April 6, 2009 (Burbank, California) – The CW announced today that it will launch an original series for the summer: the reality relationship series Hitched or Ditched. Boston wedding photographers Person + Killian Photography will be featured as the photographer in the Boston episode. While it has to be kept a secret, Hollywood rumour has it that the best, Boston, leads the series of six episodes.
Hitched or Ditched premieres Tuesday, May 26 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET), following the season finale of REAPER (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET). Encore presentations will air Wednesdays (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET), beginning May 27. The six-episode run will continue until the season finale on June 30.
“We’re very excited to be launching original programming during the summer months for the first time,” said Dawn Ostroff, president, entertainment, The CW. “We want to keep this season’s momentum going by freshening our schedule with two new reality shows with fun, relatable concepts aimed squarely at our young female demo.”
Hitched or Ditched is a one-hour reality show focusing on couples who are in long-term relationships but have not yet taken that big leap into marriage. Nominated by a friend who believes it’s either time for the couple to tie to the knot or break up, each episode features a different couple who accept their friend’s proposition to set a wedding date in one week’s time. Throughout the week leading up to the big day, the couple is put through a series of personalized exercises that test their relationship, all while planning their dream wedding. They may have to confront their problems ranging from mending relationships with future in-laws to dealing with jealousy issues.
When the wedding day arrives, the couple will make the final decision will they tie the knot or call the whole thing off? Viewers will witness every emotional milestone as the couple decides if it’s time to get Hitched or Ditched. The series is hosted by Tanya McQueen (”Extreme Makeover: Home Edition“). Hitched or Ditched is produced by RDF USA in association with Next Entertainment. The executive producers are Mike Fleiss (”The Bachelor,” “High School Reunion”), Chris Coelen (”Secret Millionaire,” “Don’t Forget the Lyrics”), Greg Goldman (”Secret Millionaire,” “Wife Swap“), Mike Duffy (”Addicted to Beauty”) and Jason Ehrlich (”The Bachelor“).