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[10/17/11 - 05:01 AM]
The Return of VH1's Hit Series "Love & Hip Hop" and New Series "Excused" to Premiere Monday, November 14 Starting at 6PM ET/PT on VH1
Plus: Kimberly "Kimbella" Vanderhee and Yandy Smith join the cast of the "Love & Hip Hop" franchise.

[09/08/11 - 09:23 AM]
New Syndicated Dating Series "Excused" Launches Monday, September 12th
Iliza Shlesinger hosts the series, from the producers of former syndication staple "Blind Date."

[04/21/11 - 12:35 PM]
Syndicated Reality Strip "Excused" Begins Production in Los Angeles
Scheduled to debut in September 2011, the strip will air mostly in late fringe and access time periods.

[01/19/11 - 12:40 PM]
New First-Run Dating Reality Strip "Excused" Sold in More Than 50% of the Country
Iliza Shlesinger hosts the series, from the producers of "Blind Date."

[11/09/10 - 06:23 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, November 9
Updates include: Steven Weber, D.L. Hughley to star in TNT pilot; HBO passes on "The Miraculous Year"; and Catherine Bell to star in Lifetime's "Close Quarters."

[02/09/10 - 12:48 PM]
Sundance Channel Has Design in Mind for 2011 Development Slate
Plus: the network orders a second season of "Brick City."

[08/11/06 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: August 7-11 (Weekly Round-Up)

[04/12/06 - 12:00 AM]
Television's Favorite Guilty Pleasure Blind Date Features 'Dates from Hell' in May

[02/14/06 - 12:00 AM]
NBC Universal Television Distribution's Blind Date Launches Its First-Ever Interactive Website Service

[11/17/05 - 12:00 AM]
NBC Universal and Wurld Media Announce on Demand Deal for Movie and TV Event Content on Peer Impact Service

[11/08/05 - 12:00 AM]
NBC Universal Teams Up with Sony Ericsson and Bally's Total Fitness for "The Ultimate Blind Date Mobile Match-Up Promotion"

[09/15/05 - 12:00 AM]
NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution's "Martha" Debuts to Solid Ratings

[09/12/05 - 12:00 AM]
NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution Reaches New Deal with Top-Rated Talk Show Host Maury Povich

[09/07/05 - 12:00 AM]
Blind Date Kicks Off Its Seventh Season Featuring a Number of New Comedic Scenarios Including a Bride in Search of Her "Blind Date" Groom

[08/24/05 - 12:00 AM]
Daytime TV Veteran Paul Faulhaber Named Executive Producer of NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution's 'Maury'

[08/22/05 - 12:00 AM]
Bravo Presents the Complete Season of 'The Law Firm'

[08/16/05 - 12:00 AM]
Martha -- One Name and One Show That Will Make a Difference in Daytime

[08/15/05 - 12:00 AM]
Starting Over' Doubles the Daytime Drama

[07/06/05 - 12:00 AM]
Spike TV Highlights - August 2005

[06/07/05 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: June 6-7

[06/06/05 - 12:00 AM]
NBC Universal Television Distribution Renews Four Syndicated Series

[05/27/05 - 12:00 AM]
2005 Summer Programming Preview: Reality Competition Series

[05/18/05 - 12:00 AM]
Premiere Date for NBC's "The Law Firm" -- the New Alternative Drama Series from Emmy-Winning Producer David E. Kelley and Featuring Famed Trial Attorney Roy Black -- Moves to July 28

[05/17/05 - 12:00 AM]
Building on a Slate of Returning Series That Produced the Largest Season-To-Season Adult 18-49 Audience Growth for Any Major Network in at Least 25 Years, ABC Announces the Addition of Five New Comedies, Six New Dramas and One New Alternative Series to Its 2005-06 Primetime Schedule

[05/15/05 - 12:00 AM]
NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution's "Starting Over" Wins Emmy for Best Special Class Series

[05/10/05 - 12:00 AM]
The Jerry Springer Show and "Maury" Achieve Ratings Growth in Households, Key Demos and Total Viewers

[04/28/05 - 12:00 AM]
NBC Makes Summer a Sweet Reality with Premieres of Six Original Alternative Series

[04/18/05 - 12:00 AM]
NBC Universal Television Distribution to Launch National "Be Jerry for a Day" Contest

[04/14/05 - 12:00 AM]
Starting Over After Breast Cancer

[04/13/05 - 12:00 AM]
North Carolina Amnesiac Successfully Looks Back to the Future Thanks to "Starting Over"

[04/04/05 - 12:00 AM]
The Chris Matthews Show Renewed in More Than 90% of the Country for It's Fourth Season in Syndication

[03/29/05 - 12:00 AM]
The WB Presents a Special 'Blue Collar' Evening on Thursday, April 28

[03/29/05 - 12:00 AM]
NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution Has Renewed Hit Daytime Series 'Starting Over' in More Than 92% of the Country

[03/25/05 - 12:00 AM]
Starting Over' Celebration in Birmingham

[03/15/05 - 12:00 AM]
Access Hollywood' Hits Season-High Ratings; Attracts Nearly Four Million Viewers Per Show

[03/08/05 - 12:00 AM]
NBC Universal Television Distribution's 'Maury' Scores Season Best Ratings

[03/03/05 - 12:00 AM]
NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution Has Sold Upcoming Martha Stewart Series in More Than 85% of the U.S. for Fall 2005 Debut

[03/02/05 - 12:00 AM]
NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution's 'Starting Over' Nominated for Two Daytime Emmy Awards

[02/23/05 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: February 23

[02/23/05 - 12:00 AM]
Starting Over' Scores Best Ratings Ever with an Average of 1.6 Million Viewers Per Episode

[02/07/05 - 12:00 AM]
NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution Is Teaming Up with Fountain Mobile for an Unprecedented Text Messaging Campaign

[01/19/05 - 12:00 AM]
Starting Over Rolls Across America

[01/11/05 - 12:00 AM]
Maury' and 'The Jerry Springer Show' Deliver Season-High Ratings in Households, Key Demos and Total Viewers

[01/10/05 - 12:00 AM]
Celebrity Sibling 'Starting Over' in Atlanta

[01/05/05 - 12:00 AM]
The Jane Pauley Show' Hits Best-Ever Ratings; Attracts an Average 2.1 Million Viewers Per Show

[11/23/04 - 12:00 AM]
ABC Rings in the Holidays with Funny, Heartwarming and Musical Moments

[11/19/04 - 12:00 AM]
Single Mom Josie Graduates 'Starting Over' in Triumph

[11/16/04 - 12:00 AM]
Your Total Health' Best-Ever Ratings

[11/02/04 - 12:00 AM]
Fear Factor' Climbs to Season-Best Ratings in Syndication

[10/05/04 - 12:00 AM]
Celebrated Trial Attorney Roy Black Named Managing Partner of 'The Law Firm,' NBC's New Alternative Drama Series from Emmy-Winning Producer David E. Kelley

[09/29/04 - 12:00 AM]
Starting Over' Starts Second Season with Double-Digit Growth in Ratings

[09/24/04 - 12:00 AM]
Blind Date' Hits the Road for Its 6th Season Matching Up Singles in Cabo San Lucas, New York City, Las Vegas, Miami, Jamaica and More

[09/23/04 - 12:00 AM]
NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution's 'Your Total Health' Set to Debut September 25 & 26

[09/17/04 - 12:00 AM]
Fear Factor' Set to Debut in Over 98% of the U.S. in National Syndication

[09/16/04 - 12:00 AM]
Celebrity Sibling Revealed on TV's 'Starting Over'

[09/08/04 - 12:00 AM]
Marc Victor and Paul Faulhaber Named Co-Executive Producers on NBC Universal's New Daytime Series 'Home Delivery'

[09/08/04 - 12:00 AM]
A Special Episode of 'Maury' Marks Third Year Anniversary of 9/11 by Honoring the Cast of the Academy Award-Winning Documentary 'Twin Towers'

[09/03/04 - 12:00 AM]
Starting Over' Season Two Sneak Peek

[06/03/04 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: June 1-3

[04/22/04 - 12:00 AM]
ABC Sets 'Drew Carey,' 'Cabo' Dates

[04/14/04 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: April 14

[01/29/04 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: January 29

[01/21/04 - 12:00 AM]
2004 Natpe Wrap-Up Report

[11/24/03 - 12:00 AM]
The WB Serves Up 'Surreal Life 2' on Sundays

[09/08/03 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: September 8







BLIND DATE (SYNDICATION)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/20/99 - ???
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2005-2006 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
7 (??? episodes)
VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE
DESCRIPTION:
(from NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution's press release) Since its debut in 1999, Blind Date has built a broad national audience by blending its clever commentary, charismatic host and attractive, fun, and sometimes wacky singles to make the most entertaining half-hour of programming in syndication. The 30-minute series is hosted by Roger Lodge, and is executive produced by Gold Coast Television Entertainment's David Garfinkle and Jay Renfroe. Thomas Klein also serves as executive producer and Rob Dames and Peter Karlin are co-executive producers. Blind Date is distributed domestically by NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Roger Lodge as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· David Garfinkle as EP
· Jay Renfroe as EP
· Peter Karlin as CO-EP
· Rob Dames as CO-EP
· Thomas Klein as EP
GENRE(S):
· strip (dating)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Gold Coast Television Entertainment
· NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution