Half-Hour Episodes to Air Monday Through Thursday Nights at 10:30pm ET/PT for Five Weeks
Los Angeles, CA – Wednesday, December 12, 2018 – E! expands its original nightly programming line-up with a 20-episode order of the new unscripted comedy blind dating series, “Dating #NoFilter,” to air Monday through Thursday starting Monday, January 21st at 10:30p ET/PT. From Lime Pictures and All3Media America, “Dating #NoFilter” is a fresh and hilariously honest take on the modern dating scene for the socially savvy, right-swiping generation. In each buzzy half-hour episode, three pairs of outspoken comedians will serve up play-by-plays as they follow real singles on the most outrageous, intimate, and surprising first dates. Throughout the blind dates, the comedians will offer their candid and unique POVs as they weigh in on every accidental love story pulling at viewers’ heart strings and the “OMG-no!” cringe-worthy moments, with real, unfiltered and clever commentary.
“Dating in a hashtag world can provide humorous, sometimes outrageous situations, and our comics are ready to bring it,” said Amy Introcaso-Davis, EVP Development and Production, E!. “Armed with wine, popcorn, and astute observations, they will offer hilarious commentary as our daters navigate the thrills and awkward drama in their quest for love.”
Meet the comedians:
Biniam (Ben) Bizuneh is a writer, actor, and comedian who made his television stand-up debut on Viceland’s “Flophouse” and recently starred opposite Beth Behrs in the Lee Daniels FOX pilot, “Culture Clash.” Bizuneh has created several originals for Comedy Central Digital including Demitrinox’ “Antidepressant for Black Folk” and “How To Be Broke,” which recently wrapped its second season. Biniam wrote on staff for “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and previously consulted on TruTV’s “Billy on the Street.”
Cara Connors is an out and proud stand-up comedian on the rise. She is the creator, writer and star of two original digital series for CBC Comedy, "Cara Cooks” and “Every BLANK Ever,” and is a graduate of the Second City Conservatory in Toronto. Other credits include JFL42, Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Sirius XM Top Comic, CTV, Tim Sim's Encouragement Award, Chicago Funny Women's Festival, She Devil Comedy Contest NYC, Toronto Sketchfest and CBC’s Laugh Out Loud.
Rocky Dale Davis is a comedian whose first comedy special debuted this past October on EPIX as part of the new stand-up series, “Unprotected Sets,” produced by Wanda Sykes. Rocky is a 2018 JFL New Face who has appeared on Kevin Hart’s “Hart of the City” comedy series on Comedy Central and on MTV’s “Greatest Party Stories Ever.” In 2017, Rocky was a finalist at the Laughing Skull Festival and a “Comic to Watch” at Conaco’s New York Comedy Festival. Rocky has toured extensively and is a regular at The Comedy Cellar both in New York and in Las Vegas, where he is based.
Kelsey Darragh is a YouTuber, actress, and comedian who captured America’s attention as a Buzzfeed fan favorite with her popular segment, “Married vs. Single.” Darragh has appeared in a number of other skits on BuzzFeed's channels including "If Netflix And Chill Were Honest,” "When You're A Girl Who Loves Food,” and "When Drunk Food Is The Best Part of Going Out." Darragh is also the star of the comedy web series, “Harder Than It Looks.”
Ben Evans is a comedian and actor currently living in Los Angeles. He has previously appeared on season two of Netflix’ “Queer Eye,” comedy game-show “Funny You Should Ask,” Yahoo Screen’s “Plugged In,” and a series of independent films that you shouldn’t watch if your grandmother is in the room. He spends most of his time hoping to one day be known more for his comedic ability than for what he's told is an uncanny resemblance to former baseball player, Derek Jeter.
Zach Noe Towers is a stand-up comedian, actor and writer who has opened for “RuPaul's Drag Race” winner Bob the Drag Queen, headlined Pride events all over North America, and was one of the hosts and writers for the popular digital series "The Elite Daily Show" on Verizon's Go90 Network.
Nina Parker is the co-host of E!’s “Nightly Pop” and an E! News correspondent who can be seen appearing on E!’s “Daily Pop,” “E! News,” “Live From E!” on Facebook, and “E! Live from the Red Carpet.” Parker began her career working at a local NBC news affiliate in San Francisco before moving to Los Angeles where she assisted with the growth of TMZ, serving as talent, producer, and weekend manager of the website turned television show. Nina has served as an entertainment news correspondent for “The Insider” on CBS, and as the host of the reunion shows for VH1’s top rated franchise, “Love and Hip Hop.” Parker has made numerous television appearances as a pop culture expert on popular shows such as “The Wendy Williams” show and “The Talk,” and as a contributor and fill in host for “Access Live” on NBC.
“Dating #NoFilter” is produced by Lime Pictures and All3Media America. Kate Little, Claire Poyser, Tim Pastore, Shauna Thomas, Ben Crompton and Sarah Tyekiff serve as Executive Producers.
Join the side-splitting blind date watch party when E!’s newest guilty pleasure “Dating #NoFilter” airs Monday through Thursday for five weeks starting Monday, January 21st at 10:30p ET/PT, and follow along on social using hashtag #DatingNoFilter and handle @e_entertainment across Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.
About E! Entertainment
E! is the only global, multi-platform brand for all things pop culture. The network is currently available to 91 million cable and satellite subscribers in the U.S and 161 countries globally. “E! News” airs nightly on the network and is the leading multi-platform publisher delivering breaking entertainment news and pop culture coverage 24/7 across EOnline.com and all digital and social media. E! programming includes popular series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "Total Divas," “Total Bellas,” "Botched," "Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry,” “Very Cavallari” and its newest late night topical series “Busy Tonight.” The brand’s robust digital programming slate includes “E! News’ The Rundown” “Face Forward” and “What The Fashion" on Snapchat. E!’s "Live from the Red Carpet" signature events keep fans connected to their favorite stars on pop culture's biggest nights and E! is now home to “The E! People’s Choice Awards,” the only award show for the people, by the people. E! is a network of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. For more corporate information, visit www.nbcuniversal.com.
ABOUT LIME PICTURES
Lime Pictures is a multi-award-winning independent production company with more than 30 years’ experience in producing content for global audiences. From network programming to streaming and digital content, allied social media and ground breaking commercial partnerships, Lime is at the forefront of some of today's most popular entertainment. Lime’s programming includes the double Emmy award-winning drama “Free Rein” for Netflix worldwide, MTV’s highest rated series outside of North America “Geordie Shore”, the multi award-winning “Hollyoaks” for C4 in the UK (now in its 23rd year) and the BAFTA award-winning reality series “The Only Way Is Essex” for ITV. Previous credits include the Emmy award-winning “Singles Project” and “Relative Success with Tabatha Coffey” for Bravo, Disney’s “Evermoor” and Nickelodeon’s “House of Anubis”.
ABOUT ALL3MEDIA AMERICA
All3Media America is the US arm of All3Media, a leading independent television, film and digital production group comprised of 28 global production companies. With teams in Los Angeles and New York, All3Media America is responsible for producing hundreds of hours of unscripted and scripted programming for broadcast, cable and digital partners. Current hit shows include the Emmy award-winning “Undercover Boss”’ for CBS, the Emmy award-winning “United Shades of America” for CNN, “Chrisley Knows Best” for USA, “24 Hours to Hell and Back” with Gordon Ramsay for FOX, the Emmy award-winning “Cash Cab” for Discovery, “Worst Cooks in America” for Food Network and “Betrayed” for Investigation Discovery. All3Media is owned jointly between Discovery Communications and Liberty Global.