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Kristin Cavallari will host Paradise Hotel, which now has a premiere date and schedule

Kristin Cavallari will host Paradise Hotel, which now has a premiere date and schedule
Kristin Cavallari on The Today Show Feb. 28, 2019 (Photo by Nathan Congleton/NBC)

Fox’s reboot of Paradise Hotel will air in the early part of this summer, and will be hosted by reality TV star Kristin Cavallari.

Fox has scheduled the show to air for three nights a week over just five weeks, which makes it considerably shorter than both the original Paradise Hotel, which lasted for 3.5 months, and the summer version of CBS’ Big Brother, which drags on for more than three months.

Paradise Hotel is somewhat similar to a show that followed and borrowed from it, Bachelor in Paradise, as its cast members have to pair up every week, and those who don’t will leave and be replaced by new cast members. The format of the new version isn’t yet clear, but Fox says that the cast “will be surrounded by sun, fun, flirtation and romance—all cloaked in a wild competition”

Amanda Byram, who’d hosted Fox’s The Swan, hosted both seasons of the original.

New host Kristin Cavallari is familiar to reality TV viewers: she was first cast on Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, and went on to other reality shows, including The Hills, Dancing with the Stars, and her new E! series Very Cavallari. She’s also written a cookbook and a memoir.

Kristin Cavallari, Ladygang
Kristin Cavallari when she appeared as a guest on E!’s Ladygang. (Photo by Nicole Weingart/E! Entertainment)

In a press release, Kristin said,

“I’m so excited to be hosting Paradise Hotel this summer! This show literally has everything—dating, love triangles, alliances, competition—and I can’t wait to stir the pot and have a front-row seat to all the drama!”

And Fox’s reality TV executive, Rob Wade, said,

“Kristin grew up on the frontlines of reality television and is the perfect host to introduce Paradise Hotel to a new generation of viewers. The show is a fun balance of romantic love, cutthroat competition and humor, and Kristin’s unique experience, especially with live television, makes her the best person to navigate the wild, unpredictable moments.”

Paradise Hotel’s schedule

The new season of Paradise Hotel will premiere May 9, a Thursday, with a two-hour episode, which starts at 8.

For the rest of the season, it’ll follow this schedule:

  • Mondays, from 9 to 10 p.m. ET/PT
  • Wednesdays, from 9 to 10 p.m. ET/PT
  • Thursdays, from 8 to 10 p.m. ET/PT

The Thursday episodes will include some “live elements,” according to Fox. That’s presumably for the exit of one cast member and the addition of a new cast member.

Fox says that viewers will be “helping to decide who stays and who goes.”

The reboot is being produced by SallyAnn Salsano and her 495 Productions, which is also responsible for Jersey Shore Family Vacation and other shows. The press release lists other producers and their credits:

  • Becca Walker (“Love Island,” “I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!”)
  • James Sunderland (“America’s Got Talent,” “SafeWord,” “Lip Sync Battle Shorties”)
  • Paul Osborne (“Big Brother,” “Celebrity Wife Swap,” “Secret Millionaire”)
  • Mentorn Media’s Celia Taylor (“50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy,” “A League of Your Own, with James Corden,” “An Idiot Abroad”)

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