Survival plus dating in TV show

Updated: Nov 15, 2010, 13:46 PM IST

Los Angeles: Survival shows are popular. Dating shows are popular. Now network NBC and production company Endemol are conducting a high-concept mad-science experiment to fuse the two genres together.

Introducing `Love in the Wild`, a new series coming to NBC that puts singles looking for mates together in the wilderness to see if they come together.

Twenty men and women will pair up each week in the middle of the jungle. Each couple is dropped into a remote location with nothing but a map and each other to rely on. Along the way they encounter as they`re put through challenges that test them emotionally and physically.

At the end of the day, some of the couples will be treated to various romantic indulgences at a romantic oasis. After, they`ll have the choice of staying with their partner or switching for the next challenge.

The eight-episode series is produced by Tom Shelly (`Dating in the Dark`, `Survivor`) and is planned for summer.

Bureau Report