Lifetime Premieres Groundbreaking New Series DATE NIGHT LIVE, 7/27
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 up to 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've all had those moments where we been at a restaurant, eavesdropped on a date, watching fascinated as it unfolds. Date Night Live is a unique opportunity for our audience to experience that same phenomenon, from the comforts of our home. This is America's chance to watch love and romance unfold LIVE, where anything can happen," said 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," said 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."
Michelle Collins made her mark as the go-to pop culture writer and comedian. She is currently host of the ABC after show After Paradise and was a co-host on Season 19 of The View. She was featured on VH1's WALK OF SHAME SHUTTLE and served as a host on the Syndicated talk show, The Gossip Queens, as well as a daily correspondent on Big Morning Buzz Live. Most recently Michelle hosted Little Talk Live for Lifetime.
Bethany Watson is a co-host on Elvis Duran and the Morning Show on Z100 and is best known for her What's Trending segments and hourly news updates. She recently released her web series Labeled with comedian and writer Jonathan Sosis.
Paul Brunson is a mentor, entrepreneur, and television host who has become internationally recognized as one of the most successful matchmakers and small business leaders. He is currently the founder and chairman of the award-winning matchmaking firm, PCBA, which received the iDate Best Matchmaker and Best Relationship Coaching of the Year awards in 2015. His unique understanding of relationships and personal development have made him a sought-out expert, with his work appearing on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Nightline, CNN, Entertainment Tonight, and more.
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.
ABOUT BIG FISH ENTERTAINMENT Big Fish Entertainment is a full service production company that creates multi-platform, visually driven content that compels and entertains audiences with the "unexpected." Founded in 2006 by President Dan Cesareo, Big Fish has since produced hundreds of hours of award-winning and top-rated programming in the unscripted reality, lifestyle and documentary space. Current Big Fish series include groundbreaking dating series Date Night Live for Lifetime; bold docu-series LIVE PD for A&E, offering viewers unfiltered live access inside policing in America; mega-hit franchise BLACK INK CREW New York and Chicago for VH1; Tattoo Girls for TLC and culinary doc-series Hustle & Soul for WE tv. With other groundbreaking credits including Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan and the Gates Foundation Reality PD public schools project, Big Fish captures and relates extraordinary worlds, characters and stories for such networks as Lifetime, A&E, VH1, WE tv, Discovery, TLC, MTV, E!, National Geographic, Oxygen, Travel Channel and Spike. For more information, visit bigfishusa.com.
ABOUT LIFETIME Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning scripted series, non-fiction series and movies. The critically acclaimed UnREAL, Project Runway, Dance Moms, Bring It!, THE RAP GAME and Little Women franchises anchor the network's programming, in addition to its over 25 original movies annually that continue to define the TV movie genre. In 2015, Lifetime launched Broad Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers to make its content which totals over 450 original hours. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.