New reality TV shows are coming if your schedule isn’t full enough
The content wheel keeps turning, and now we have new reality TV shows to try and squeeze into our already packed schedules.
We’ll keep this updated as new shows are confirmed for our viewing pleasure, but let’s dive into what’s coming to Australian screens in the not-too-distant future.
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First of all, we have Modern dating australiawhich would come from the same people who blessed/cursed us all with Married at first sight. Applications opened for this new reality show in late 2021, and it promises a “new form of modern dating” for singles struggling to find love in this hip, right-swept world.
Auditions take place in March and filming is expected to last eight weeks in May and June, so we really can’t wait for that chaos to land in the near future.
So dramatic! talked to someone who was approached by one of the producers of Modern dating australiawho explained to them the format of the show.
“They’re looking for a main cast of six guys and six girls, some non-binary and LGBTQIA, and they ask them what they’re physically and emotionally looking for in a partner,” the source said.
From there, applicants are given an iPad with everyone else’s profiles, and they apparently have to browse until they find someone they’re interested in.
“I hope sparks fly and you love them and that’s the journey we’re on,” they said.
“If not, you can keep picking until you find the right match.”
Looks like it could may be be healthier than the pure chaos we see every season of MAFS, Single and the island of love (and everyone else in the realm of dating reality TV). We’ll let you know when we know more.
Another new reality TV show coming to our screens has ended on Channel 10. It will focus on ‘the nature and impact of appearances’.
It’s called The transformationand it seems to be about how we perceive each other and ourselves. Applications are open through B50 Productions, and it immediately asks two pretty solid existential questions: “Are you defined by your choice of clothes?” and “are you where you want to be in life?”
The application process involves hopeful candidates uploading a video of themselves where they have to present their name, age, place of residence and work. Applicants should also describe their sense of style and the area of their life they would most like to see changed.
It looks like some kind of Queer Eye-style life review situation or a less unbalanced version of 100% warmer. Honestly, I’m not crazy about it and I’ll probably watch people transform.
For those of us who are less fond of encounters and the drama that ensues and much prefer to watch people endure the elements, there’s something for you too.
The cult survival reality series Alone headed for Australia to set up a bivouac, make a gillnet together and get by in a remote place.
It’s basically like a turbo Survivor. The contestants (who are apparently all “survival experts”) are left in the wild completely alone, without a film crew and with them only the survival items they have chosen. They have to do everything themselves – build a camp, hunt and cook, film their day-to-day existence, and generally outlast everyone else.
Participants can “tap” at any time or be removed from the game if they fail a routine medical check. Outside of this routine interaction with medical personnel, they are the ones who are completely alone, where they try to outlast the rest of the survivors for the prize money.
SBS has locked in exclusive production rights to the local version of the show somewhere in the Australian bush. Alone: Australia is slated to hit our screens in 2023 and will be the show’s fifth franchise iteration following the US, Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
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