JENNY McCARTHY TAKES OVER AS HOST OF NBC’S LOVE IN THE WILD
Jenny McCarthy has been confirmed by NBC as the new host of reality dating show Love In The Wild, replacing Australian Darren McMullen. Series 2 will begin filming later this month.
McCarthy will head to the tropical paradise of the Dominican Republic to guide contestants through rigorous adventures as well as the choppy waters of relationships in their quest to find love. This will be McCarthy’s first return as host of a dating show since her hit show “Singled Out.”
The announcement was made by Paul Telegdy President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment.
“It’s a huge advantage to have the versatile Jenny McCarthy return to host an alternative series on our network in a genre that she first helped to make popular on television,” said Telegdy. “She brings a measure of unpredictability to the show’s unique format and we are thrilled to feature her charisma, enthusiasm and magnetism in this adventure series.”
“Everyone knows I’ve looked just about everywhere except the jungle for love — I wanted to apply as a contestant and ended up with a job,” said McCarthy.
“Love in the Wild” puts relationships to the ultimate test with exhilarating and wild adventures that push participants to the limit, both physically and emotionally. Single men and single women, all looking for love, will experience a romantic quest unlike anything they could have ever imagined. These singles have tried it all — speed-dating, blind-dating, Internet dating — and now, they will journey to a tropical paradise to see if they can find that special someone for whom they’ve been looking.
During elimination, all of the couples will come together to reveal whether a connection has been formed with their current partner — or if they would like to switch and get to know someone else. At the end of every episode, heartbroken singles are sent home. The series culminates with just one couple left standing. That couple will have completed the adventure of a lifetime and found the one thing they’ve been searching for — “Love in the Wild.”
“Love in the Wild” is produced by Endemol USA. Tom Shelly serves as executive producer.