A+E Networks-owned cable channel Lifetime has slated a late July premiere date for Date Night Live, the latest real-time series from Live PD creators Big Fish Entertainment.
The eight-part Date Night Live will offer viewers a fly-on-the-wall perspective as they follow prospective couples as they hit the dating circuit across New York, Atlanta, Dallas and San Diego. Cameras using mobile-live technology will capture “the promise of romance, awkward conversations, cringe-worthy moments” in up to nine dates per episode.
In-studio hosts – including Z100 Elvis Duran and the Morning Show co-host Bethany Watson (pictured, left); ABC After Paradise host Michelle Collins (center); and relationship coach Paul Brunson (right) – will provide audiences with commentary while offering an inside look at each live location.
“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 at Lifetime, in a statement.
Date Night Live serves as the latest live series for A+E Networks and Big Fish, who previously collaborated on the smash hit Live PD for its flagship network A&E. That ride-along series was most recently re-upped for 100 additional three-hour live episodes, extending the series run into 2018 and pushing the total number of episodes to 142.
Big Fish’s Dan Cesareo and George McTeague serve as exec producers on Date Night Live. For A&E, exec producers include Mary Donahue and Colleen Conway Grogan Grogan. Peter Scalettar and Anne Marie Gaynor will serve as showrunners.
A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for Date Night Live. The series will debut July 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime.