At the end of each episode, we find out if the participants want to see each other again for a second date or if they head back to love's drawing board.
"First Dates" is executive produced by Ellen De Generes and Jeff Kleeman for A Very Good Production, Pam Healey and John Hesling for Shed Media, and Tim Carter for Twenty Twenty.
Forget swiping, tweeting, texting and poking (does anyone still do that?
), the new series of Blind Date is promising a return to a simpler time when potential lovebirds met face to face – well, except for that big screen between them – and relied on real-life chemistry, charisma and lashings of innuendo to spark a romance (or not).
Black presented "Blind Date" from its first full series in 1985 until 2003.
It became synonymous with her catchphrases, including "what's your name and where do you come from" and "here's our Graham with a quick reminder," when a voiceover would recap the answers given by those looking for love.
It's all hilarious, and exactly what we the viewers are thinking when you look at the daters.
Anthony Dominici also serves as executive producer.
A dating show that puts all others to shame, "Blind Date" shines for its honest and blunt approach to the two daters we see in each segment.
The programme, which was hosted by the late Cilla Black, used to air on ITV, but it is Viacom-owned Channel 5 that will refresh it for a contemporary audience.
A source told Business Insider that contracts are yet to be finalised, but more details could be announced later this week, including a host.