Seven Year Switch became of this year’s most talked shows. Photo: Seven
Think you’ve had enough of romance shows? You may want to avoid your television set for a while longer.
Channel Nine and Seven have another two new dating shows in the works and are currently casting for troubled couples and star-crossed lovers.
Married At First Sight brings a unique approach to matchmaking.
Capitalising on the success of shows such as Married at First Sight and The Bachelor, the two networks are increasing their already-burgeoning lineup of reality programming for unlucky-in-love Aussies.
Nine is currently calling for couples over the age of 22 who are in troubled relationships that need some work. The location? A tropical island.
“If your relationship is in trouble we want to help,” the casting call earnestly declares.
Georgia Love, 27, is Australia’s second Bachelorette. Photo: Ten
“This new TV series is a once in a lifetime opportunity to take a break from routine at a beautiful tropical island resort.
“Our leading experts will give couples a real chance to sort out their issues and rekindle their love.”
The casting call for the show closes on August 12.
Meanwhile, Seven is casting a program which looks set to play on the nation’s problems with xenophobia and homophobia.
“We are looking for couples that are in diverse, multicultural or progressive relationships that believe that against all odds they are destined for one another.”
The ads placed on Now Casting are just two of a number of reality dating shows currently casting contestants, including Married at First Sight, Seven Year Switch and First Dates.
That makes three reality dates shows for Seven and two for Nine.
SBS is also getting in on the action, recently casting for a new program called Undressed.
The social experiment is based on psychological research which suggests an attraction between two people can be be accelerated by making them ask each other increasingly intimate questions.
“Are you ready to let go of all of the inhibitions that might stand in the way of finding your soul mate,” the SBS ad teases.
“Are you brave enough to undress down to your underwear in front of someone you have only just met.”
Channel Ten is also gearing up for another season of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, which remain the authorities on the Australian dating show format.
On Tuesday Ten unveiled 27-year-old newsreader Georgia Love as its next Bachelorette, while Richie Strahan’s stint as the Bachelor is expected to air in the coming months.