British free-to-air TV channel ITV has commissioned a new reality series that sees couples taking a break to focus on themselves.
Singletown (15 x 60 minutes) follows five couples who will pause their relationships to spend a summer living the single life in London.
The series will pick couples with varying reasons to take a break, whether that’s high school sweethearts needing new experiences, recent pairings on the rocks or just pairs of people in need of self discovery.
At the end of the summer, each couple will have to decide whether to reconnect or remain single.
The series is set to premiere later this year on ITV2.
Singletown is made by Israeli indie prodco Keshet Productions. It was commissioned for ITV2 by Paul Mortimer (pictured), head of digital channels, and Amanda Stavri, commissioning editor of factual entertainment. Ros Coward and David Williams serve as executive producers for Keshet.
Applications to be a part of Singletown are currently open on the ITV website.
“Singletown is a fun relationship show featuring a diverse mix of young couples from all over the UK brought together in the most aspirational urban setting — London in the summer,” said Mortimer in a statement. “ITV2′s young audience will hopefully be hooked on the dating dilemmas, twists and turns and the fresh and re-kindled romances that emerge from this exciting new format.”
“Singletown has a unique starting point — it begins with an end — and I can’t wait to watch these freshly minted singles have an unforgettable summer in the city,” added Williams.