Australia’s Seven Network has cancelled reality dating show Kiss Bang Love after one season.
Following low ratings, the network decided not to pucker up for Season 2, with the July 5 episode standing as the last in the series, it has been confirmed.
Despite the demise of the Australian version, the format will hope for much more love when Kiss Bang Love arrives in the US on FYI next season:
FYI GREENLIGHTS NEW ORIGINAL SERIES “KISS BANG LOVE”
SERIES FOLLOWS SINGLES SEARCHING FOR LOVE AS THEY TAKE PART IN A SOCIAL EXPERIMENT BASED ON BLINDFOLDED KISSING
NEW YORK, Thursday, July 28, 2016 – FYI has greenlit the red-hot international format, “Kiss Bang Love” from the creators and producers of “Married at First Sight,” it was announced today by Gena McCarthy, EVP of Programming and Development, FYI. Production begins immediately on ten one-hour episodes.
In “Kiss Bang Love,” singles searching for love will participate in a new social experiment to find their match based on blindfolded kissing. The series is hosted by “Married at First Sight” relationship and communication expert, Rachel DeAlto, who will provide guidance and advice to the singles throughout the experiment.
“FYI continues to pioneer and re-invent the relationship genre,” said McCarthy. “In ‘Kiss Bang Love,’ we explore whether blind physical chemistry can pre-determine romantic success.”
Each episode will follow a new man or woman as they meet ten potential mates and ultimately choose their favorite based on kissing while blindfolded, associated sensory perceptions and intimate conversations. Two final matches will go on romantic dates before a final decision is made.
“Kiss Bang Love” is produced by Kinetic Content for FYI. Chris Coelen and Sam Dean are executive producers for Kinetic Content. Gena McCarthy, Liz Fine and Toby Faulkner serve as executive producers for FYI. (FYI)