Fox is bringing back Paradise Hotel, greenlighting a new installment of the reality series to air during the 2019-20 season. Casting has now opened for the revival, executive-produced by Jersey Shore and Floribama Shore‘s SallyAnn Salsano of 495 Productions, Becca Walker (Love Island); and Celia Taylor (An Idiot Abroad) of Mentorn Media, the UK company behind the Paradise Hotel format.
Paradise Hotel follows a group of singles who are given the opportunity to check in to an exclusive tropical resort – and check out with big money. The original version aired on Fox for one season in 2003, with a second season running on MyNetwork TV and Fox Reality Channel in 2008.
Fox had been developing the new Paradise Hotel incarnation for the most of last year. That is why the network sat on the sidelines when two other relationship-themed reality formats set in tropical locales were shopped last year, a new Temptation Island, which went to USA (Fox had aired the original) and Love Island, an adaptation of the hit British series, which landed at CBS.
Each week, thee singles on Paradise Hotel will vote off one of their fellow residents to make room for a new guest. In a new twist, viewers can play along at home, using social media to try and influence what happens on screen, including helping to decide who stays and who goes.
“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, Alternative Entertainment and Specials, Fox Broadcasting Company. “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.”
Having first aired on Fox in 2003, Paradise Hotel was produced around the world in more than 18 countries.
“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,” said Salsano. “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.”
Paradise Hotel is produced by Celia Taylor for Mentorn Media and SallyAnn Salsano’s 495 Productions. Salsano, Taylor and Becca Walker serve as executive producers.