MTV UK has commissioned Love Squad, a brand-new dating show that gives friends the chance to try to find the perfect match for a single member of the group.
In each episode of Love Squad, friends and family select three different dates from a pool of potential love matches in the hopes of finding the right suitor for the unlucky-in-love single in their lives. After going on three dates in one night, the dater will find out whether or not the person they pick returns their feelings. Love Squad, which will be produced by the Endemol Shine UK company Workerbee, has been commissioned as a 30×22-minute series for MTV UK. Slated to premiere later this year, the series will begin filming this month.
Craig Orr, VP of commissioning and development for MTV International, said: “Before dating apps were a thing, people first met in person and Love Squad brings some much-needed IRL back into the dating process. 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, added; “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.”