Castmates on MTV's The Real World have been hooking up for years. What if you added money as a incentive to pair off those frisky twentysomethings? That's the premise of MTV's new dating competition Are You The One?, which airs Tuesdays at 11/10c. Executive producer Rob LaPlante, who also serves as executive vice president of production company Lighthearted Entertainment, filled out TV Guide Magazine's showrunner survey to explain why, when it comes to guilty pleasure dating shows, Are You is the one to watch.
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Rob LaPlante: Are You The One? is fantastic guilty pleasure TV. Twenty hot MTV-aged singles living together in paradise with a $1 million motivation to hookup with each other. I think you can fit that in your DVR.
Three teams composed of three strangers are lowered by helicopter into the Southern Rockies where they face a journey through dense forests, towering peaks, and unpredictable weather as they attempt to find $100,000 first. With only a GPS device, the clothes on their backs and a bottle of water, the teams have three days to find the briefcase filled with money, and working together may be their only hope of avoiding the effects of exhaustion and sleep deprivation the environment presents. One team negotiates with a self- professed "diva" teammate while another faces the possibility of disqualification due to a medical emergency. watch
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Nine strangers, grouped into teams of three, are dropped into the wilderness and have 72 hours to find a briefcase full of cash in the constantly evolving weather of the southern Rocky Mountains. watch