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”).


  • rehabber

    Oh great, more “reality” shows, just what we need….NOT.

  • herpderp

    Just summer filler. Not a big deal.

  • Brandy

    Crimtv, I forgot to add two things in my previous post
    1.Fly Girls and High Society that aired two to year years ago in Midseason didn’t do well either and we’re cancelled after thier first seasons,like Plain Jane so that’s two more failed original reality shows for cw.
    2.Even though it’s summer,even though they’re cheat reality shows, original episodes of original episodes of shows in thier first season should be doing better than below a million a million viewers and 0.3-0.4 demo.

  • Holly


    Even though it’s summer,even though they’re cheap reality shows, original episodes of original episodes of shows in their first season should be doing better than below a million a million viewers and 0.3-0.4 demo.

    The CW can’t guarantee their regular season scripted originals stay above a 0.4, and you want them to do that for summer? Besides, if the reality shows are cheap enough and do better than the repeats, then it’s still a win for The CW.

  • Rachel

    More flop decisions by the CW. Their reality shows never do well.

  • kongujala7

    Oh god! I’m going to have to stop watching the CW all together.

  • Crown

    This is just stupid CW. Just stop it.

  • Davis

    I envy Pedowitz for trying to fill the summer slots, and I for one, think the hunt sounds interesting. Stop h8ing on the CW, please!!! If your not going to say anything nice, then don’t say it at all!

  • Bern

    The Hunt sounds interesting while Perfect Score sounds crappy. Hopefully summer shows. I don’t want reality shows on The CW because if it becomes successful a scripted show/s is going to get cancelled.


    Pretty wise choice here considering

    All the Real Housewives, Khardashians & Jersey Shore fare are unscripted & the 18-34 made them household names

  • Richard Steven Hack

    I agree that adding reality shows might improve the CW’s ratings, but it’s a lousy choice for those of us who can’t stand that fake crap.

  • Brandy

    @Holly, I know how low the ratings are for the regular season for most of thier shows,but yes original episodes of a original show should do better than they do especially summer reality filler shows that are mainly up against reruns,other reality shows and a few cable series especially in thier first season and if cw wants to exsist after 2015-2016 when affiliate contracts are up, they need to have higher standards and not settle for the meager ratings.Do you think CBS said when started Big Brother in the summer years ago they said”it’s cool if dosent have a million viewers, cause its cheap filler and airs during summer” No.No matter when a show airs,standards for ratings should be high.Its not a win for CW if no one watches the reality shows besides Top Model they air. Also IMO, He should be concentrating on the regular season,promoting those shows more and making sure he has enough replacements at Midseason for fall shows that tank and right now he needs to come up with a show for fri @9 after Nikita so he dosent have to air Arrow repeats all season.These two new reality shows, no one will watch just like they didn’t watch The Next,Breaking Pointe,Plain Jane(which I liked) ect.This will be third time CW has tried to have original programming during summer and the shows failed(besides Top Model)-2007 I think Plain Jane,18 to Life(a Canadian show import like la complex.Plain Jane lasted its six episode & done,18 to Life 2-3 episodes.Last summer, The Next (which is/will probably cancelled).,Breaking Pointe,Ohsit ,neither of which did good in the ratings beside 3-4 episodes of OHSit,but the rest of its season was as badly rated as GG now.Just cause he wants to have original programming during summer, dosent mean he should or has to renew or pick up such low rated shows.

  • Lucas

    The Hunt sounds interesting! :)

  • JimTV!!!

    Both show’s will be used as summer filler. This way Mark can introduce more original programing all year. And who know’s they may actyually work in the summer, I mean Oh Sit and Breaking Pointe did pretty well by CW standards last summer.

  • JimTV!!!

    *actually* ^^

  • CrimTV

    @Winston Mize

    LA complex was cancelled in Canada, Mark Pedowitz is ordering reality television summer because it is much cheaper than new series so if it bombs it doesn’t really matter.


    Oh Sit! was a hit for CW and in Summer when all of it’s shows were getting 0.1’s-0.3’s it was consistently getting 0.4’s and sometimes 0.5’s.

  • Leoben Conoy

    The Hunt will get me to turn on the CW for the first time since Beauty and the Geek.

  • Alan

    The Hunt sounds interesting, I’ll maybe watch it.

  • CarShark

    Brandy, standards were higher when Big Brother debuted, because back in 2000, Netflix wasn’t a year old, and we didn’t have Hulu or heavy DVR penetration. If you wanted to watch TV then, you had to watch it live (which the admen want), tape it with your VCR or wait for it to rerun during the holidays or summertime.

  • Kalena Henden

    These are DOA. Rip offs of reality shows that are no longer doing well themselves.

    The CW should get Canadian, British and Australian shows in syndication. Not just one of two random shows but a whole sked of summer programing. They’ve been getting beat to it by Nickelodeon (Dance Academy), Hulu (Misfits), Syfy (Being Human, Merlin), Netflix (Skins).

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