Mark Wright's Hollywood Nights

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Mark Wright's Hollywood Nights
GenreReality television
Created byTony Wood and Mark Wright
Directed byAngelo Abela
StarringMark Wright
Neil Dobias
Tommy Smith
Nick Wilson
Georgie Wright
Chelsea Rashoff
Tina Manera
Hayley Marie Norman
Lauren Elise
Ashley Rogers
Errik Tustenuggee
Narrated byMark Wright
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes5 (list of episodes)
Production
Running time60 mins (inc. adverts)
Production company(s)Lime Pictures
Release
Original networkITV2
Original release10 June (2012-06-10) –
9 July 2012 (2012-07-09)
Chronology
Related showsThe Only Way Is Essex
It's All About Amy
External links
Website

Mark Wright's Hollywood Nights is a British reality television series starring former The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright. The show features Mark and his best mates Neil Dobias, Tommy Smith, Nick Wilson, and Georgie Wright as they leave Essex, England for the holiday of a lifetime in Los Angeles, California.

On 23 August 2012 the series was canceled due to poor ratings.[1]

Episodes[edit]

Episode 1[edit]

Mark, Neil, Tommy, Nick and Georgie land in LA, but get lost looking for accommodation. They are given a basic car, and when they arrive at their hotel things turn from bad to worse as they hear a gunshot in the adjoining room. Soon after, a policeman (Errik Tustenuggee) knocks at the door and questions the boys. However, as always, Mark turns things around as he bags himself and the other boys a top-notch villa for the rest of their holiday.[2]

Episode 2[edit]

The boys head to the ocean, where they hang out with a top volleyball squad. Neil gets a makeover, Tommy and Nick visit a health food store, Georgie searches for a new car and a pampering session leaves one of the tourists speechless.[3]

Episode 3[edit]

With Tommy still feeling homesick, Mark decides that the boys need an adventure, so they set off to Yosemite National Park for some camping and male bonding, but their survival skills are put to the test when Tommy gets out of his depth, Neil gets friendly with local wildlife and they receive unexpected visitors.[4]

Episode 4[edit]

Tina, Hayley, Lauren and Chelsea try to get the boys involved in Los Angeles sporting culture, and take them to a baseball game. Mark realises he misses football, and manages to train with Vinnie Jones' Hollywood All-Stars team. A night out involves drinking and bucking broncos, and romance seems likely for one member of the group.[5]

Episode 5[edit]

The boys head to a film set to practise their cowboy skills, with Tommy trying to impress Hayley with his lasso technique and Neil and Nick battling for Lauren's affections. With their time in California drawing to a close, Mark throws a farewell pool party and one of the lads has a surprise admirer.[6]

Reception[edit]

Ratings[edit]

Episode viewing figures from BARB.[7]

Episode no. Air date Total viewers ITV2 weekly ranking References
1 10 June 2012 Under 598,000 Outside top 10
2 17 June 2012 598,000 7 [8]
3 24 June 2012 512,000 10 [9]
4 1 July 2012 612,000 10
5 8 July 2012 Under 528,000 Outside top 10

Cast[edit]

  • Mark Wright
  • Neil Dobias
  • Tommy Smith
  • Nick Wilson
  • Georgie Wright
  • Chelsea Rashoff
  • Tina Manera
  • Hayley Marie Norman
  • Lauren Elise
  • Ashley Rogers
  • Errik Tustenuggee (as Errik T Williams)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mark Wright, ITV2 work on new shows: 'Hollywood Nights not a disaster' Alex Fletcher, Digital Spy, 23 August 2012
  2. ^ ITV Player homepage | itvplayer Archived 16 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ ITV Player homepage | itvplayer Archived 20 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ ITV Player homepage | itvplayer Archived 27 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ ITV Player homepage | itvplayer Archived 4 July 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ ITV Player homepage | itvplayer Archived 10 July 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Weekly Top 10 Programmes". Broadcasters' Audience Research Board. Archived from the original on 18 July 2014.
  8. ^ "Anna Friel's 'Without You' gets 6.3m on ITV1". Digital Spy. Retrieved 29 December 2011.
  9. ^ "Full ratings: England's Euro 2012 exit seen by 23.2 million". Digital Spy. 25 June 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2012.

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