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[02/14/17 - 01:45 PM]
Love Is in the Air as NBC Sets Friday, April 7 for Premiere of Executive Producer Ellen DeGeneres' "First Dates" with Narrator Drew Barrymore
NBC had previously ordered eight episodes of the observational documentary series from DeGeneres and Shed Media.

[05/15/16 - 09:30 AM]
NBC Augments Its Stable Schedule with Ambitious New Dramas, High-Concept Comedies and Unpredictable Unscripted Series
Highlights include new dramas "Timeless" on Mondays and "This Is Us" on Tuesdays; plus "Blindspot" moves to Wednesdays and "Chicago Med" relocates to Thursdays.

[04/28/16 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 28
Updates include: Stephen Root latest to join "Barry" at HBO; Drew Barrymore to narrate NBC's "First Dates"; and Sylvester Stallone attached to star in adaptation of Mario Puzo's "Omerta."

[03/27/15 - 10:16 AM]
NBC Goes on 8 "First Dates" as Network Orders Popular U.K. Format to Series
The observational documentary series, from executive producer Ellen DeGeneres and Shed Media, takes a peek at what happens when a couple meets for the first time and love may be in the air.







FIRST DATES (NBC)
Premieres Friday, April 7
BROADCAST HISTORY:
4/7/17 - ???
STATUS:
new this spring (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
fridays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (8 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from NBC's press release, February 2017) What better time than Valentine's Day for NBC to announce it has set Friday, April 7 (8 p.m. ET/PT) as the premiere for executive producer Ellen DeGeneres' new series "First Dates," which takes a peek at what happens when a couple meets for the first time and romantic possibilities seem endless. Emmy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actress and producer Drew Barrymore will serve as the series narrator. NBC had previously ordered eight episodes of the observational documentary series from DeGeneres and Shed Media (part of the alternative department at Warner Bros. Television Group). Based on a hit U.K. format, this unique hourlong series offers an authentic look at a variety of real first dates happening over one night at the same restaurant in Chicago. The show features daters from cities across the country, and of all ages, sexualities and dating experience. Using a fly-on-the-wall and hidden-camera approach, viewers will be along for the ride as the dates unfold. Some dates could be wildly successful, while others strike out in hilariously awkward fashion. Never has dating been captured in a more real and relatable way. At the end of each hour, the daters must reveal to one another if they'd like to see each other again or if it will be back to love's drawing board!
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Drew Barrymore as Narrator (Voice)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Anthony Dominici as EP
· Ellen DeGeneres as EP
· Jeff Kleeman as EP
· John Hesling as EP
· Pam Healey as EP
· Tim Carter as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· A Very Good Production
· Shed Media
· Twenty Twenty