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The Garden of Eden

Season 1, Episode 1

Pastor Ken Johnson plays matchmaker and introduces successful businessman, Shawn Bullard, to 24 diverse women to help him find “the one.” Rivalries ensue when one woman's secret lifestyle is discovered. Show Full Recap

Successful businessman Shawn Bullard is looking for a wife but he needs a little help from above finding the love of his life. Enter Pastor Ken Johnson, the Spiritual Advisor to the Indianapolis Colts, who will guide the handsome African American bachelor as he searches for “the one” among a group of 24 diverse women selected from across the country. The rivalry begins immediately when the women move into the mansion where they will be living together for the next couple weeks as they vie for Shawn's heart and go on dates with him arranged by Pastor J. The Pastor introduces the women to Shawn for the first time in setting reminiscent of a modern day Garden of Eden. Each woman goes on a mini date with him and gets a chance to make her first impression stick. Instant romance and sparks fly with some, keeping them safe from elimination, while others make potentially fatal missteps, including one who ends up in the friend zone and another who reveals too much too soon, including her STD dossier. But as Shawn meets the women we learn secrets abound. One woman reveals she wants to settle down with a man, but has only ever dated women. And another, convinced Shawn is her perfect match, is fearful he will reject her if he discovers what she secretly does for a living. But when the other women find out what she has been hiding the claws come out and the house explodes, leading to an outcome no one saw coming.  

EPISODE CREDITS

Executive Producer
Andrew Glassman

Executive Producer
Jeff Gaspin

Co-Executive Producers
Aaron Long

Quintin Strack

Co-Executive Producers
Sam Berns

Tony Croll

Line Producer
Rachel Kielborn

Head of Post Production
Mandy Novak

Editors
Barry Zetlin

Frank Longo
George Dybas
Greg Fitzsimmons
John Cox
Matthew Breault
Michael Gonzales
Tim Leaton
Tim Sullivan

Production Manager
Steve Ponce

Assistant Production Coordinator
Angelina Zak

Producers
Jason Greaney
Jessica Otazua

Field Producers
Candace Smith
Alisa Sherrod

Supervising Producer
Jaz "Buzz" Berger

Associate Story Producers
Joel Samataro
Timothy Hayward

Story Producers
Kara Barnett
John Solomon

Coordinating Producer
Edison S. Layne

Casting Producers
Candace Smith
Luli Batista

Casting Editor
Travis Curley

Casting Coordinators
Lucy Haskill
Bryce Whiting

Casting Recruiters
Cara Jedell
Martin West
Johnny Donavan
Melissa Stanforth

Cast Wranglers
Kourtney Lei' Smith
Todd Doram
Melissa Gerber

Camera Operators
Andrew Glassman
Brian Outland
Chia-Yu Chen
James Bailey
Jeff "Da Bone" Hamby

Camera/Jib Operator
Zach Cagle

Audio Supervisor
Curtis Rohm

Sound Mixers
Mike Curtis
Stephen Jones
Tom Jao

Detdrich McClure

Randall Good

Lead Assistant Camera
Alex Brayman

Assistant Camera
Pat Ebert

Technical Supervisor
Kenneth J. Miles

Photographer
Matthew James Roybal

Lighting Director
Brice Bradley

2nd Assistant Director
Edison M. Layne II

Electrical
Greg "Shrub" Simone
Chris Ford

Derek Hoffman

Grip
Jeff Webster

Head of Hair & Makeup
Beth Carter

Hair & Makeup Artists

Heather O’Boyle

Angie Peek

Wardrobe Stylist
Sam Saboura

Wardrobe Assistants
Kaila Hoppe

Sophie Moore

Wardrobe Supervisor
Haley Palla Sloyan

Production Designer
Meghann Kruzel

Lead Carpenter
Ty Zenter

Art Director
Heather Saddler

Assistant Art Director
Ronnie Hansen

Lead Assistant Editor
Chris "Topher" Luansing

Assistant Editors
Candace Nicole Barnett

Norman Angeles
Jessica A. Stokes
Carlos Luna

Eland Malone

Liam Johnson

Head of Accounting
Lori Nichols

Accounting Assistant
Jordan McConnell

Post Production Coordinator
Megan Gardner

Post Production Assistant
Joel Strubhar

Key Production Assistant
Samuel Moskowitz

Production Assistants
Albert Adams
Andrew Paparone
Brendon Simmons
Hannah Higgins
Jonathan Peralta
Nick Kielborn

Nicole Gurevitch
Sean Gerber

Sammy Gaspin

Selor Denning

Daria Saidi

Online Editor
Koon Hur

Re-recording Mixer
Ezra Dweck

Music By

DL Music

First com

Jingle Punks

Office Manager
Barbara Katz

Film Footage Courtesy of Shutterstock Inc.
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Executive Producer
Suzanne Gladstone

Director of Production
Amanda Welsh

Director of Rights and Clearances
Benrus D. Madlangbayan

Senior Vice President of Production
Theresa Patiri

Executive Producer
Lauren P. Gellert

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