An evening of can’t-look-away dating action unfolds in real-time on Lifetime’s groundbreaking new series, “Date Night Live,” premiering Thursday, July 27 at 10pm ET/PT. From Big Fish Entertainment, producers of A&E hit docuseries “Live PD,” the eight-episode series follows couples from New York City, Atlanta, Dallas, and San Diego, as they embark on dates – LIVE!
Using cutting-edge, mobile-live technology, viewers get a fly-on-the-wall point of view in real-time, across multiple time zones, as cameras capture the promise of romance, awkward conversations, cringe-worthy moments and everything else in-between from as many as nine dates per episode. In-studio hosts, comedian Michelle Collins, Z100’s Bethany Watson and relationship coach Paul Brunson, will be in on all the dating action as they bounce from city to city and provide commentary as the evening develops. Will it be love at first sight? Or will the date crash and burn?
“We all know dating doesn’t always involve exotic locations and rose ceremonies. ‘Date Night Live’ is a unique opportunity to experience what real-life dating is like, without actually having to be there to pick up the check, ” Liz Gateley, EVP Head of Programming, Lifetime.
“Our goal is to reinvent various genres; with ‘Live PD,’ we busted open the doors and brought true transparency in law enforcement to television for the first time, and we knew that this unique viewing experience could translate into other formats,” Dan Cesareo, President, Big Fish Entertainment. “With ‘Date Night Live,’ Lifetime gave us the incredible opportunity to turn the traditional dating show on its head with couples getting to know each other completely unvarnished for the first time on live TV, unfiltered and unedited. This is what it’s really like to date in America.”
Peter Scalettar and Anne Marie Gaynor will serve as showrunners. “Date Night Live” is produced by Big Fish Entertainment, with Dan Cesareo and George McTeague executive producing. Mary Donahue and Colleen Conway Grogan executive produce for Lifetime.
A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for “Date Night Live.”