New nbc dating show

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That’s why NBC’s First Dates appears to have wandered in from a bygone age. is actually playing catch-up when it comes to the First Dates concept.

Far from manipulating its participants and situations to increasingly ridiculous extremes, the Ellen De Generes-produced show simply pairs two strangers up, films every minute of their squirm-inducing/sparks-flying dinner table conversation at MK, a cozy Chicago restaurant, and then asks them whether they want their first date to lead to a second. The brainchild of Twenty Twenty Productions (the team behind life-fixing reality show Brat Camp and life-affirming BAFTA winner The Choir), the original version first hit British screens in 2013.

On series such as The Dating Game, three potential suitors remained behind a screen while another singleton chose a winner based on his or her talent for answering banal questions in double entendres.

They were then sent on a cheap romantic getaway, all within the space of a single half-hour episode.

"First Dates" is executive produced by Ellen De Generes and Jeff Kleeman for A Very Good Production, Pam Healey and John Hesling for Shed Media, and Tim Carter for Twenty Twenty.

Anthony Dominici also serves as executive producer.

”), John Hesling (“Top Gear”), Anthony Dominici (“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”), Jeff Kleeman (“Little Big Shots”) and Twenty Twenty’s Tim Carter.

No premiere date has been set for “First Dates,” which landed an eight-episode order.

At the end of each episode, we find out if the participants want to see each other again for a second date or if they head back to love's drawing board.The daters are of all ages, backgrounds and from across the country.The audience will be along for the ride in a viewing experience that plays like a real-life romantic comedy and at the end of each episode, it will be revealed if participants want to see each other again for a second date.Ready for Love is an American reality matchmaking competition television series that aired for three weeks on NBC in April 2013 and six subsequent weeks on The series was scheduled to air Tuesdays from pm to pm Eastern and Pacific time, and premiered in that slot on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. The last episode to air on NBC was the April 23 segment.

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