LOS ANGELES – December 16, 2019 – HBO Max is celebrating the magic of the holiday season with a greenlight for its latest unscripted series, 12 Dates of Christmas, a holiday-inspired dating series set in a stunning winter wonderland. The series, set to debut next year, will follow a cast of singles as they step into a real-life romantic comedy full of cozy sweaters, fireside cuddles, and mistletoe kisses, all arranged to help these souls find love - just in time for the holidays.
Their romantic journey begins at a picturesque Christmas castle, where the prospective couples will enjoy festive holiday traditions like ice skating, sleigh rides, and hot toddies after a fun day in the snow. Like all great rom coms, their path to love won’t be easy – filled with unexpected twists and turns, the singles will ultimately choose a special someone to take home for the holidays, with the hope of a perfect Christmas ending.
“The holidays can be a magical time for budding relationships and where better to find your perfect match than in this real-life fairytale castle in the snow? Viewers can grab some hot cocoa, watch the romance unfold and be charmed right along with these hopeless romantics as they search for a Christmas miracle—true love,” said Jennifer O’Connell, executive vice president original non-fiction and kids programming.
“12 Dates of Christmas is inspired by our love of Christmas rom coms past and present. It’s a romantic, fun and feel good dating show with a difference, and has the perfect home with HBO Max," said Objective Media Group EVP Jilly Pearce.
12 Dates of Christmas is produced by Objective Media Group America, an All3Media America company with Jilly Pearce and Layla Smith serving as Executive Producers. The show was created by Michael Beilinson, with Sam Dean as Showrunning Executive Producer, and Suzy Ratner as Co-Executive Producer.
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About Objective Media Group
Objective Media Group America, an LA-based All3Media America company, develops original entertainment and factual formats and adapts popular IP created by multiple labels within the Objective Media Group banner in the U.K. The team is led by CEO Layla Smith and EVP Jilly Pearce. Headquartered in the U.K., Objective Media Group is home to production labels including Second Star - the producers behind the hit U.K. series Flirty Dancing with a U.S. version set to launch later this year. Other OMG labels include betty (The Undateables) and scripted division Objective Fiction (Year of the Rabbit, Feel Good). Objective Media Group is one of 40 global production companies under the All3Media banner, which supports a growing roster of creatively and strategically independent production companies. All3Media is owned jointly between Discovery Communications and Liberty Global.
About All3Media America
All3Media America is the U.S. arm of global independent television, film and digital production group All3Media. With teams in Los Angeles and New York, All3Media America’s portfolio companies are responsible for hits that include the Emmy Award-winning Undercover Boss for CBS, the Emmy Award-winning United Shades of Americafor CNN, Chrisley Knows Best for USA, Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back for FOX, the Emmy Award-winning Cash Cab for Discovery, Worst Cooks in America for Food Network and Betrayed for Investigation Discovery. All3Media’s unique federal structure, a model followed in both the U.S. and worldwide, encourages the creative and strategic independence of its growing roster of production companies. Today comprised of 40 global production companies and counting, All3Media is one of the largest production houses in the world. All3Media is owned jointly between Discovery Communications and Liberty Global.
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