Fox has tapped reality star Kristin Cavallari to host its upcoming revival of “Paradise Hotel.”
The series will debut Thursday, May 9, with a two-hour premiere from 8 to 10 p.m. and will air three nights a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, the latter being a two-hour show including live elements.
“Kristin grew up on the frontlines of reality television and is the perfect host to introduce ‘Paradise Hotel’ to a new generation of viewers,” Rob Wade, president, alternative entertainment and specials, Fox Entertainment, said in a statement. “The show is a fun balance of romantic love, cutthroat competition and humor, and Kristin’s unique experience, especially with live television, makes her the best person to navigate the wild, unpredictable moments.”
“Paradise Hotel,” 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.
“I’m so excited to be hosting ‘Paradise Hotel’ this summer!” Cavallari said. “This show literally has everything – dating, love triangles, alliances, competition – and I can’t wait to stir the pot and have a front-row seat to all the drama!”
Cavallari first came to prominence on MTV’s “Laguna Beach” and “The Hills.” She now has her own reality series, “Very Cavallari,” which airs on E!. Cavallari is also the wife of former NFL quarterback Jay Cutler.
“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.