Netflix has confirmed plans for its reality romance slate in 2022, including a new season of Fremantle’s Too Hot to Handle. Kinetic Content’s Love is Blind gets two new seasons, plus two new series from Kinetic  – The Ultimatum and a singleton match-up format.

A US version of Australian hit dating show Love on the Spectrum launches in 2022, as does sibling format Dated and Related, from Great Scott and Main Event Media. Indian Matchmaking has been recommissioned, along with a Jewish Matchmaking spin-off.

The second season of Love is Blind marked five consecutive weeks on Netflix’s global Top 10 list for English-language TV series, reaching the Top 10 in 54 countries after it premiered on February 11.

Kinetic’s The Ultimatum features six different couples, on the verge of marriage. One partner is ready to get married, the other isn’t quite as sure. An ultimatum is issued – and in just over eight weeks, they must commit to marriage, or move on. In the meantime, each will choose a new potential partner from one of the other couples, in a life-changing opportunity to get a glimpse of two different possible futures.

The series has already been commissioned for an upcoming all-queer season coming.

Kinetic is also behind a new series bringing together stars from favourite shows who are still single. Contributors will include participants from Too Hot To Handle, Love Is Blind, The Circle, Selling Tampa, among others. It will be hosted by Nick Lachey. Executive Producers are Chris Coelen, Eric Detwiler, Sarah Dillistone and Sharyn Mills.

Love on the Spectrum, produced by Northern Pictures, is a docu-reality series following people on the autism spectrum as they navigate the world of dating and relationships. Executive producers are Karina Holden, Cian O’Clery

Dated and Related features pairs of siblings searching for ‘the one’ together. Executive producers are Leon Wilson, Ed Sleeman, Saul Fearnley, Jimmy Fox

Indian Matchmaking season two premieres this year, season three coming soon. The Emmy-nominated series will return for two more seasons, with matchmaker Sima Taparia. Produced by Industrial Media’s The Intellectual Property Corporation and LLC, the executive Producers are Aaron Saidman, Eli Holzman, Smriti Mundhra, and J.C. Begley

The same team are behind Jewish Matchmaking which will feature singles in the US and Israel as they turn their dating life over to a top Jewish matchmaker.

Too Hot To Handle will get a fourth season. Developed by Laura Gibson and Charlie Bennett, it’s produced by Fremantle’s Thames and Talkback. Executive producers are Ashley Whitehouse and Viki Kolar; Amelia Brown for Thames and Jonno Richards for Talkback


Pippa Considine

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