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[05/17/21 - 07:47 AM]
Discovery Set to Play Matchmaker as the Network Greenlights Three New Dating-Focused Series
With three new series, "Naked and Afraid of Love," "Mating Season" (wt) and "Mountain Love," Discovery enters the world of dating and relationships with a unique spin that blends nature, entertainment and adventure.

[via press release from Discovery, Inc.]

DISCOVERY SET TO PLAY MATCHMAKER AS THE NETWORK GREENLIGHTS THREE NEW DATING-FOCUSED SERIES

NAKED AND AFRAID OF LOVE, MATING SEASON (wt) and MOUNTAIN LOVE are set to air across Discovery platforms later this year

(NEW YORK - May 17, 2021) Discovery is no stranger to documenting the human experience. Whether its life in the Alaskan bush, deep out in the Bering Sea, or surviving on the plains of South Africa, Discovery has documented the journeys of people from around the world through many unique lenses. Today, the network announced its latest venture in its mission to capture and document the human spirit with a lineup of programming that puts the spotlight on the very thing that defines us - love.

With three new series, NAKED AND AFRAID OF LOVE, MATING SEASON (wt)and MOUNTAIN LOVE, Discovery enters the world of dating and relationships with a unique spin that blends nature, entertainment and adventure. All three series will be available across Discovery platforms later this year.

"We've documented people all over the world doing the most extreme things - whether it's risking their lives out at sea, street racing or traveling to space - but nothing better illustrates what it truly means to be human than our quest for love," said Nancy Daniels, Chief Brand Officer, Discovery & Factual. "We are combining core elements of the Discovery brand with the complexities of finding love and companionship, and the results will both thrill and tug at the heartstrings."

Today, dating has become filtered - through the clothes we wear, jobs we have, and lives we share on social media. But what if it was all stripped away - the filters, dating apps and curated personas - leaving room for only our most primal wants and needs, and exposing who we really are in the process? Would we forge stronger connections? Discovery seeks to answer these questions and more in NAKED AND AFRAID OF LOVE, a groundbreaking take on modern dating that is the ultimate blend of survival and romance unlike anything viewers have seen. By stripping it all away - beginning with the clothes - NAKED AND AFRAID OF LOVE sets out to uncover what happens when 16 complete strangers - 8 single women and 8 single men - attempt to find true love while working together to survive the elements and each other on an unforgettable island paradise.

Bringing together the fun of relationship competition shows with the mating rituals of the Animal Kingdom, MATING SEASON (wt) spotlights what happens when humans look to the natural world for help in the love department. Animals have courtship down to a science with tried and true techniques for finding a mate that are far removed from any of the distractions or complications of modern human dating. MATING SEASON (wt) asks the question: Can mating like animals help find love as humans? In the all-new series, eligible women and men will leave behind their human habits and attempt to find true love, animal style. With truly animalistic challenges, such as limited speaking opportunities and choreographing the perfect mating ritual to win over their potential mates, MATING SEASON brings out the animal within to unleash our natural instincts in the pursuit of true love.

Finally, what happens when long-distance couples have found their soulmates at long last, but come to find they live completely different lives? In an all-new series from the producers of 90 Day Fiancé, MOUNTAIN LOVE, five people from cities and suburbs decide to move-in with their long-distance partners who live way, way off-grid in some of the most remote corners of the country. Will their relationships survive this real-world experiment as they take the ultimate plunge to leave civilization - and indoor plumbing - behind? With a wide range of unique stories, from an off-the-grid couple looking to become a "throuple" with the addition of a sister-wife, to a mountain mama who's convinced her younger, city-loving man to join her in the remote ranch in Arizona, these complex relationships will need to endure more than just the elements - they'll need to survive each other in the process.

NAKED AND AFRAID OF LOVE is produced for Discovery by Renegade 83, an Entertainment One (eOne) company, with David Garfinkle, Jay Renfroe and Jay Bienstock as executive producers. For Discovery, Michael Gara is executive producer and Paola Espinosa is associate producer.

MATING SEASON (wt) is produced for Discovery by Boat Rocker Studios through Matador Content. For Matador, Todd Lubin, Jay Peterson, and Sam Brown are executive producers. For Discovery, Gretchen Morning is executive producer and Greg Wolf is producer.

MOUNTAIN LOVE is produced for Discovery by Sharp Entertainment. For Sharp Entertainment, Matt Sharp, Dan Adler, and Doug Fitch are executive producers. For Discovery, Erin Wanner and Keith Hoffman are executive producers, and Sarah Russell is supervising producer.

About discovery+

discovery+ is the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service. discovery+ features a landmark partnership with Verizon that gives their customers with select plans up to 12 months of discovery+ on Verizon. discovery+ has the largest-ever content offering of any new streaming service at launch, featuring a wide range of exclusive, original series across popular, passion verticals in which Discovery brands have a strong leadership position, including lifestyle and relationships; home and food; true crime; paranormal; adventure and natural history; as well as science, tech and the environment, and a slate of high-quality documentaries. For more, visit discoveryplus.com or find it on a variety of platforms and devices, including ones from Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Samsung.

About Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 88.3 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.





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· MATING SEASON (DISCOVERY PLUS)
· MOUNTAIN LOVE (DISCOVERY PLUS)
· NAKED & AFRAID OF LOVE (DISCOVERY PLUS)





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