The pretentious French maître d’ who repeatedly delivers Hallmark sentiments as though they’re profound philosophies thankfully has been left in London in favor of the far more unassuming Sandro Coppola, a charming Italian-born restaurateur who manages to put the diners at ease without resorting to showboating.

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A word-of-mouth success, the show gradually became one of the Channel 4 network’s flagship hits; 69 episodes, including several celebrity specials, have aired since.

It’s also led to several marriage proposals, a baby and a hotel-based spinoff.

While there was almost always one person left dateless, there were exceptions to this: in one episode a man and woman chose each other but the remaining two women BOTH chose the remaining man and he also chose both of them, and in another the two women were so grossed out by the three men that they both chose none of them and left them in miserable loser-dom.

TV One redefines the dating and game show genres this January with the debut of THE GAME OF DATING. Throughout the show, the teams, as well as Rock, will offer their funny and uncensored commentary.

"The Game of Dating is a hilarious, jam-packed series filled with comedy, huge reveals and excellent play along," said Brad Siegel, President of TV One.

The competing teams watch the dates and do their best to figure out the daters' stories and next moves in order to score cash.

Ireland, New Zealand, Australia and Canada have all been running their own versions since 2016.

In a rarity for an American adaptation of a British reality show (see FOX’s bombastic treatment of Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares), NBC has not only retained the original’s low-key charm, but improved on it.

That’s why NBC’s First Dates appears to have wandered in from a bygone age. is actually playing catch-up when it comes to the First Dates concept.