Portage la Prairie, MB –
CIPP-TV has landed it’s first major co-production by giving new life to two troubled television franchises. Due to recent legal troubles, former sit-com icon, Bill Cosby’s latest project, The New Cosby Show, will not be able to be produced in the U.S.A. and is on permanent hiatus. The Bachelor in Paradise is also looking for a new home after it’s most recent sex scandal shelved production in Mexico.
Both production companies decided to join forces for a new reality show that combines Bill Cosby uncensored, with reality TV’s most scandalous franchise The Bachelor in Paradise. Cosby will be type-cast as the eldest member of the cast looking for love, marriage and random, drunken hook-ups in the revamped show.
Cosby will abandon his scripted and stand-up persona for a fresh, honest, slimy and at times creepy elderly sexual predator role to better fit the Bachelor cast. Producers plan on leveraging Cosby’s notoriety and the Bachelor in Paradise’s sleazy reputation for maximum promotional value.
The new series will begin principal photography in mid July at a cabin-resort on Delta Beach just north of Portage la Prairie. The long hot days of the Manitoba summer and stunning scenery will combine for some steamy episodes to be ready to air in the fall of 2017 on CIPP-TV and Fox.
Provincial and federal tax credits will contribute more than fifty per cent of the production fund and allow high-end creative jobs to come back to Canada from the United States and Mexico.