Has television gone too far ? A new reality show is coming out on WETV about “troubled” couples suffering from infidelity and trust issues —that will have sex in a soundproof, camera-free hanging glass contraption while a panel of experts discuss their relationship just feet away.
According to The Hollywood Reporter:
The network has picked up nine hourlong episodes for a 2015 premiere the WE tv president Juris ordering a pilot of the series in March. WE tv’s panel includes Dr. Fran Walfish, a leading Beverly Hills relationship psychotherapist who treats celebrity couples and L.A.’s poshest residents through her private practice; Dr. Chris Donaghue, a licensed clinical therapist and one of only 600 certified sex therapists in the world; and Florida pastor Dr. Yvonne Capehart, founder of Healed for Real, a healing and deliverance conference. Comedian Danielle Stewart will provide backstage commentary on the series, which hails from Relativity’s Tom Forman and Brad Bishop. WE tv’s Juris and Lauren Gellert will oversee for the network.
Sex Box comes as broadcast and cable networks have been struggling to launch a new reality format. The show marks the latest twist on the dating genre, where VH1 most recently made headlines with Dating Naked.
For WE tv, the series arrives as the cable network looks to expand beyond female-skewing fare. The cabler recently rebranded and dropped the word “women” from its name with a renewed focus on attracting a broader audience. Sex Box joins a lineup that includes Braxton Family Values, SWV Reunited, Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars and scripted drama The Divide, from Richard LaGravenese and Tony Goldwyn.