The CW Greenlights New Reality Series 'The Hunt' and 'Perfect Score'

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December 12th, 2012

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December 12, 2012 (Burbank, California) ? Continuing to add more year-round original programming, The CW has ordered two new reality series: THE HUNT, a thrilling, one-hour competition series, and PERFECT SCORE, a unique twist on finding the ideal mate, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW. Premiere dates will be announced at a later time.


THE HUNT is an intense wilderness competition taking place over one month, as 12 teams of two are provided no food, water, or shelter, but must compete in a game where they'll rely on their physicality, survival skills, and hunting skills to endure their conditions, capture one another, and ultimately win a huge cash prize. Executive produced by David Garfinkle (“Ready for Love”), Jay Renfroe (“Ready for Love”) and Greg Goldman (“Ready for Love”), THE HUNT is from Renegade 83 and Blackbird Television in association with Warner Horizon Television.


PERFECT SCORE puts a unique twist on dating game shows by not only giving players a chance to win a date, but also the opportunity to win cold hard cash -- IF they can successfully identify their perfect match. In each half-hour episode, two friends compete to see who can pick their ideal mate from a group of 12 prospective singles, after both the players and the contestants have taken compatibility tests. These tests are used to assign cash values to each possible match, and the player who selects the most compatible single – with the highest cash value – wins the cash prize and the date! Created and executive produced by Scott St. John (“America’s Got Talent,” “Deal or No Deal,”), PERFECT SCORE is from FremantleMedia North America (“American Idol,” “The X Factor,” “America's Got Talent”).


  • Winston Mize

    …..So this is how the Hunger games began…..

  • Winston Mize

    The C-Dub should just stop with the reality…

  • RJ

    Not the greatest product, but they are trying.

  • I LOVE TV!

    Am I the only one who finds The Hunt really exciting? C’mon guys…

  • Dillan

    The Hunt sounds interesting.

  • Anon

    So, if Perfect Score comes in half-hour episodes, doesn’t that imply there will be another new show of similar length?

    Or I guess they could air half-hours, back to back…

  • Anon

    I mean 2 episodes of Perfect Score, back to back.

  • Mike D

    the hunt = survivor + hunger game??

  • Tommy

    So with “the Hunt” I guess the reworked “the selection” pilot wasn’t working out… Too bad twinge those books were tailor made the the CW…

  • Sergio

    Seriously?? I don’t like how they sound hehehe

  • CoolRanchDoritos

    They’ll both be gone by summer. Hopefully sooner.

    CW is not the channel for these types of shows.

  • CrimTV

    @Winston Mize

    Why? Oh Sit! was predicted to fail and ended up scoring 0.4’s in Summer and that Breaking Pointe thing was also renewed, better to have originals than repeats during Summer.

    Also ‘The Hunt’? isn’t that similar to Oh Sit! in the fact that they both sound like popular swearing words :D

  • Amy

    I’m disappointed in Mark. I thought he was brought in to make the network better, not worse.

  • juliedawn

    The Hunt sounds interesting enough to check out…..

  • CrimTV


    Yes he is making it worse by actually putting NEW PROGRAMMING in the Summer instead of boring repeats that score 0.1 to 0.3.

  • POIFanatic

    I hate THG which was all-around bad and convoluted and ripped off the far superior Battle Royale and Running Man. But, I am interested in this show.

  • Brandy

    @crimtv, I think Amy’s talking about quality of the shows or airing shows that will get good ratings or. The fact that the majority of Americans are sick and tired to death of reality shows,cheap though they may be to make.Breaking Pointe didn’t get over a million viewers and only got 0.3-0.4 demo, Same with Remodeled,H8 tr,The Next and OhSit only had maybe three episodes getting above a million viewers and 0.5 , the rest were below a million viewers and z0.3-0.4 demo.Repeats get the same ratings and the network has already paid to air the episodes three times (so why pay for shows?)and airing reruns may help bring in new viewers or give a fan who missed a couple episodes a chance to catch up.CWs failed at having an original reality show that is a hit and OhSit wasn’t a hit,ANTM is thier only reality show that got good ratings and it’s not a CW original so maybe cw needs to stop with new reality shows.Plain Jane that aired two or three summers ago did what would be considered ok-good now0.5-0.7 nbut that was bad back then so it was cancelled.Not to mention,The Hunt is Hunger Games/Survivor mash up ripoff.I do like Breaking Pointe though, but these new reality shows sound awful.

  • Survivor Fan

    The Hunt sounds as if the CW is going for a male demographic (at least relatively so). It will be the first CW show that I have watched in a long time. I was, however, going to watch The Frame.

  • Winston Mize

    @crimtv I think Brandy summed up what I was feeling pretty nicely. I appreciate he doesn’t want to go dark, I really do, I just wish reality shows weren’t his go to answer. The L.A. Complex while not the best rated program felt like a tep in the right direction. Get a few import comedies like 18 to life, add in a few teen dramas, or nightime soap, something guilty pleasurish and cheap, hell, rerun old wb/cw shows durung the summer, the reality path seems like a trail too tired to tread at this point.

  • Holly

    @Brandy and Amy,

    If these were regular season shows, I would see your point, but for summer filler? We’re talking about shows that will air against repeats and Diving with the Stars. The CW needs to focus their energy and money on fixing the regular season before getting too worried about summer.

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