WE tv’s “Sex Box” gets series order for 2015

U.S. net WE tv has greenlit relationship experiment series Sex Box (pictured) for a 9 x 60-minute run, set to air in early 2015.
August 21, 2014

U.S. net WE tv has greenlit the previously announced relationship experiment series Sex Box (pictured) for a 9 x 60-minute run, set to air in early 2015.

The Relativity Media-produced series – adapted from the UK version of the same name – sees couples first discussing their relationships with a panel of experts and then entering a camera-free, soundproof box on set in which they have sex. Immediately after, couples re-emerge to rehash their experience in the box with the panel.

WE tv’s panel of experts includes Dr. Fran Walfish, a Beverly Hills relationship psychotherapist who treats celebrity couples; Dr. Chris Donaghue, a clinical therapist and certified sex therapist; and Pastor Dr. Yvonne Capehart, the founder of “Healed for Real” healing and deliverance conference.

The show will also feature comedian Danielle Stewart, who will provide backstage commentary and interview each couple before they enter the box.

Sex Box is one of the most unique and compelling show concepts we’ve ever seen, and we can’t wait to bring it to WE tv,” said Marc Juris, president of WE tv, in a statement. “Our featured couples will get a once-in-a-lifetime experience, while our viewers will get the kind of bold, break-through-the-clutter programming they increasingly associate with WE tv.”

Sex Box is exec produced by Relativity Television’s Tom Forman and Brad Bishop, while executive producers for WE tv are Juris and Lauren Gellert, senior VP of original production and development.

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