From a media release:
Force Four EntertainmentÂ andÂ Remedy Canada Productions, in association withÂ Shaw Media, are proud to announce the start of production onÂ First Dates Canada, a new Canadian documentary series scheduled to air onÂ SliceÂ in 2015. Based on the hit format from Warner Bros. International Television Production,Â First Dates CanadaÂ brings viewers a compulsively watchable look at the attractions, the heartaches, the connections, and the perils of a first date.
Filmed on location in Vancouver, each episode ofÂ First Dates CanadaÂ documents a restaurant of single men and women who have been paired up for a first date with someone theyâ€™ve never met. The restaurant is fitted with more than 40 hidden cameras capturing every moment of the ensuing, and sometimes cringe-worthy, conversational foreplay. Honest and observational at its core,Â First Dates CanadaÂ is a real-life romantic comedy where the players direct themselves.
Online applications forÂ First Dates CanadaÂ can be filled out by visitingÂ www.Slice.ca/First-Dates-Canada. Applicants must be 19 years of age or older, available for filming in the Vancouver area, and must provide a headshot of themselves. The casting site also allows people to nominate friends or family for the show through the same online application process.
Originally produced in the U.K. by Twenty Twenty for Channel 4, First Dates has become an international hit, with local versions produced in a number of other territories including Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands.Â First Dates CanadaÂ is a co-production betweenÂ Force Four EntertainmentÂ andÂ Remedy Canada Productions, in association withÂ Shaw MediaÂ andÂ Slice.