Original revives UK format Five Guys A Week

Lifetime is building on the success of unscripted series such as Married At First Sight with a new slate of originals.

The A+E Networks cabler has ordered three new series: plastic surgery transformation series My Killer Body with K. Michelle, dating series Five Guys a Week, based on the UK format and family docuseries Leave it to George, from RuPaul’s Drag Race producer World of Wonder.

Five Guys A Week, which was originally produced by Fremantle’s Label1 for Channel 4 in the UK, is a dating series that sees one lady looking for love inviting five men she has selected to move into her home. As they all live together, the guys will also meet her family and friends who will weigh in along the way on who should be the last man standing. As the week goes by, she eliminates them one by one, until she finds the one.

The 20-episode series is produced by Fremantle’s Original Productions and exec produced by Brian Lovett, Jeff Hasler and Roy Orecchio for Original Productions and Amy Winter and Shura Davison for Lifetime.

“We are so excited for this addictive new slate of unscripted programming that I know will speak to so many women,” said Amy Winter, EVP and Head of Programming, Lifetime and LMN.  “We know our audience wants to exhale at the end of a long day and these are three great series that deliver on Lifetime’s legacy of escapist entertainment, whether it’s laughing along with Geege and her unforgettable family, going along for the ride as romance unfolds with Five Guys, or watching someone rebuild their confidence with My Killer Body with K. Michelle.”