Slice Explores the Awesome and the Awkward of Dating in New Canadian Series First Dates
Slice dives into the dating game with the new Canadian series First Dates, premiering Tuesday, September 1 at 10pm ET/PT on Slice. Filmed on location in Vancouver, the endearing series captures all of the awesome and the awkward moments of first encounters as a restaurant filled with single people are paired up for real first dates. With the cameras catching everything from the heartache to the heartwarming, First Dates airs back-to-back new episodes Tuesdays at 10pm and 10:30pm ET/PT on Slice.
“First Dates is an exciting, new Canadian production that will have viewers cheering and cringing right alongside its daters,” said Christine Shipton, SVP and Chief Creative Officer, Shaw Media. “The series is charming, fun, slightly outrageous, and entirely authentic – it’s a perfect match for Slice.”
First Dates brings viewers a compelling look at the attractions, the heartaches, the connections, and the stakes of a first date. Each episode showcases a restaurant of singles who have been paired up for a real first date with someone they’ve never met. The restaurant is fitted with more than 30 fixed-rig cameras capturing every moment, including awkward small talk, flirtatious glances, outrageous faux pas, and subtle, or sometimes forced, smiles. Each episode features three of the hand-matched couples as the cameras record their dates. At the end of the night, each single is interviewed solo, dishing on the best and worst moments of their date. The couples are then reunited side by side to reveal whether there will be a second date…or not.
For some daters there is an instant, and very apparent, attraction, but for others it’s clear that there will not be a happy ending. First Dates gives viewers a fly-on-the-wall look at the hope, charm, awkwardness, heartfelt humour and potential spark of a first date with smiles, tears and everything in between. Honest and observational at its core, each First Dates date is real-life playing out in front of the cameras.
Slice.ca boasts exclusive First Dates extras including a series of “Top 10 Dos and Don’ts for a First Date” and videos of beloved TV celebrities answering burning questions about love and dating. These fun First Dates videos are available at slice.ca/first-dates/video.