Reality dating game
Sparks first flew between the pair when they shared a passionate kiss during an alcohol-fuelled night out last December, though they are thought to have taken their relationship to the next level in early February.
On series such as The Dating Game, three potential suitors remained behind a screen while another singleton chose a winner based on his or her talent for answering banal questions in double entendres.
The three-project deal, the first of its kind between SPT and a Nigerian production company, will also include a TV series inspired by the Dahomey Warriors.
The action-packed series, inspired by true events that took place in the West African Kingdom of Dahomey, will tell the empowering story of the all-female Warriors and show the ultimate strength of women coming together, fighting to protect and honour their people.
Thanks to their partnership, Ebony Life will produce the dating game this spring, ahead of its planned premiere later this year.
The Dating Game is a format that has been an audience favourite since 1965, and has aired in over 25 countries.
star had been enjoying dates with goth Amelia when things took a Shakespearean turn at the masquerade ball, no less.
She slid into my DMs and said, "OMG will you take me out? Setting the record straight, Ellie then responded: 'I didn't ask that, who slid into whose DMs?
Far from manipulating its participants and situations to increasingly ridiculous extremes, the Ellen De Generes-produced show simply pairs two strangers up, films every minute of their squirm-inducing/sparks-flying dinner table conversation at MK, a cozy Chicago restaurant, and then asks them whether they want their first date to lead to a second. The brainchild of Twenty Twenty Productions (the team behind life-fixing reality show Brat Camp and life-affirming BAFTA winner The Choir), the original version first hit British screens in 2013.
A word-of-mouth success, the show gradually became one of the Channel 4 network’s flagship hits; 69 episodes, including several celebrity specials, have aired since.
In a rarity for an American adaptation of a British reality show (see FOX’s bombastic treatment of Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares), NBC has not only retained the original’s low-key charm, but improved on it.
The pretentious French maître d’ who repeatedly delivers Hallmark sentiments as though they’re profound philosophies thankfully has been left in London in favor of the far more unassuming Sandro Coppola, a charming Italian-born restaurateur who manages to put the diners at ease without resorting to showboating.