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MTV greenlights U.S. version of “Ex on the Beach”

MTV International reality series Ex on the Beach is getting a U.S. adaptation. The Viacom-youth focused network has ordered 10 episodes of the series for the American marketplace. The reality show features 10 ...
March 16, 2018

MTV International reality series Ex on the Beach is getting a U.S. adaptation.

The Viacom-youth focused network has ordered 10 episodes of the series for the American marketplace. The reality show features 10 romantically embattled reality stars from shows such as Vanderpump Rules, The Bachelorette and Big Brother, alongside everyday singles who get blindsided by their exes.

The localized adaptation will be produced by Entertainment One, with Tara Long  as executive producer.

Nina L. Diaz, Tiffany Lea Williams and Dan Caster are exec producers for MTV. Diana Morelli serves as co-exec producer for MTV.

Hosted by rapper and actor Romeo (pictured), Ex on the Beach is slatedto debut on April 19.

The series is based on an original format by Whizz Kid Entertainment, with Malcolm Gerrie and Lisa Chapman exec producing. Matt Anderson and Nate Green serve as exec producers, with Cooper Green co-exec producing for Purveyors of Pop. Richard Hall serves as executive producer with Alicia Martino and Keith Burke as co-exec producers.

The U.S. version will mark the 11th local adaptation of the format and marks the first time that an MTV International-originated format has been localized by MTV in the U.S.

Local versions have also been produced for MTV Brazil and MTV Netherlands and MTV Poland. The format has also been licensed and subsequently produced in seven additional territories outside of the MTV brand, including in Denmark, Finland, France, Hungary, Norway, Russia and Sweden.

From Playback Daily

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