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Groundbreaking reality series 'Paradise Hotel' celebrates 20th Anniversary and format success across Europe

20 November 2023 | Passion Distribution
Groundbreaking reality series 'Paradise Hotel' celebrates 20th Anniversary and format success across Europe

Paradise Hotel, the original groundbreaking reality TV show, celebrates its 20th anniversary since its debut in 2003. The hit series premiered on FOX US in 2003 and since then the format has gone on to become a global phenomenon, produced in 15 territories with over 80 seasons and a staggering 3,700 episodes aired worldwide.   

Paradise Hotel is the reality competition series, in which eleven sexy singles check in to a luxurious hotel. Their objective: to find a partner and stay in paradise the longest. Up for grabs - the chance to win a life-changing cash prize. But how far will a group of hot single guys and girls go to stay in paradise? 

This year also marks the 21st season of Paradise Hotel in Denmark, the first country to launch Paradise Hotel outside the US, produced by Mastiff. The format launched in Denmark on TV3 in 2005 and has never been off air since. Alongside Denmark four more seasons of Paradise Hotel have aired successfully across Europe this year. These include two seasons on TVN7 in Poland - Season 7 and Poland’s first spin off Paradise Hotel: All Stars, both produced by Golden Media Polska. Also new seasons in Sweden and Norway which aired on Viaplay this Spring produced by Mastiff. A new season of the format locally known as Eden Hotel is due to launch on 20th November on RTL and RTL+ in Hungary, produced by Paprika Studios.

Chris Brogden, Managing Director of Mentorn Media, the production company who originated Paradise Hotel, commented: “It’s so great to see Paradise Hotel continuing to delight audiences around the world. It’s an enduring format that has moved with the times, so it’s still relevant and popular after all these years."

Passion Distribution’s proven track record of talked about and entertaining formats continues. Nine Network has commissioned a reboot of the classic entertainment format Most Identical. Australia's Most Identical (2 x 90’) will see 100 sets of twins undertake fascinating tests and challenges in the hope of being crowned the nation's most identical pair. The two-part special features popular identical twin doctors and British TV presenters, Dr Xand and Dr Chris van Tulleken, who will set the challenges. Produced by Helium the special is due to air later this year. 

Worst Driver, the spectacular driving competition format to uncover the nation's very worst driver continues to drive success across international. The premiere of Worst Driver Season 12 in the Netherlands on RTL5 in Spring 2023, followed by the spin-off series, Best Worst Driver, also airing on RTL5. In Finland MTV3 has commissioned Season 9 of Finland's Worst Driver, which is due to air in Spring 2024. 

This follows Passion Distribution expanding its portfolio of dating formats, announcing at the Passion Showcase in Spring 2023 the acquisition of ABC Australia's hit show, Better Date Than Never, which has been recommissioned for a highly anticipated second season and also One Night Stand from E4.