On July 27, M6 and Fremantle will launch the access primetime dating show “5 hommes à la maison,” in which five men move into the house of a woman who is looking for a partner – and then get whittled down until just one is left. This is not the two RTL Group companies’ first dalliance into this genre as they have also been responsible for another dating format for years: “L’amour est dans le pré.”
In “L’amour est dans le pré,” the RTL Group subsidiaries, M6 and Fremantle, created the biggest summer hit on French TV – year after year. Now the experts are following up this remarkable success with another dating show: “5 hommes à la maison” (“Five men in the house”), produced by Fremantle exclusively for M6. It airs during primetime at 18:40 from Monday to Friday for a duration of 50 minutes. The new format’s title is also the name of the game; at the beginning of each new week, five men move into a woman’s house who lives alone and is looking for a partner. The woman’s preferences guide the selection of the applicants. Theoretically, each of them has all the prerequisites to win her heart – or even her entire family; but in the end, there can only be one, and so each day, one of the applicants will have to leave the house.
The season starts on July 27 with 36-year-old Jennifer from Marseille. Twice divorced, she is now a single mother, but dreams of having a big family and a bright future at the side of the man of her dreams. Her job as head of her own nursing company, where she always has to give her all, is one of the reasons that prevents her dream becoming a reality. The following men will move into her house in Marseilles: 42-year-old, recently divorced father of three, Alexandre, a [real-estate] broker from the outskirts of Aix-en-Provence; 44-year-old Loic, also from Aix, also divorced; Jérémy, 39, owner of a car dealership in Le Cannet and father of one child; 34-year-old entrepreneur Alexis, father of a six-year-old, divorced; and finally Dimitri, a 38-year-old manager and father of two daughters. Alexis and Dimitri both live in Jennifer’s hometown Marseille, so they enter the competition with a slight home court advantage.
Fremantle says that in selecting the candidates, who will change weekly, along with the partner-seeking woman, it has spared no expense in trying to set up soul mates. That is the only way to keep the race exciting. In any case, the detailed profiles of the candidates show a maximum match with the expectations of the partner-seeking woman. All candidates were screened, interviewed and thoroughly tested. M6 and Fremantle attach great importance to classifying “5 hommes à la maison” not as a fairy tale for TV, but as a very realistic format based on the daily life of single but partner-seeking people. (Source: benet)