Fox channel is releasing a reality TV show and is likely to create a stir in the global TV market. The show takes unhappily married couples plus their legal teams to a luxury hotel for a weekend.
By the end of Sunday night the idea is that the pair, and their worldly www, will be happily and legally separated.
Arthur Smith, CEO of A Smith and Co, said, "This is a new type of reality show, which unlike all those old-school 'Big Brother'-style shows doesn't involve a game or any kind of elimination contest.
"People can take years to secure a divorce and in the process experience huge misery."
"Obviously 'The Divorce Hotel' will be voyeuristic, but it is going to feel like real drama because these are real people trying to sort their lives out.
"Legally the show raises certain complexities, which we have to overcome. I am convinced we have a massive hit destined to be compelling viewing in international markets."
Show comes as a result of a deal between Smith and Jim Halfens, the Dutch entrepreneur behind a real-life Divorce Hotel service in the Netherlands.
If Fox likes the pilot, Smith is optimistic that an 8 to 13 part series will follow in time for an international launch at next spring's MipTV market.