The CW has picked up two new unscripted series: hour-long competition series The Hunt, a reality take on The Hunger Games; and Perfect Score, a half-hour dating game show with a cash prize. This is the network’s second stab at a Hunger Games-esque concept — last season, the network developed a piloted drama The Selection, which was in the same vein. The Hunt and Perfect Score are eyed for summer. The CW has been ramping up its efforts in the unscripted arena as it is yet to score a hit. Two of its recent entries, Oh Sit! and Breaking Pointe, were renewed for second cycles after so-so freshman runs. Here are descriptions of The Hunt and Perfect Score:
THE HUNT is an intense wilderness competition taking place over one month, as 12 teams of two are provided no food, water, or shelter, but must compete in a game where they’ll rely on their physicality, survival skills, and hunting skills to endure their conditions, capture one another, and ultimately win a huge cash prize. Executive produced by David Garfinkle, Jay Renfroe and Greg Goldman (Ready For Love), THE HUNT is from Renegade 83 and Blackbird Television in association with Warner Horizon Television.
PERFECT SCORE puts a unique twist on dating game shows by not only giving players a chance to win a date, but also the opportunity to win cold hard cash — IF they can successfully identify their perfect match. In each half-hour episode, two friends compete to see who can pick their ideal mate from a group of 12 prospective singles, after both the players and the contestants have taken compatibility tests. These tests are used to assign cash values to each possible match, and the player who selects the most compatible single – with the highest cash value – wins the cash prize and the date! Created and executive produced by Scott St. John (America’s Got Talent), PERFECT SCORE is from FremantleMedia North America.
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