New dating show 2016
If First Dates has turned blind dating into a spectator sport, ITV’s new show is taking things to the next level.What if your first date wasn’t with the person you were hoping to perhaps begin a relationship with – but with their parents instead?Jenkins, 34, was born in Queens but now calls LA home. I was not sure about the hosting thing but before I could really think about it, I received a call from Mark Burnett, who said he wanted to work with me,” he says.He co-hosted BET’s “106 & Park” (2006-2012) then went on to host E! Though he says he wants to focus more on his film career — and produced the big-screen movie “Perfect Match” — he says he couldn’t say no when Burnett came calling. “Mark is very persuasive, so I took the job on the first call and I was off to Anguilla to film.” The setup on “Coupled” is to have the men arrive from helicopters and speedboats.“So there are so many moments to watch, because you get the broad spectrum of dating and love.” And, with the added ammunition of cell phones given to the bachelorettes and bachelors, viewers are able to see the exchange of text messages between the daters.“We gave everyone a cell phone so they can text back and forth to each other and we watch how they become creative and how they interpret the date,” Jenkins says.
The 40-year-old divorcee’s story is an example of the tensions between two divided generations.
feel very lifelike as contestants are encouraged to text each other as they would off camera."What it becomes as you watch the series is the glue between the women who are still at the bungalows, who are waiting for more men.
And, they're communicating with their girlfriends who are over at the villas, who are going through various stages of dating," he said.
“We all know how embarrassing parents can be and nobody knows you better than they do,” she says.
“I can’t wait to hear what humiliating secrets they’ll be revealing and see who will regret leaving their love life in the hands of their parents.” While there isn’t an air date for the series yet, applications are open for those who want to appear on the show – if they can stand the potential embarrassment.