyne and Anna's attraction is palpable and it gets the best of them.
Quiet and shy, Anthony is hanging on tight to his relationship with Chaunte. While Chaunte insists they remain just friends, Anthony is incapable of making a decision without her, and unable to see her flirty and manipulative ways. How long until Anthony catches on and cuts all ties?
Sean is what one would call the "Kaanapali player." Not your normal one-night-stand player, he often dips into the constant flow of tourists to find his love du jour. Will this spontaneous waiter ever settle down?
The new guy in town, Jesse has already moved in with best bud Corbin and become part of the in crowd. Still Jesse often feels like an outsider and finds himself breaking the number one rule in Kaanapali: don't fall for tourists.