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'First Dates Canada': Slice Looking For Canadian Singles In Vancouver

01/09/2015 04:13 EST | Updated 01/09/2015 04:59 EST
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Ever wanted to perfectly capture the intensity of a first date? OK, probably not. Would you want to watch someone else go through it, though? Yeah, we thought so.

Force Four Entertainment and Remedy Canada Productions, in association with Shaw Media, are proud to announce the start of production on "First Dates Canada," a new Canadian documentary series scheduled to air on Slice in 2015.

Based on the hit format from Warner Bros. International Television Production, "First Dates Canada" brings viewers a compulsively watchable look at the attractions, the heartaches, the connections, and the perils of a first date. Originally produced in the U.K. by Twenty Twenty for Channel 4, "First Dates" has become an international hit, with localized versions produced around the world.

Filmed on location in Vancouver, each episode of "First Dates Canada" documents a restaurant of single men and women, paired up for a first date with someone they'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, "First Dates Canada" is a real-life romantic comedy where the players direct themselves.

"First Dates Canada is an innovative, entertaining, and incredibly addictive take on the world of modern dating,” said Toby Dormer, President, Remedy Productions Ltd. "We’re sending real singles on real first dates and documenting the drama that unfolds."

"Our production team is already casting Vancouver singles genuinely looking for love,” said John Ritchie, Chief Creative Officer, Force Four Entertainment. “This is a golden opportunity for people of all types, ages, and orientations to have us find their perfect match.”

Online applications for "First Dates Canada" can be filled out by visiting the Slice site. 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.

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