Toni Ferrari, star of Paradise Hotel, Love Cruise, and Kill Reality, is currently “dealing with the negative backlash from viewers who take the programs way too seriously.” Horrifyingly, Toni “was physically attacked in NYC,” “was bombarded by belligerent angry nightclub patrons and suffered severe trauma,” “encountered a stalker who literally camped out in front of… continue reading
Toni: “There was a lot more hooking up on the boat” than was on the show.” Discussing Love Cruise, Toni says a lot of hooking up and drinking wasn’t included in the final cut. She also says that to go on a reality TV show, “You’ve got to be stupid and desperate. I was both… continue reading
Michael: Ralph and Toni knew each other for five years before the show. Love Cruise‘s Michael answers questions about the show and reveals what happened behind the scenes. For example, he says, “Toni offered the bribe [to Jeanette] on a day when there was no filming,” and says Ralph and Toni were good friends long… continue reading
Love Cruise, other shows: “The game is rarely as entertaining as the people.” Recapping Love Cruise‘s season, Manuel Mendoza of the Dallas Morning News argues that, “These attempts at romance and strategy were amusing, but once the game aspects took over, the fun took a hike.”
Darin and Melissa win Love Cruise. Michael cast the deciding tie-breaking vote, making Darin and Melissa the winning couple on FOX’s Love Cruise. Jeanette and Michael became the tie-breaking votes after both Darin and Melissa and Adrian and Gina–a new couple added to the finals as yet another twist–received five votes each.
Love Cruise concludes tonight. FOX’s Love Cruise concludes tonight at 9 p.m. ET, and we’ll finally see if Toni’s eyes stay in her head when they bug out like that. A rule introduced last week makes it possible for any contestant to win–even those who were booted, a first for a reality TV show–as two… continue reading
FOX airs another episode of Love Cruise tonight. Employing a rather bizarre strategy of airing episodes on random evenings, FOX is pumping out another episode of Love Cruise tonight at 9 p.m. ET. It also airs in its regularly scheduled time slot tomorrow night.
commentary: “Love Cruise sank. Can networks keep ‘reality’ shows afloat?” The debut of Love Cruise was seen by only 6 million people, prompting The Washington Post’s Lisa de Moraes to overreact and suggest that the attacks “may have destroyed viewer taste for some of the more vapid reality programs.” That may be true for some… continue reading
a boat full of “the newest batch of attention starved media whores.” Recaps are nothing new, but recaps written by a cast member on the show are. Love Cruise‘s Michael is recapping the series he stars in, “completely abandoning the fact that I know all of these people on a very personal level,” he writes…. continue reading
Love Cruise (really) debuts tonight. Love Cruise: The Maiden Voyage debuts tonight at 9 p.m. ET on FOX. The second episode airs tomorrow night, also at 9 p.m. (Links to reviews of “Fuck Boat” are here.)
Love Cruise pushed back. FOX initially delayed Love Cruise‘s debut from last Tuesday to tonight, but has decided to follow other networks and delay the premiere until next Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET. A second episode will air next Wednesday at 9.
Love Cruise debuts tonight. After many delays–the show was to air last winter–Love Cruise: The Maiden Voyage is finally airing, debuting at 9 p.m. ET on FOX. What critics are saying about the show known as “Fuck Boat”: “quite see-worthy” “a cut above the sheer silliness of Temptation [Island]” “a bit unseemly and therefore an… continue reading
are FOX reality TV shows about relationships? love? hot sex? Producers of upcoming FOX reality TV shows, from Love Cruise to Temptation Island 2 talk about the foundations of their shows. The co-creator and executive producer of Temptation Island 2 defends his show: “I think a discussion of relationships in a public forum isn’t a… continue reading
Love Cruise delayed until Sept. The latest from FOX is that Bunim-Murray’s frequently delayed Love Cruise will finally air in September, running for two months in the Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET slot. On at least two dates, the network will probably run two new episodes in a single week. The show was going to… continue reading
Temptation Island’s time slot will go to Boot Camp, not Love Cruise. Boot Camp, the eight-episode show about people who submit themselves to “Marine-style basic training,” will likely replace Temptation Island in its Wednesday at 9 time slot. Inside.com says that Bunim-Murray’s Love Cruise, which is known in the industry as “Fuck Boat,” is being… continue reading
EW: Love Cruise is a “randy see-worthy” show. Last week’s Entertainment Weekly (online now) explored FOX’s big entry into the reality TV arena, Bunim-Murray’s Love Cruise. EW’s Mike Flaherty goes behind the scenes and explores the “sadistic, voyeuristic glee” of the show. It puts eight men and eight women on board a ship, pairing them… continue reading
more reality TV on the docket for FOX. A combination of special one-time events (like I Want a Divorce) and series-oriented reality TV shows (like Bunim-Murray-produced Love Cruise) will be on FOX’s schedule in the near future.
Bunim-Murray: help us with the next Real World. plus: casting the dateless for a Sept. Singles Cruise. The producers of The Real World and Making the Band are looking for help with their next show; e.mail them with your gripes about past casts and ideas for their 10th season. Also, they’re developing a new show,… continue reading