For those people who are comparing this new series to the summertime addiction of last year - the similarities are intentional.
Not only does the show have a lot of the same producers and crew from Paradise Hotel, the show's idea was actually conceived from the sense of dementia and mass-hysteria that came about towards the end of the series. Intrigued by what was going on at Paradise Hotel, the people at Fox asked themselves what would happen if the showed *didn't* end? How far would the craziness go? How long could it last? Thus came the premise of Forever Eden--which executive producer Tom Gutteridge has even referred to has Paradise Hotel version 2.0: Put a bunch of people in a secluded "paradise" for as long as possible and see what happens.
Oh, and PH fans don't despair -- although the two shows are very, very similar, Fox has hinted that the original Paradise "could still return next summer" (Mike Darnell, head of alternative programming at Fox).
the article from which I obtained this information can be read here:
I don't know about the rest of you, but I can't wait! It's been entirely too long since I've had cold sweats and stomach aches while sitting in front of the television, not believing the 'real-life' Lord of the Flies situations unfolding in front of me.
I've got two tickets to Eden.