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"LOVE IN THE WILD"
06/19/2012 (10:00PM - 11:00PM) (Tuesday) : THE NEW TRIOS ARE FORCED TO BOND QUICKLY AS THEIR CHALLENGE LEADS THEM INTO A DARK ABYSS - The newly formed trios are shackled together to endure a rigorous challenge through the jungle and into a smoldering bat cave. The winning trio enjoys a romantic sailboat cruise, while the emotional Couple's Choice Ceremony brings surprise rejections and sends six women home without finding love in the wild. The series is hosted by Jenny McCarthy.
SEASON(S): 2 (17 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES: presumably canceled on 4/15/13 as the series was not among abc's summer 2013 plans
DESCRIPTION: (from NBC's press release, March 2012) The ever-engaging funny woman Jenny McCarthy returns to her hosting roots as she joins NBC's adventure-dating series "Love in the Wild" as the host for the show's second season that will feature even wilder adventures. 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. The host, best-selling author and activist recently reprised her recurring role on "Two and a Half Men" and re-joined hosts Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest in reporting live from Times Square on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest" this past New Year's. The Summer 2011 run of "Love in the Wild" averaged a 1.8 rating, 5 share in adults 18-49 and 5.5 million viewers overall. In adults 18-49, "Love in the Wild" finished #1 or tied for #1 in its time period among ABC, CBS and NBC with seven of eight telecasts. "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. 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. "Love in the Wild" is produced by Endemol USA. Tom Shelly serves as executive producer.