Seven spruiks new ‘provocative’ dating show Kiss Bang Love amid new programming slate

Network Seven has commissioned a new show called Kiss Bang Love challenging contestants to “kiss their way to love”, as it looks to take advantage of the success of The Bachelorette and Married at First Sight for its rivals.

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Another social experiment style show revealed in next year’s line up is The Day the Cash Came, where hard up people have a suitcase full of cash dropped on their doorstep and then a film crew follows the “heartwarming highs and crushing lows as these families’ lives are changed forever”.

Among its raft of new shows for next year is a version of UK light entertainment show Saturday Night Takeaway, called Sunday Night Takeaway, in which studio audiences can win the ad breaks, as well as a new drama starring Rebecca Gibney called Wanted, as well as a Molly Meldrum biopic.

Kiss Bang Love is described as a “provocative new dating format from the creators of Married at First Sight”.

According to the blurb: “Research shows that kissing is a powerful tool in our search for the right partner so in a radical new TV experiment, we put this to the test. Ten Aussie singles will be matched with 15 potential partners. Most are strangers. Some are acquaintances. Others may be former lovers.

“They’ll skip the awkward dates and try to kiss their way to love before deciding who to take on a romantic holiday. Will a pash lead to passion? Is one smitten after a smooch? Can a kiss from a stranger end in love?”

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Sapphires star Jessica Mauboy will star in a new show

Other new shows include Jessica Mauboy starring in ‘contemporary family drama’ The Secret Daughter which was written specifically for her, and sees her play a part time pub singer who falls in love with a hotelier leading to a series of life changing events.

Seven has also confirmed Dancing With The Stars and Winners & Losers, which both suffered ratings downturns this year, will return next year alongside reality formats My Kitchen Rules, House Rules and X Factor. Unsurprisingly Restaurant Revolution has been dropped.

New hit drama 800 Words will also have a second season next year.


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