Paramount Network has set an Oct. 15 premiere date and released a trailer for Battle of the Fittest Couples, which, from the looks of the clip, is precisely what it sounds like.
Hosted by former Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher and former NFL quarterback Jordan Rodgers – a real life couple – the new series pits “ripped couples” against other similarly jacked duos in contests of physical and mental toughness. The “swolemates” – the show’s word (Google “swole” if you must) – are pushed to limits, form alliances and judged in part on how they work as a team.
One couple ultimately will be named Fittest Couple, their bank account getting $100,000 fitter.
“We love working out as a couple, through doing so, we have learned so much about each other, and it has strengthened our relationship,” says Fletcher, with Rodgers adding, “Not only is this a physical competition, but it’s about partnership and our goal is to have every couple leave this competition stronger both emotionally and physically.”
The format: Twelve couples will battle their way through each episode of physical and mental challenges, with the week’s losing duo put up for elimination and the winning couple choosing another couple to battle the losers in the “Rage Cage.” The prevailing couple stays, the other gets sent home.
The series is a 51 Minds Production with Christian Sarabia, Nicole Elliott, Keith Geller, and Steve Kaufman serving as Executive Producers. Paramount Network’s Tori Socha is the series’ executive in charge of production.
Battle of the Fittest Couples premieres Tuesday, October 15 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on the Paramount Network. Check out the trailer above.
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