NBC has placed an order for a new series to be executive produced by Ellen DeGeneres. The network announced it ordered eight episodes of “First Dates,” from DeGeneres and Warner Bros.’ Shed Media.
NBC describes the show as “an observational documentary series … that takes a peek at what happens when a couple meets for the first time and love may be in the air.”
The announcement adds: “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.”
Production is set to start in July in Chicago.
DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman are executive producing for A Very Good Production, along with Pam Healey and John Hesling for Shed Media, Tim Carter for Twenty Twenty and Anthony Dominici.