FYI gets into bed with Red Arrow’s “Kiss Bang Love”

The A+E Networks-owned cable net has ordered an Americanized version of social experiment format Kiss Bang Love (pictured) from Red Arrow International, to be produced by Kinetic Content.
July 28, 2016

A+E Networks-owned cable net FYI has ordered social experiment format Kiss Bang Love (pictured) from Red Arrow International. 

The U.S. version of the series (10 x 60 minutes) will be produced by Red Arrow Entertainment Group-owned shingle Kinetic Content. Production on the adaptation is slated to begin immediately.

Hosted by Married at First Sight‘s relationship and communication expert Rachel DeAlto, each episode of the series will feature a blindfolded contestant kissing a group of single people in a studio setting. After choosing the five best kisses, they meet again for a second kiss without blindfolds. Contestants will then select two partners to spend two nights with at a luxury hotel before choosing to whisk one away on a romantic holiday.

The concept is based on research that suggests the average person kisses 15 people and has at least two one-night stands before falling in love.

Kiss Bang Love was originally created by Denmark’s Snowman Productions and has since been sold into more than 10 territories, including Germany (ProSieben), Australia (Seven Networks), Denmark (TV3), Italy, France, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands and Finland.

Red Arrow International handles worldwide distribution for the format.

Chris Coelen and Sam Dean are executive producers for Kinetic Content, with Gena McCarthy, Liz Fine and Toby Faulkner listed for FYI.

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