A&E to debut “Love Prison” in September

The Leftfield Pictures-made social experiment show (pictured) will test the bonds of online daters by forcing them to live together for a week in a house stripped of comfort, technology and distraction.
August 12, 2014

A&E will begin airing the social experiment show Love Prison (pictured) next month.

The Leftfield Pictures-made reality series, which premieres on September 8 at 10 p.m. EST/PST, follows couples who have only dated online and decide to test their bond by meeting face-to-face, while living in a house on a deserted island for one week.

The house is stripped of comforts, technology and distraction, and at the end of the week the pair must decide whether to stay together or scrap the romance.

Producers promise the show will “test the validity of online compatibility versus real-life chemistry” by forcing the couple to spend 23 hours indoors, subjecting them to surprise interruptions and playing video interviews revealing secrets about their pasts, in case things seem to be going too well.

Love Prison is exec produced by Leftfield’s Brent Montgomery, David George and Jordana Hochman, and A&E’s Drew Tappon, Shelly Tatro and Devon Graham.

Watch a teaser for the series below:

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