WE tv has ordered 10 episodes of reality series Ex-Isle, on which a bunch of exes will be trapped on an island together. What could possibly go wrong? According to the network’s description of the show, Ex-Isle will help couples move on from each other so they can start new relationships. There to guide the former lovers through this process is Dr. Ish Major, a psychiatrist who will join the cast at the Casa de Campo Resort in the Dominican Republic to talk about why it’s bad to text your ex in the middle of the night.
But if you thought the premise stopped there, boy oh boy, you sure don’t know reality television! After the exes go through their processes of moving on, taking as much time as the one-hour episode format allows, 10 singles will arrive at the resort to give the sad losers a chance at fresh love. Oh, and it’s all going to be hosted by Carmen Electra, who promises to share relationship stories of her own.
Yep, Ex-Isle definitely sounds like a pitch from UnREAL’s Quinn and Rachel. If they were producing this show, you better believe these exes would not keep things civil on the island. But based on how WE tv’s president Marc Juris describes the show, Ex-Isle sounds more like it’s going to be more about “emotional health” than the drama. “Ex-Isle is a concept that’s completely untapped in the world of dating and relationship shows, but one that’s familiar to so many of us,” Juris said. “The couples featured will be given the tools and guidance to let go of the past and finally move towards building emotionally healthy and productive relationships. Viewers will witness a transformational journey that’s captivating, entertaining and relevant.” Yeah, working through a breakup on national television definitely sounds like the emotionally healthy thing to do.
Ex-Isle is set for 2016.