FBoy Island: BBC Three bags HBO Max dating show
James R | On 18, Apr 2022
BBC Three has bagged the UK rights to a US reality dating competition from HBO Max in which three single women are tasked with sorting out the good boys from the bad.
Called FBoy Island, the 10-part series starts this week and follows the adventures of Sarah, Nakia and CJ – three women all looking to get into a serious relationship with men who really care about them. The good news is they have 24 guys to choose from, the bad news is only half of them are interested in forming a relationship, while the other half only there to win a cash prize.
Hosted by comedian Nikki Glaser, FBoy Island is about how much you can really judge a book by its cover. The women will use all their sleuthing skills to try and weed out the good guys with their best intentions at heart. In each show, CJ, Nakia and Sarah choose who they will go on dates with and who they will boot off the show. At the end of the episode will be the big reveal to find out whether the eliminated men were there for cash or for a real relationship. Anyone who reveals themselves as a lothario gets sent to “Limbro” to take part in group therapy to remedy their ways, while those revealed as nice guys are rewarded with a stay in “Nice Guy Grotto”. In the grand finale, the three women will then choose their final hopes for love.
Fiona Campbell, Controller of BBC Three, says: “This series completely flips the dating show concept on its head, which makes it fun and captivating viewing. It has a lot of humour and heart and although it shouldn’t be taken too seriously, it does leaves enough room for real romance. It’s already been received really well in the US and we think it will be a great addition to our original commissions on BBC Three.”
Episode 1 will premiere 10pm on Wednesday 20th April, followed by Episode 2 on Thursday. Episodes will then air weekly in consecutive nightly pairings – or the whole box set will be available on BBC iPlayer alongside the opening episode.