Fremantle Takes Farming for Love to CTV


Farming for Love follows five rural Canadian singles on their quest for romance. Produced by Lark Productions in collaboration with Fremantle and in association with CTV, the ten-part CTV original series is set to head into production later this year in British Columbia.

The format is based on an original concept from the British magazine Country Living, licensed by Fremantle. The Canadian French-language version, L’Amour est Dans le Pré, has had success on Noovo, which has just announced its eleventh season.

In the series, five farmers open up their farms and hearts to a select group of urban singles, living and working together. While adjusting to a new lifestyle and immersing themselves in a series of challenges, group activities and dates, they endeavor to find their one true love.

Michela Di Mondo, executive VP of distribution and sales for Canada at Fremantle, said: “Authentic and heartwarming, we have seen the continued success of this format across the globe, coming out on top as the number one entertainment show in several territories as well as creating a record number of lasting love connections. Wonderfully showcasing the many unique communities across the country, we are so pleased to be working with Bell Media and Lark to bring this one-of-a-kind series to CTV audiences.”

Justin Stockman, VP of content development and programming at Bell Media, said: “This format has built long-standing mass appeal both internationally and in Canada with Bell Media’s French-language adaptation, and we can’t wait to introduce this series, and the crop of singles hoping to find love, to CTV viewers. As this show has demonstrated, country and city can combine for lasting relationships, and together with our partners at Lark Productions and Fremantle, we look forward to following the romantic journeys.”

Erin Haskett, president of Lark Productions, said: “We are thrilled to partner with Bell Media and Fremantle on such an established and heartwarming format. Farming for Love promises to celebrate the diverse and wonderful world of Canadian farmers, and we look forward to bringing authentic connections into their lives through this exciting new series.”