Are you looking for romance? Do you want your search for love to be narrated by movie star Drew Barrymore? Well then NBC is looking for you. The peacock network’s new reality show First Dates mines the ever rich vein of two people meeting for the first time — with romance and hope hovering in the air. It’s an ingenious idea for a show, of course — nearly everyone has a story of a bad first date that turns into comedy in the retelling. Now thanks to executive producer Ellen DeGeneres‘ First Dates, we get to eavesdrop on other people’s first dates while they happen — and watch the comedy, romance, and the occasional bad chemistry play out.
If you want to be a part of it, First Dates is accepting applicants. The biggest requirement is that you are currently single and that you’re “genuinely looking for love.” (You also must be a U.S. citizen between ages 18 to 65.) The other good thing about First Dates is that, because of restrictions governing television time and politics, no one running for political office is eligible to be cast on the show. So while you might meet a lion tamer, a bartender, a ballerina, or an astronaut on your first date, you won’t meet a politician! Apply to be cast on First Dates here. The questionnaire is a little like a match.com or eHarmony application.