The CW is getting their summer programming in line and have added 2 new shows to the schedule.
New unscripted series, A Wicked Offer, will test how far couples will go for money, and the network also acquired a scripted comedy from the United Kingdom, Dates, featuring Game of Thrones star Oona Chaplin and Thin Red Line star Ben Chaplin.
You can read the descriptions of both shows, straight from the official press release, below:
In the outrageous, darkly comic one-hour series A WICKED OFFER, couples are presented with a series of Faustian bargains, as they must decide to complete a series of scandalous and controversial tasks involving their unsuspecting friends, families and co-workers for cash prizes. With each challenge testing the couple’s moral and ethical boundaries, the couples must weigh the potential havoc wreaked on their relationship with each other and everyone involved. As each task is completed, the stakes and the cash value are raised, forcing the couple to decide how far they’re willing to go for money.
The CW has also acquired nine episodes of the British comedy DATES, in which each episode focuses on a first date between two people who have met on an online dating service. The series explores the issues, intricacies, romance, and danger of modern relationships and the thrills, calamities, lies, and truths of first dates. Featuring a cast that largely changes with each episode, DATES includes such stars as Oona Chaplin (“Game of Thrones”), Ben Chaplin (“Thin Red Line”), Andrew Scott (“Sherlock”), Katie McGrath (“Dracula”), Amanda Hale (“The White Queen”) and Gemma Chan (“Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit”). Bryan Elsley created the series that aired on Channel 4 in Great Britain.
Premiere nights and times will be announced at a later date and we’ll be sure to keep you updated on that info once it becomes available.
In the meantime, let us know what you think of both shows in the comments below.
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