HBO Max Bowing Reality Dating Series ‘Fboy Island’

HBO Max has announced the upcoming 10-episode reality dating series “Fboy Island” hosted by comedian and actress Nikki Glaser (“The Nikki Glaser Podcast,” nationwide comedy tour “One Night With Nikki Glaser”).

The series concept was created by Elan Gale (“The Bachelor” franchise) with Sam Dean (HBO Max’s “12 Dates of Christmas,” “Love is Blind”) as showrunner. “Fboy Island,” from STXalternative, filmed earlier this year in the Cayman Islands, and is slated to debut this summer.

In the series, three women move to a tropical island where they’re joined by 24 men — 12 self-proclaimed “Nice Guys” looking for love, and 12 self-proclaimed “FBoys,” there to compete for cold, hard cash. The women will navigate the dating pool together with the hope of finding a lasting love connection. By the finale, all will be revealed — who is a Nice Guy, who is an FBoy, and who the women ultimately choose.

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“This is an incredibly entertaining dating show full of twists and turns that will leave the audience constantly guessing,” Jennifer O’Connell, EVP of nonfiction and live-action family at HBO Max, said in a statement.

“We are especially excited for viewers to watch these strong women, guided by the hilarious Nikki Glaser, team together and empower each other to say ‘F-Boy, F-Bye,’” added Sarah Aubrey, head of original content for HBO Max.

“When I first got the call to be a part of a reality dating show called ‘Fboy Island,’ I said yes immediately,” Glaser said in a statement. “Then I realized they weren’t asking me to be one of the girls looking for love. That is not a joke; it was embarrassing. But as a massive fan of this genre, hosting this show was a true dream. I look forward to hosting for the next 43 seasons. I knew going into it that a show created and produced by the people behind my two favorite shows (“The Bachelor” & “Love Is Blind”) was going to be insanely good, but this one exceeded my expectations. I already know what happens and I can’t wait to watch it every week.”

AVOD Service Tubi Gets ‘The Bachelor’ Reality TV Franchise

Ad-supported VOD platform Tubi March 14 announced a content deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution for select catalog seasons of “The Bachelor” reality TV dating show.

Launched in 2002, “The Bachelor” affords a lone male contestant the opportunity to be wooed by a pool of female romantic interests. The same concept with a lone female contestant – dubbed “The Bachelorette” – debuted in 2003. “Bachelor in Paradise” bowed in 2014 featuring cast rejections for the previous two shows. All three shows are hosted by Chris Harrison.

San Francisco-based Tubi will offer the first seasons of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette,” “The Bachelorette: Trista & Ryan’s Wedding” as well as the fifth season of “Bachelor in Paradise,” beginningApril 1.

The series underscores Tubi’s ongoing expansion of its content library of more than 12,000 movies and television series.

“This massive franchise strengthens our larger content partnership with Warner Bros. and marks the first of many big reality series we’re bringing to the service,” chief content officer Adam Lewinson said in a statement.