Fox is set to reboot the reality dating program “Paradise Hotel,” the network announced on Tuesday.
The show, which first aired on the network in 2003, puts a group of singles in a “Temptation Island”-style tropical resort where they vote each other off each week to make room for a new guest. The longer they stay on the show, the more money they make.
The new iteration of “Paradise Hotel” will encourage viewers to play along at home, using social media to try and influence what happens on screen, including who stays and who goes.
“Jersey Shore” producer SallyAnn Salsano of 495 Productions will executive produce alongside Becca Walker and Celia Taylor of Mentorn Media, the original creators of the “Paradise Hotel” format.
“‘Paradise Hotel’ was a show ahead of its time, and this incredible team of producers plan to take it to the next level,” said Rob Wade, president of alternative entertainment and specials for Fox. “The format allows for a delicious mix of love, drama and humor with a uniquely FOX twist. By using fresh interactive elements, it enables fans to orchestrate the show’s narrative, making it can’t-miss television for a new generation of viewers.”
“When love, power and money are the stakes, doing the right thing can sometimes take a back seat. Guessing who will do what’s right to find ‘the one,’ while others are focusing on the jackpot, makes this super exciting,” Salsano added. “This time around, viewers using their social media feedback to influence what happens on screen is a game-changer and will keep us all on edge.”
“To re-create, re-imagine and re-open the doors to ‘Paradise Hotel’ again for a new generation is incredibly exciting,” noted Taylor. “It remains a format ahead of its time that works perfectly in our digital world.”