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However, the Us version of the comedy will feature hour-long episodes, rather than following the half-hour format of the UK original.
Each episode of Dates focuses on a first date between two people who have met via online dating.
The first series of the original - which aired in the UK back in 2013 - has aired to lacklustre ratings on The CW this summer, but that hasn't stopped network president Mark Pedowitz from moving forward with the adaptation.
He said: "I like the format. I wish it performed better, but in summer you take shots. I'm very proud of it, and it was great getting Ben Chaplin on our air."
Ben starred in the UK series alongside the likes of Oona Chaplin, »
The CW, which acquired half-hour British scripted comedy Dates for this summer, also is developing an hourlong version of the show. Series creator Bryan Elsley will write the adaptation and will executive produce with 3 Arts’ Howard Klein. Warner Bros TV is the studio. On Dates, each episode focuses on a first date between two people who meet through an online dating service. The series explores the issues, intricacies, romance and danger of modern relationships and the… »
Here's one of those 'This'll make you feel old' factoids - it's two years since the last ever episode of Skins aired.
E4's groundbreaking hormone-fest wrapped up on August 5, 2013 - with an older Cook (Jack O'Connell) heading off into an uncertain future at the close of 'Rise (Part Two)'.
Cook was but one of 27 major characters featured on Skins across three 'Generations' - in a total of 61 episodes, split into seven series. But where are the teen tearaways of Roundview College now?
Hoult played Tony Stonem - the pre-eminent bad boy of Skins - across its first two series. Later badly hurt in a traffic accident and forced to rely on others, Tony had mellowed by his final episodes.
The Red Wedding was bloody awful, but modern romance is no picnic either for Robb Stark’s wife.
In The CW’s Dates — a half-hour British import from Skins co-creator Bryan Elsley that follows a different first meeting in each episode — Game of Thrones alumna Oona Chaplin plays it hot and cold with her online suitor David (Broadchurch‘s Will Mellor).
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In TVLine’s exclusive video from Thursday’s premiere (airing at 9/8c with back-to-back installments), Chaplin’s singleton uses a fake name to scope out »
Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall during a real life Tinder-matched date? If so, consider your prayers answered courtesy of The CW. Throw in some British accents and you have yourself the network’s brand-new comedy Dates, which will make its summer premiere Thursday, July 9 with back to back episodes at 9 and 9:30 Et. And while its subject matter may not pertain to the supernatural, Dates still includes all the sexiness of our favorite CW shows. Dates is an original series that was created by Bryan Elsley and originally aired on Channel 4 in Great Britain. Now that it has moved across … Continue reading →
The post The CW’s new show “Dates” explores what happens when online matches meet — juicy secrets and all appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Amanda Watter
Young Prentice McHoan’s investigation into the disappearance of his Uncle Rory uncovers his relatives’ long-buried secrets in this powerful and poignant drama
“Almost seven years ago now,” says an impossibly young Joe McFadden in the guise of Prentice McHoan, “my Uncle Rory set out from his girlfriend Janice’s house in Glasgow – to ride a motorbike up to my father’s house in Lochgair. He never got there.” So begins BBC Scotland’s masterful four-part adaptation of Iain Banks’s sprawling, addictive family saga, instantly plunging viewers into the central mystery: what happened to Rory?
Fans of the book will remember that Banks, always fond of a great one-liner, actually kicks off his tale of the lives, loves and many deaths of the McHoan family with the darkly memorable words: “It was the day my grandmother exploded.” The line still features in the opening episode, but adaptor Bryan Elsley »
- Sarah Hughes
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