The 5th Wheel is a dating show “where strangers become lovers and lovers become bitter suicidal exes all in the same show.” The fun starts innocently enough, with two men and two women being sent out on a double date. Later, a 5th person is added into the mix and the participants swap partners. In the end, they all vote on who they want to go out with. The 5th Wheel , which aired for 3 seasons in syndication, was another success in the unscripted relationship genre for Renegade 83.