WE TV has given the greenlight to new dating show “Ex Isle” with a 10-episode order, the cabler announced Thursday. Carmen Electra will host.
The series hails from SallyAnn Salsano’s 495 Productions, with Salsano (“Jersey Shore”) serving as an exec producer.
“Ex Isle,” which is set on a secluded tropical island in the Dominican Republic, helps former couples finally break free from one another so they can move on to form new, healthy relationships. The island setting helps to focus on issues away from daily distractions.
Dr. Ish Major, a psychiatrist specializing in women, children and families and an expert on broken relationships, joins Electra on the project, helping guide the former couples on their journey.
“‘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,” said Marc Juris, president of WE TV. “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.”
Salsano commented: “This is probably one of the most relatable shows I have been a part of. We all have exes and have been these people. You feel their pain and heartbreak like it’s your own; you root for them as they heal and find new love. Let’s just say, I’ve been up since we started filming, it is an emotional roller coaster, and I don’t want to miss a second.”
Joel Zimmer and Pam LaLima of 495 Productions will also exec produce with Salsano, in addition to WE TV’s Lauren Gellert, Angela Molloy and Mark Powell.
“Ex Isle,” which is in production, is slated to premiere in 2016.