'Southern Charm' bachelor Shep Rose's new 'RelationShep' spinoff gets premiere date
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 11/01/2017
Southern Charm bachelor Shep Rose's new RelationShepspinoff will debut on Bravo this December.
Bravo has announced RelationShep, a new docu-reality series that will follow Shep Rose from Charleston, SC, as he ventures to various cities across the country in search of true love and a committed relationship, will premiere Monday, December 4 at 10PM ET/PT.
Shep, a complicated bachelor, will be in search of an equally-dynamic lady who will fit into his lifestyle ranging from black tie galas to surfing in Costa Rica. Shep's friends in various cities, from New York to Los Angeles, will set him up on blind dates with eligible bachelorettes.
Shep, 37, made it a goal for himself to get married and have two children by the age of 40, but he's cutting it close.
However, according to Bravo, Shep has yet to find a woman with all the qualities on his checklist -- worldly, intellectual, outdoorsy, drinks beer, artistic, and free-spirited. Shep also apparently wants someone who could pass for a lingerie model while boasting the intelligence of an astrophysicist.
Shep has fallen short of finding his perfect match in the bars of Charleston, so in addition to New York and Los Angeles, he'll also look for "the one" in Dallas and Austin, TX.
Only a few ladies will travel back to Charleston to meet his Southern Charm family so Shep can see which woman will be able to handle his unconventional life.
Viewers got a sneak peek of RelationShepwhen Southern Charm aired its fourth-season finale in July 2017.
That same month, Shep's friend and Southern Charm co-star Landon Clements talked to Entertainment Tonight about what the new RelationShep series will entail.
"It's not just Shep and random girls. He's being set up by all of us with our friends -- you know, they keep comparing it to The Bachelor, or whatever. This isn't a cattle call of women. This is people, like, 'I seriously think you might have some sparks with this girl,'" Landon explained.
Shep's friends include some of his Southern Charm co-stars, including Landon herself, who set him up with some girls in L.A.
"Whoever he picks from this thing, I think she's going to move to Charleston," Landon told ET. "I selfishly want my girlfriends [from Los Angeles] to come move to Charleston. So, it's a win-win for me!"
Landon also explained that the camera crew will not be hidden from the set, as Shep will be shown conducting interviews with producers face-to-face.
As for the type of girl Landon believes Shep needs by his side, the reality TV star explained, "He does not stop moving -- Being in a car with him is a nightmare. The whole thing shakes. He needs someone who can handle that much energy all day, every day."
Landon added, "Shep is very smart and very quick-witted. He needs someone who's going to be able to stand up to that and go toe-to-toe with him a little bit. But also, someone who's, like, sweet and fun. That's kind of why we all got involved with setting him up... because whoever Shep dates is, inevitably, dating all of us, too."
RelationShep is being produced by Haymaker Productions with Aaron Rothman, Irad Eyal, and Peter Scalettar serving as executive producers.