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[04/12/06 - 12:00 AM]
Television's Favorite Guilty Pleasure Blind Date Features 'Dates from Hell' in May

[via press release from NBC Universal Television Studio]

TELEVISION'S FAVORITE GUILTY PLEASURE BLIND DATE FEATURES 'DATES FROM HELL' IN MAY

The Original Dating Reality Series Will Also Showcase Dates From "On the Road"

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. -- April 12, 2006 -- NBC Universal Television Distribution's "laugh out loud funny" dating series, "Blind Date" is featuring two special themed weeks of episodes in May. With witty, sharp-tongued host, Roger Lodge at the helm, "Blind Date" takes the show on the road the week of May 1, then gives viewers an inside look at the best of the worst in dating with "dates from hell" week, starting May 8.

"On the Road" - Airing May 1 - 5 (check local listings)

This is a road trip America won't want to miss! "Blind Date" host, Roger Lodge and crew, cross the nation hooking up hot singles in cities like New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Miami and Detroit. These episodes are filled with the romance, excitement, laughter and embarrassing moments that fans have come to expect from "Blind Date."

"Dates From Hell" - Airing May 8 - 12 (check local listings)

Uncomfortably long pauses in conversation, nervous laughter and outright insults -- viewers can enjoy all this and more from the safety of their own couches during "dates from hell" week on "Blind Date." The trials and tribulations of dating have never been so funny!

For more information or to find out when and where to watch "Blind Date" in your area, log on to www.blinddatetv.com.

About Blind Date
Since its debut in 1999, Blind Date has built a broad national audience by blending its clever commentary, charismatic host and attractive, fun, and sometimes wacky singles to make the most entertaining half-hour of programming in syndication. The 30-minute series is hosted by Roger Lodge, and is executive produced by Gold Coast Television Entertainment's David Garfinkle and Jay Renfroe. Thomas Klein also serves as executive producer and Rob Dames and Peter Karlin are co-executive producers. Blind Date is distributed domestically by NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution.

About NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution
NBC Universal is a leader in providing entertainment programming to the domestic and international marketplaces. The NBC Universal Television Distribution division is responsible for the global distribution of NBC Universal product to all forms of television throughout the world. This includes distribution of current and library film and television product, including formats and non-scripted programming, in the pay, free, and basic markets, as well as the domestic syndication of first-run syndicated TV programs and theatrical and TV movie packages.

Current and upcoming first-run strip syndicated programming at NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution includes the upcoming The Megan Mullally Show, Martha, Access Hollywood, Blind Date, The Jerry Springer Show, Maury and Starting Over. Current and upcoming first-run weekly syndicated programming includes The Chris Matthews Show, The George Michael Sports Machine, Rebecca's Garden, The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo, Your Total Health and the off-network distribution of House, Crossing Jordan, Fear Factor, Providence, Law & Order and many more series.





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