Blind dating reality show
A few times people ended up appearing multiple times throughout the course of the series, a spot reserved for famously and wildly unsuccessful daters like annoying Nicolas Cage-impersonating Johnny or shockingly angry and bitter divorcee Ward.Sometimes the subtitle "Three Strikes, You're Out" would be used on a date to indicate that the person has twice before appeared on the show with unsuccessful dates and is foreshadowed to be another unsuccessful date yet again.Lifetime is taking the “Live PD” model a step further — by tracking dates in real time.“Date Night Live,” premiering July 27 (10 p.m.-midnight), will follow couples in New York City, Atlanta, Dallas and San Diego as they go on dates, followed by cameras to capture all the action (or not) — live and unfiltered.The dating game show subgenre has its origins in the United States.The original dating game shows were introduced by television producer Chuck Barris.A few weeks ago we shared stories from three guys who had their cars tricked out on MTV’s totally manipulated reality show, ‘Pimp My Ride.’ I felt a special connection with them, because I also have some reality television experience – as a dater on syndicated classic ‘Blind Date.’If you’re too young to remember ‘Blind Date’ (which is a scary concept), it was some of the best televised cringe around.Two strangers were sent out on a romantic outing with camera crews, and the producers would make fun of them with pop-up text and animation.
So I knew I had to bring something different to the table.
During each episode, people who did not know each other were paired up and sent off on a blind date.
The cameras followed their every move, while commentary in the form of subtitles, animations, and "thought bubbles" was added by the show's producers. The dates were often unsuccessful, with said failures alternating between pleasant/boring times when there was no shared romantic spark and horrendous conflicts that included verbal and physical altercations, but a fair number of dates did end up going well and had the daters saying they would go out again in the future (the show would sometimes follow up and see if that actually happened; the most common result was that subsequent dates did happen but did not produce long-term relationships).
“It really came from a brainstorm — how can we change up the format?
You need to give viewers a reason to show up live now.When I got there, the place was stuffed to the gills with hunks.