NBC goes on 8 ‘First Dates’ as network orders popular U.K. format to series begins casting.
Chicago, Nashville, New York and Seattle ~ Casting Call! NBC has ordered 8 episodes of “First Dates,” an observational documentary series from executive producer Ellen DeGeneres and Shed Media that takes a peek at what happens when a couple meets for the first time and love may be in the air.
Whenever a prospective couple goes on a first date, the same question always arises: Will the date blossom into a long-term love affair? It’s the moment when sparks often fly and our imaginations run wild — when two people realize they may have found their soul mate.
Based on a hit U.K. format, this unique hour-long series offers an authentic look at a variety of real first dates happening over one night at the same restaurant. The audience will be along for the full ride in a relatable viewing experience that plays like a real romantic comedy. Viewers will judge for themselves about how the couple is interacting and whether they are a good fit for one another. Is there a palpable sense of chemistry? Will there be an ever-elusive second date, or will it be back to love’s drawing board?
Production will begin in July in Chicago. No premiere date is set.
Ellen DeGeneres-Executive Produced Series Will Explore All of the Simple Wonder of a First Date. Online casting has begun in and around Chicago, Nashville, New York and Seattle Apply Here