Bravo Tuesday announced that Jo De La Rosa, formerly of the network’s hit series The Real Housewives of Orange County, will star with her ex-fiancé Slade Smiley in Date My Ex: Jo & Slade, a new dating competition series premiering July 21.
The series will follow De La Rosa as she “leaves Orange County behind and looks for love and adventure in Los Angeles” where she’s moved to pursue a singing career.
In each episode, De La Rosa will go on a series of dates that have been set up by her close friends, Myia Ingoldsby and Katy Metz. But in a bizarre twist, the men must all live with Smiley, who has also moved to Los Angeles and remains De La Rosa's closest confidante.
Following their dates with De La Rosa, Smiley will grill the guys and voice his opinions on which ones he deems most suitable for his ex. He will also test them in an attempt to find out which ones are there for the right reasons. De La Rosa will choose one suitor from each episode to pass to the next round—in the end, whittling the choices down to that one special guy.
Bravo will provide a sneak peek of the new series with a preview special, Jo and Slade: The Break Up, airing Monday, June 30 at 10 p.m. ET. The special will recap the history of De La Rosa and Smiley's complicated relationship, and update fans on their current situation. Fans can also go to the network’s Web site to learn more about De La Rosa and Smiley, and what to expect from the new dating competition series.
Date My Ex: Jo & Slade is produced by Evolution Film & Tape Inc., with partners Douglas Ross, Gregory Stewart and Kathleen French serving as executive producers.