CBS Breaks Up With ‘The Real Love Boat’ – Pushes It to Paramount Plus

The Real Love Boat (Credit: CBS)

CBS has dumped The Real Love Boat, effective immediately.

The network said in a press release Friday, new episodes of the reality dating series will stream on Paramount+ instead of airing on network TV.

The series premiered on Oct. 5. But after four episodes, it’s the network’s least-watched new primetime show, according The Hollywood Reporter The Real Love Boat averages about 1.9 million same-day viewers, plus a meager 0.24 rating in the coveted adults 18-49 demographic.

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Inspired by the classic scripted series, The Love Boat, the reality show follows singles as they sail the Mediterranean on a luxury cruise ship looking for love.

Per CBS, the singles “embark on destination dates and compete in challenges to test couples’ compatibility and chemistry, while earning valuable rewards. The romantic waters will be tested when new Singles come aboard, and those who don’t find a match will ‘shove off’ and be left behind at port.”

CBS said the singles include a shoe designer, firefighter, nurse, teacher and landscape architect, although they all look like models.

Real-life couple Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell serve as hosts and perform the vocals for the song featured in the opening credits. The ship’s crew members — Captain Paolo Arrigo, Ezra Freeman (Bartender) and Matt Mitcham (Cruise Director) — play pivotal roles in the matchmaking process.

The Real Love Boat is produced by Eureka Productions in association with Buster Productions. Chris Culvenor, Paul Franklin, Wes Dening, Eden Gaha and Jay Bienstock serve as executive producers for Eureka.

The series moves to Paramount+ starting Wednesday, Nov. 2. The four episodes that previously aired are available to stream on Paramount+, along with the original scripted series.

As CBS adjusts its Wednesday schedule, Survivor will continue to air from 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT. The Amazing Race will shift to Wednesdays at 9:00/8:00c, with drama encores airing at 10:00/9:00c.