Target marries off ‘Wife’ format to Fox

Show created by New Zealand's Touchdown Television

LONDON — U.K. indie Target Distribution has sold reality format “I Want a Wife: Alaska” to the Fox network, its fourth U.S. deal.

The show, created by New Zealand production company Touchdown Television, will be produced be LMNO Prods.; Fox has ordered seven one-hour episodes. The deal was brokered by the William Morris Agency in London.

The show will follow four southern city women as they search for a husband in Alaska from a pool of 40 men. Their prospective mates must prove their worthiness in a series of competitions designed to showcase physical fitness and intelligence.

Target holds the worldwide rights to the format and the Fox deal is the fourth for the company in the U.S. market. Previously, it sold “Single Girls” to ABC, “Popstars” to the WB and “Daylight Robbery” to USA Network.

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