'Hunt,' 'Perfect Score' added to slate
The CW continues to invest in its unscripted lineup, ordering reality series “The Hunt” and “Perfect Score.”“Hunt” is an hourlong wilderness competition series taking place over a single month. Twelve duos will rely on survival and hunting skills to capture each other and win a cash prize. David Garfinkle, Jay Renfroe and Greg Goldman will exec produce for Renegade 83 and Blackbird Television in association with Warner Horizon Television. In “Perfect,” two friends compete to pick each other’s ideal mate from a group of 12 potential singles; an additional twist is that cash values are assigned to each possible match following compatibility tests. Scott St. John (“America’s Got Talent,” “Deal or No Deal”) created the skein and will exec produce for FremantleMedia North America. No premiere dates were announced. Project orders come at the end of a year that showed weak returns for CW’s slate of unscripted programming. Frosh reality skeins “Breaking Pointe” and “Oh Sit!” were renewed for second runs despite meager ratings. (The CW initially toyed with offering a second season of “Breaking” online after a strong digital performance before giving the go-ahead for a second broadcast season.) Network’s vet reality series “America’s Next Top Model” was given an order for a 20th season this fall, though even “ANTM” has seen viewership slide over the last several years and now airs on Friday. Forthcoming cycle offers a fresh spin on the format, featuring male models alongside femmes.