The idea sounds odd at best, when a couple who has been together for several years takes a leap of faith and decide to either tie the knot or break up altogether.
But the CW is anything if not crazy, as it premieres a new reality show tonight called Hitched or Ditched, a one-hour series following long-time couples who are in long-term relationships but have yet to take the plunge. The couples are nominated by friends who believe it's time for the couple to either tie the knot or break up, with each episode featuring a different story.
Throughout the week leading to the big day, the couple is put through a series of personalized exercises that should put their relationship into the test, all while planning their dream wedding. These problems include anything from negotiating relationships with future in-laws or potential jealousy issues. And when the wedding day arrives, the couple will make the final decision to either get hitched or ditch the other.
Says the promo, days one to seven will feature the following, respectively: choose the dress, talk to the parents, buy the ring, tell your friends, tell your exes, freak out, get the tux, and lastly - stand in the altar to make the ultimate decision. And as any well-meaning reality shows do, all the torturous and potentially disastrous scenes will be in full view of the public. And television personality and interior designer on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition will host and take care of the proceedings.
Catch the premiere of Hitched or Ditched tonight 9pm on The CW.