Ellen De Generes will executive produce the series through her A Very Good Production banner.
With Dubé, it's a touching exchange between him and his dinner date, Jeannette, about the loss of their respective spouses.
A cutaway to Golden shows her date, Woody, proposing a toast: "To being ourselves, to having fun " "To getting married," she finishes, as his eyes widen. Eventually, they would move to Chattanooga, where Richard would take a job directing the old News Channel 9 Science Theater.
One of Yong’s friends got him connected with the show and a casting call.
“I was connected to a casting producer by a good friend of mine who was thinking about the most eligible bachelors she knows in Seattle,” Yong said.
Based on the UK format, “First Dates” explores the experience of a first date — the promise of potential love when it goes well and the hilariously awkward moments if it crashes and burns.
The alternative series follows a variety of real first dates happening throughout one night at the same restaurant in Chicago.
The daters are of all ages, backgrounds and from across the country.
The audience will be along for the ride in a viewing experience that plays like a real-life romantic comedy and at the end of each episode, it will be revealed if participants want to see each other again for a second date.
Producers booked Katheryn Golden, center, and another "First Dates" participant, Anip, left, for a taping of "The Steve Harvey Show" that will air today (3 p.m. Golden says the comedian/talk-show host quizzed her and Anip about their dates and was "hilarious" in his advice. › “First Dates” will air tonight at 8 on NBC (Comcast channel 4, EPBFI channel 3 in Chattanooga).› See contestant Katheryn Golden on “The Steve Harvey Show” today at 3 on ABC (Comcast channel 10, EPBFI channel 9) in Chattanooga.