Dating Series 'Paradise Hotel' Takes on 'Big Brother' Format, Will Air Three Nights A Week

A group of singles will enter the Paradise Hotel tropical resort on Fox Thursday night, where they'll stay for five weeks with one simple goal in mind: Stay coupled up, or go home. Those left standing at the end will have a shot at the big money grand prize.

What's different about Paradise Hotel, comparing it to its dating counterparts like The Bachelor franchise or MTV's Are You The One, or even the recently resurrected Temptation Island on USA is that it's all happening in real time.

The series will air three nights a week on Fox, starting Thursday, for its five-week run, and will feature a combination of recently recorded footage and live TV elements. In that regard Paradise Hotel is similar to the format of hit CBS reality show, Big Brother and its many internatioal counterparts. Hopefully that means fans are in for real-time drama that's sure to play out on social media in just a few weeks time.

It may also remind viewers of ABC's Bachelor In Paradise — not just because of the tropical resort setting, but in the way both shows whittle down the competition. Each week, those Hotel guests who are not in a couple will be sent home. The dismissal of one person makes room for another to enter, and potentially disrupt the remaining relationships.

Paradise Hotel is a reboot from the 2003 version, but this time, will be hosted by reality royalty Kristin Cavallari (The Hills, Laguna Beach, Very Cavallari). She shared her excitement for the series in a comment from Fox. "I'm so excited to be hosting Paradise Hotel this summer!" said Cavallari in the statement. "This show literally has everything–dating, love triangles, alliances, competition. I can't wait to stir the pot and have a front-row seat to all the drama!"

Fox revealed the first roundup of cast members on the Paradise Hotel Instagram page Thursday. Some of the singles include Deiondra Sanders, daughter of NFL Hall-of-Famer Deion Sanders, a hair stylist, a self-proclaimed mama's boy, and a handful of models.

The Paradise Hotel house is complete with a pool, game room and a decadent, outdoor bar that overlooks the ocean. Bedrooms in the house have both twin beds and larger varieties, that can easily sleep a couple.

Paradise Hotel is from the producers of The Bachelor, Jersey Shore and Love Island. It's considered a completely unscripted reality show, according to a January Fox press release.

When Does Paradise Hotel air?

The show airs its first episode tonight, Thursday, May 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7 p.m. CT. New episodes will premiere on Fox every Thursday, Monday and Wednesday.

This article has been updated to include that Paradise Hotel will air on Monday, not Sunday.

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