Logo’s Gay Dating Competition Finding Prince Charming Being Formatted


LONDON: Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has acquired the format and season one rights for MTV’s original Stranded with a Million Bucks and Logo’s dating competition series Finding Prince Charming.

New for early 2017, the reality show Stranded with a Million Bucks features 10 cast members stranded on an island for 40 days with nothing but the clothes on their back. A million dollars is dropped on the island, which contestants can use to buy supplies and food. However, each purchase will reduce the size of this cash prize. The series is produced by Tollbooth TV for MTV in the U.S.

Finding Prince Charming made its U.S. premiere on Viacom’s Logo channel in September. The series, hosted by former NSYNC star Lance Bass, features 13 men competing to win the heart of an eligible gay bachelor.

Laura Burrell, the head of formats for international program sales at VIMN, commented, “It is fantastic news to be heading to MIPCOM with a portfolio brimming with ludicrously entertaining new titles. As long-time trail-blazers in iconic reality content, dating all the way back to The Real World through to Jersey Shore and Catfish: The TV Show, these new titles demonstrate our continued commitment to breaking new ground and are two perfect additions to the VIMN catalog. Along with Spike’s hotly anticipated new studio-based format That Awkward Game Show, we look forward to offering a truly unique slate of programming to our partners around the globe down in Cannes.”