Marvista inks US deal for reality series The Shores

US cable network TV guide has acquired South Africa-based reality series The Shores.

The 13-episode series follows four glamorous women who move to Cape Town to work for billionaire playboy Quinton van der Burgh.

It is coproduced and sold by Marvista and marks the producer and distributors first move into unscripted TV. It produces the series with Quinton van der Burgh’s Clifton Shores/Q-Up Entertainment and South African-based producer Clive Morris Productions.

The show is filmed in South Africa. “The country is already a production hub for scripted TV and for film so why not take advantage of that infrastructure for a reality show,” Marvista CEO Fernando Szew told TBI. “Part of the attraction of the show itself is the glamour, the beach and the drama and we can see those elements in numerous reality shows. It also has a fish-out-of-water scenario with the American women in South Africa and we also see them vying for attention.”

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