Former 'The Bachelor' producer producing new 'FBoy Island' reality dating show hosted by Nikki Glaser
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 06/12/2021
Former The Bachelor executive producer Elan Gale is producing a new reality show, FBoy Island, for HBO Max that will be hosted by comedian Nikki Glaser and premiere this summer.
FBoy Island, produced by Elan as well as Sam Dean -- who served as the showrunner of Netflix's Love Is Blind -- will be a 10-episode series and follow three women who move to a tropical island where they'll be joined by 24 men,the streaming service has announced.
The unique twist of the show is that 12 of the guys are self-proclaimed "Nice Guys" looking for love and a serious relationship while the other 12 suitors are self-proclaimed "FBoys" there to compete for money.
As potential viewers are probably already aware, the term "FBoy" stands for "f-ckboy," who is a player-like man bad at relationships.
The three women will be tasked with navigating the dating pool together with the hope of making a lasting love connection.
In the finale episode of FBoy Island, the Nice Guys and FBoys are revealed as well as each woman's final choice for a romantic partner.
"FBoy Island is a social experiment that asks the age-old question: Can FBoys truly reform, or do Nice Guys always finish last?" HBO Max teased in its FBoy Islandannouncement.
Elan left The Bachelor franchise in late 2018 after being part of it for over a decade. He became close friends with many of the franchise's bachelors and bachelorettes during that time and even officiated the 2019 wedding of alums Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon.
In 2017, Elan also released his first book, You're Not That Great (But Neither Is Anyone Else).
In addition to Elan and Sam, Nikki is also serving as an executive producer of FBoy Island along with Jason Goldberg and Ben Bitonti.
"When I first got the call to be a part of a reality dating show called FBoy Island, I said 'yes' immediately," Nikki said.
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"Then I realized they weren't asking me to be one of the girls looking for love. That is not a joke; it was embarrassing. But as a massive fan of this genre, hosting this show was a true dream. I look forward to hosting for the next 43 seasons."
FBoy Island was already filmed in the Cayman Islands earlier this year.
"I knew going into it that a show created and produced by the people behind my two favorite shows -- The Bachelor and Love Is Blind -- was going to be insanely good, but this one exceeded my expectations," Nikki continued.
"I already know what happens and I can't wait to watch it every week."