With The Bachelor taking a hiatus (well, until their spinoff Listen to Your Heart premieres in April), you need to fill that reality TV dating void in your heart with some shows that are equally as hot and steamy.
While there are plenty of choices to make from the Bachelor franchise, if you’re looking to shake things up the same way Peter Weber did on his season, we suggest these shows!
Young scientist Lisa is strapped for cash and needs it to fund a life-changing project when Anne Montgomery (Oscar-winner Renée Zelwegger) approaches her with an offer she can’t refuse: one night alone with her husband. The only condition: she cannot ask what happened.
The telenovela lasted only one season before ABC canceled it, but it was a sizzlin’ drama focused on a forbidden love story and a who-dun-it murder mystery. Two of our favorite things.
Liza, a 40-year-old single-mom struggles to re-enter the working world. But when she meets a 26-year-old guy who believes she’s his age, it all becomes so clear as she fakes her age, gets a publishing job, and gets a second shot at her crazy 20s… that is until people start figuring out her secret that she’s trying desperately to protect.
The Bold Type
Fashion meets sex on The Bold Type. Three besties — Kat, Sutton, and Jane — are living their best lives in New York City and working for a fashion magazine, Scarlett. As they “push the envelope” in their career, they’re also doing it in their daily life as they find themselves, have plenty of sexual experiences, and learn how to be comfortable in their own bodies while feeling as lost as most millennials do.
Sisters Beth and Annie and best friend Ruby get fed up with playing by the rules and constantly losing, so they get a crazy idea to rob a grocery store. One illegal decision suddenly lands them in hot water and starts a dangerous life of crime and even a crime of passion with one sexy “gang friend.”
The series explores the emotional and psychological effects of two affairs. Newlyweds Alison and Cole are experiencing problems in their marriage and she finds solace in the arms of Noah, a teacher vacationing at his in-laws’ Hamptons estate with his family. What starts off as a summer affair quickly becomes much more complicated.
Described as the “adult Twilight” and the more intense version of The Vampire Diaries when it first came out, Sookie Stackhouse, an oddball at school who can read minds, falls for a 173-year-old vampire named Bill Compton. Bill and his vamp clique have joined the land of the living after a new synthetic blood allows vampires to survive without human blood. Sex, lust, and bloodlust all fuel this HBO series.
A private school in Spain becomes the scene of a murder brought on by a clash between the rich and the poor. The murder mystery begins as no one knows who’s responsible, and there’s a lot of sexual tension between the good looking students that leads the storyline.
Reality TV Shows
In the same vein as many other dating reality shows, Love Island brings together a cast of hot singles ready for love and romance that’s fueled on by warm weather on the island and a grand prize of £50,00o.
Married at First Sight
The title of the series is pretty self-explanatory, but in the case that it needs to be explained, a group of strangers looking for love get married to a complete stranger the first time they lay eyes on him/her. They’re paired up with the help of a spiritualist, a relationship coach, and a sociologist who use “scientific matchmaking methods.” The remainder of the season documents their honeymoon and life after marriage. Following several weeks, the couple gets the option of staying together or splitting up.
Are You The One?
The Netflix series is a new kind of dating experiment that finds strangers meeting via cubes and falling in love without ever seeing each other. The whole idea is to remove looks from the equation and find your soulmate based on connection alone. If finding someone you vibe with is successful in the pods, the couples get engaged, have a honeymoon in Mexico, and walk down the aisle a few weeks later. Who will say yes? And who will walk away?
Want to Be on ‘Love Is Blind’? The Netflix Series Is Casting in Chicago
Are your ready to find love in an unconventional way? Were you obsessed with watching sparks fly during season 1 of Love Is Blind and want to meet your soulmate while chatting them up in a pod?
If so then you’re in luck.
Season 2 of Netflix’s hit reality series is currently casting in Chicago.
“Another big casting announcement for the windy city from our team here at Kinetic Content today! If you or someone you know are done with the dating game tag them below or share this casting call with them today!,” the casting agency wrote.
Another big casting announcement for the windy city from our team here at Kinetic Content today!If you or someone you…
If you want to find your soulmate – you can apply at Chicagosingles.castingcrane.com
It’s unclear how the casting process will be affected by the “shelter in place” order in Illinois right now, but maybe they’ll screen potential contestants via Zoom or FaceTime. It’s what the cool kids are doing these days anyway.
Even if you aren’t in the Chicago-land area, you can apply here: https://loveisblind.castingcrane.com/
Kinetic also casts for Lifetime’s Married at First Sight, which has a similar premise. While the casting notice initially focused on Chicago, since the coronavirus outbreak, they have limited their search solely to Atlanta.
If you’re in Chicago and have your sights set on the show, don’t worry as they promise to resist the area at a later date.
ANNOUNCEMENT for all Married At First Sight hopefuls: Due to unforeseen circumstances we are now CASTING MAFS out of ATLANTA! We will need to revisit Chicago at a later date! If you or anyone you know are single, reside in Atlanta and are ready to take the ultimate leap of faith, APPLY TODAY at mafsatlanta.castingcrane.com #Atlanta #ATL #singlesinatlanta #love #MAFS #marriedatfirstsight #mafslifetime
Posted by Kinetic Casting on Wednesday, March 11, 2020
In other casting news, if you want to be on The Circle, you’re in luck because Netflix just renewed the reality show (and Love Is Blind) for two more seasons.
While season 2 is already cast and no longer accepting submission, the renewal news means that you can now register for a spot on season 3 and 4!
If you’re exciting and think you would do well on the series, register at: TheCircleCasting.com.
We can’t wait to see your pretty faces on television!
Netflix Renews ‘Love Is Blind’ and ‘The Circle’ For TWO More Seasons
If you’re loving the reality TV shows Netflix is putting out lately, you’re not alone.
Thankfully, the reality slate isn’t going anywhere because both Love Is Blind and The Circle were such hits that the streaming service renewed them for two more seasons!
Both social experiments debuted their first season in 2020 and instantly became hits.
Marie Kondo and her team will set out to tidy up a small American town in the new series, Sparking Joy! pic.twitter.com/KoC4PUkhVs
— Netflix US (@netflix) March 24, 2020
Love Is Blind hails from Nick and Vanessa Lachey and finds several males and females looking for their soulmate through pods. They must meet and fall in love without seeing the other person face-to-face first. Their connection is then challenged in the real world for a month before they walk down the aisle and either say ‘I do’ or ‘I don’t.’
The Circle was a based on a British show and finds contestants communicating through a social media device. They must guess who is and isn’t a catfish while trying not to get eliminated. The winner goes home with a $100,000 prize.
Other shows that got renewed alongside the home-run non-scripted offerings includes Rhythm + Flow. Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, and Tip “T.I.” Harris, are on the hunt for the next hip-hop star.
Breakout star of the format Tidying Up With Marie Kondo, which will debut, Sparking Joy with Marie Kondo, as she cleans up a small town.
Love Is Blind is casting in Chicago right now. Read more now.
TV Shows to Binge During Your Self-Quarantine and Social Distancing
In case you haven’t been keeping up with global news, coronavirus, COVID-19, is forcing everyone to practice the 2020 version of”conscious uncoupling” known as “social distancing.”
Many cities/states are on lockdown with bars, restaurants, and other establishments closing their doors to keep the outbreak from spreading even more than it has.
If you’ve found yourself self-quarantined at home on the couch to prevent the spread of germs, you’ll likely be looking for things to keep yourself occupied.
Many shows have shuttered production with daytime and late-night talk shows going sans audiences or completely dark for the remainder of the month.
And this means it’s the perfect time to binge-watch those shows you’ve been putting off.
Here are some shows to watch during your self-quarantine.
What the world needs now is a fixer who could tell us all how to get out of this mess. Since that’s not possible, we have the next best thing in Olivia Pope, DC’s fixer and right-hand to the President, who is also in a torrid love affair with him. It’s political, dramatic, and sexy as hell to this day.
Don’t you wish we could all travel back to a time before the coronavirus? Same. Maybe if we had a time machine like Lucy, Wyatt, and Rufus, we totally could. But alas, we’ll have to settle for watching their journey through key historical moments as they attempt to stop Rittenhouse from destroying the world.
Locke & Key
Think Harry Potter meets Narnia. Netflix’s new fantasy thriller finds a family moving into a mansion following their father’s death where they learn that it’s filled with secret keys that open up portals to other dimensions. You never know where you’ll end up, but it’ll make you forget you’re curled up on your couch amidst a toilet-paper shortage.
Elliot works as a cybersecurity engineer by day and doubles as a vigilante hacker by night. When he’s recruited by a mysterious underground organization, he’s forced to do things that make him question his personal beliefs, his morals, and most importantly, what’s real and what isn’t.
Financial burdens (like the fact that you spent all your money stocking up on canned goods and paper towels) plague three suburban moms who are tired of always playing “catch up.” They decide to take matters into their own hands and rob a grocery store. Soon, they find themselves trying to navigate a world of crime that has absolutely no rules. As they try to survive, their actions will keep you on the edge of your seat.
You’ve already heard of Stranger Things, and if you haven’t seen it yet, it’s high time you do. The series takes place in 1980s Indiana and follows a group of young friends who become privy to supernatural happening within the government.
There’s no better time than during a quarantine to watch all 16 seasons of Grey’s Anatomy. Honestly, when else are you going to have the time? All you need to know is that it’s a medical drama, there’s a doctor named McDreamy, and Shonda Rhimes is the boss babe behind it.
The Good Place is a stroke of comedic genius mixed with some of the most insightful and wholesome storytelling of our generation. It’s also the only series that had the perfect series finale (fight me, but after coronavirus cause there’s a no-touching ban). Eleanor Shellstrop is shocked to find herself in the Good Place following her death and immediately realizes she’s there by mistake. No one is prepared for her hilarious afterlife antics as she hides from architect Michael and her new friends while trying to become a better version of herself.
Don’t be deterred by the plot — a young Latina woman learns she’s pregnant after she’s accidentally artificially inseminated. The series weaves together the best parts of a telenovela while adding heart, feshed-out characters, strong female leads, irresistible love interests, and family at the forefront of every storyline.
Love is Blind
In the reality TV vein, Netflix delivered the world’s newest obsession. It’s a social experiment that many claim prepared our generation for dating throughout “social distancing.” Love is Blind forces a handful of contestants to meet people while isolated in pods. Once they find their “soulmate,” they propose to them without meeting face-to-face and a few weeks later, walk down the aisle.
If you’re not familiar with Joe Goldberg, you’re missing out. YOU is a suspenseful thriller that digs into the mind of an obsessed serial killer and follows his romantic relationships.
Game of Thrones
Similarly to Greys Anatomy, when else are you going to find the time to watch all of Game of Thrones? This is the perfect time to dig into a pop culture phenomenon so you know what “winter is coming” means the next time someone mentions it.
The Marvelous Ms. Maisel
If there’s anyone that can cheer you up and put a smile on your face, it’s Ms. Maisel. Set in the late 1950s, Miriam aka “Midge” breaks the rules and pursues a career in stand-up comedy. While it’s unheard of for women of her class to pursue a career, it’s even more unheard of a woman succeeding in such an industry. But leave it to Midge to prove everyone wrong and do it with flair and style!
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