MTV UK has commissioned a new dating show Love Squad, from Endemol Shine-owned Workerbee.
The series will task groups of friends to take control of a single friend’s love life, in an attempt to try and find them the perfect match.
Love Squad, has been commissioned as a 30 x 22 minute series. Filming will begin this month, ahead of airing later this year on MTV UK.
In each episode, an unlucky in love dater will hand over the reins to their friends and family – The Love Squad – to try and find the perfect match in one night. The Love Squad will select three different dates from a pool of potential love matches for one night of dating drama. At the end of the night, the dater will find out whether the date they choose feels the same, or if they will once again be unlucky in love.
“Before dating apps were a thing, people first met in person and Love Squad brings some much-needed IRL back into the dating process,” said Craig Orr, VP Commissioning and Development, MTV International. “Viewers can expect plenty of excitement throughout as we hand over total control to a group of friends – after all, who better to choose your perfect match than the people who know you best.”
Rick Murray, Managing Director of Workerbee said; “We are really excited to be making our first series for MTV. And what a great format to kick off with. Funny, insightful, dramatic and hopefully the ‘friends’ will be spot on when it comes to finding their mates ‘the one’. Love Squad is a great addition to Workerbee’s rapidly expanding factual entertainment slate and we can’t wait to get going.”
Love Squad has been commissioned by Orr, Antony Rochford, Director of Programming, MTV UK and Kelly Bradshaw, VP, MTV UK. The series will be Executive Produced by Sean Murphy for Workerbee.