Fox TV to shoot "reality-based show on Ambergris Caye

The Island Newspaper, Ambergris Caye, Belize            Vol. 10, No. 36            September 7, 2000

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The recent television show, "Survivor" had millions tuning in to find out who the sole-survivor would be. San Pedro, Ambergris Caye will experience a "survival-type" television show in the near future, as Fox Television shoots a reality-based show on the island. This "relationship show" will bring together four couples who are not married, nor engaged but have been going out together for a period of time from a year to five years.

    The couples, all US residents, ages 22-35 have each agreed to date other people to put their present relationship to the test. Presently, these four couples have not made up their minds if they are ready to take the plunge into marriage. They have agreed to date other people to find out if the present partners are indeed their ideal soul mates and explore their true inner feelings. Fox Television will be flying thirty individuals to the island that match participant's descriptions of what their perfect date or mate would be. Upon their arrival to San Pedro, the couples will be separated and then surrounded by fifteen persons of the opposite sex for a period of twelve days. During this time, the participants can date as many of the choices as they wish. By the end of the twelve days, each individual from the original four couples will have narrowed down their choices to a favorite person and by the end of the show they will decide if they want to stay with their original partner, or break-up and settle on the new love found in paradise.

    The crew of Fox Television, consisting of almost one hundred people, are expected to be in San Pedro for a month. They will be staying at Journey's End Resort and Sundiver Beach Resort. The cast will be made up of 38 individuals who will be staying at Captain Morgan's Retreat and Mata Chica Resort.

    Filming will commence on September 17th at whatever location the couples choose to go with their single dates. It is anticipated that over 56 trips from the island to the mainland will be experienced by the participants. Mr. Tom Colamaria, Supervising Producer of the production, told the San Pedro Sun that this show is all about fulfilling a person's fantasy. It is about relationships and helping couples to make decisions that can lead them in the right direction for the betterment of their lives. He concluded it is similar to a matchmaking game.

    After a number of scouting trips to several destinations, Ambergris Caye was selected because of its location, friendly people and overwhelming beauty. Fox Television will air the show in January of 2001. On behalf of the people of San Pedro and "La Isla Bonita," welcome to the crew and participants of Fox Television.
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