The auditions are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for performers across the country to showcase their talent to the series' producers in hopes of being able to take the stage in front of the AGT judges. NBC's top-rated summer series - and the only talent competition show open to any age and any talent - "America's Got Talent" is searching nationwide for the next season's contestants.
No premiere date has been set for “First Dates,” which landed an eight-episode order. In a new study about to be published in "American Sociological Review," researchers from the University of Texas and University of Massachusetts examined 6.7 million initial messages sent between heterosexual women and men from 2003 to 2010 on one of the largest dating websites in the United States to see how often daters of different races received responses."How Asians are treated in the dating market is highly gendered," University of Texas Austin Assistant Professor of Sociology Ken-Hou Lin told NBC News, "Asian women often receive similarly favorable treatment as white women do, while Asian men experience a level of discrimination that is comparable to black men." Now, however, multiracial Asian Americans who self-identified as "Asian-white" were among the most popular of the racial groups.White women responded to multiracial "Asian-white" men and white men most frequently, and they responded to (monoracial) Asian men and to African American men the least.Related: The New America: Study Examines Modern Multiracial Identies "One potential explanation of these preferences is that contemporary media promotes certain mixed-race appearances as chic, fashionable, or post-racial," suggested Lin, "while simultaneously portrays mono-racial Asians as being passive, sly, effeminate, and nerdy." Researchers did not have enough data to study reactions to multiracial Asian Americans who were also Hispanic or also African American.From Bill Lawrence ("Scrubs," "Spin City," "Cougar Town," "Clone High") and Adam Sztykiel ("Due Date," "Made of Honor"), "Undateable" is a comedy series about a group of close-knit friends living in Detroit, helping each other figure out their lives.
"Undateable" centers around mismatched roommates Danny Burton (Chris D’Elia, "Whitney") and Justin Kearney (Brent Morin) and their group of oddball friends who hang out at Justin’s unsuccessful bar.
Narrating “First Dates” is the latest step in Barrymore’s growing television work.
The actress recently signed on to star in a Netflix comedy “Santa Clarita Diet,” alongside Timothy Olyphant, and she’s also set to guest star in Bravo’s scripted comedy “Odd Mom Out.” Warner Bros.-based Shed Media is producing “First Dates” with “Twenty Twenty” and De Genereres’ “A Very Good Production.” Other exec producers are Pam Healey (“Who Do You Think You Are?
The series is produced by Doozer in association with Warner Bros.
When it comes to initial online dating preferences in America, multiracial individuals, in particular multiracial Asian Americans, have moved to the top of the racial hierarchy of dating preference patterns.
The audience will be along for the ride in a viewing experience that plays like a real-life romantic comedy and at the end of each episode, it will be revealed if participants want to see each other again for a second date.