FOX ‘Paradise Hotel’ Canceled After Four Episodes
Paradise Hotel initially premiered in 2003, hosted by Amanda Byram. FOX canceled, and then rebooted the show in 2008, again hosted by Byram. The network gave the Bachelor in Paradise and Love Island mash-up show another chance in 2019. This time they selected Kristin Cavallari as the host. However, FOX decided to pull the plug, again, after only four episodes.
What is the concept of ‘Paradise Hotel’?
Paradise Hotel is a dating reality television show where singles live together in a resort hotel. The show starts with an uneven amount of men and women, and the couples pair together. The single leftover leaves the show, and the contestants vote in a new person. In the latest season, viewers from home can participate in the show and vote in a single as well. The last couple standing receives a $250,000 cash prize.
FOX hired SallyAnn Salsano, the creator and executive producer of several MTV reality shows including Jersey Shore. Salsano, the executive producer for Paradise Hotel, is an admitted fan of The Hills and chose Cavallari to host. There were initially high hopes for Paradise Hotel. The President of FOX, Rob Wade, called the show “ahead of its time” and deemed it “can’t-miss television.”
Why did FOX cancel ‘Paradise Hotel’?
FOX has yet to announce why they have cut the show. Even though FOX paid influencers to live tweet during Paradise Hotel, the ratings did not do well. Only 1.4 million viewers tuned in for the premiere and 1.1 million watched live on Thursdays.
Critics claim viewers are not interested in dating reality shows that do not also include challenges where contestants compete against each other. Viewers have also been known to quickly lose interest in shows that feature people they don’t know.
FOX originally greenlit Paradise Hotel for 13 episodes. However, since it has been canceled, will the show will end at seven. The network will air three more episodes on Thursdays at 8 p.m. with the season finale on June 6. Allegedly, repeat showings of Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back and 9-1-1 will air for the weeks originally planned for Paradise Hotel. FOX also moved the premiere date of So You Think You Can Dance from June 10 to June 3.