Fox Books More Time for 'Paradise'
Thu Jul 17, 1:27 AM ET
By Nellie Andreeva
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Fox Broadcasting Co. has extended the run of the summer reality series "Paradise Hotel" by six additional weeks with the order of another dozen episodes.
The show, which airs twice a week, features a revolving group of single men and women living together in an exotic resort with one guest eliminated every week to make room for a new one.
There will be a seamless transition between the initial eight-week run and the new batch of episodes. "Paradise" premiered June 18 to modest ratings but has been inching up in recent weeks, even against heightened competition from unscripted fare on NBC and CBS.
"Paradise Hotel" hails from British production company Mentorn and U.S.-based A. Smith & Co.
"We're delighted that the audience has found the show and that Fox has given us such a terrific support," executive producer Tom Gutteridge said. "We're thrilled to be extended so soon into our run."