eLOVE is in the air... and on the air!
January 01, 2003
Pioneering Internet Dating Series Follows 26 New Online Couples
Second Season Premiers January 27 at 7:30 p.m. on the Oxygen Network
eLOVE, the first weekly television series to chronicle online daters from virtual romance to personal encounter, premiers its second season Monday, January 27, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. on the Oxygen cable network. Originally launched in January 2002 on Oxygen, eLOVE will air the first 13 episodes Monday – Friday at 7:30p.m.beginning January 27. An episode of eLOVE will repeat beginning Sunday, February 1 at 12:30a.m. and Sunday February 2 at 1:30a.m. Episodes 14-26 will be broadcast beginning the week of March 1. The pioneering series is produced by Cineflix, producers of popular non-fiction programming, in association with Oxygen Media.
In each half-hour episode of eLOVE, two cyber daters who have chatted and clicked their way into romance online, confront the challenge of facing each other and moving their virtual passion offline… Can virtual chemistry turn into real-life sparks?
“Imagine falling in love with a person you have never met,” says Glen Salzman, president of Cineflix and eLOVE co-executive producer. “Curiosity and attraction might make you want to cross oceans to meet that person. But then what? What we discovered in season one is that the fervent hope, great expectations, and sheer anxiety leading to that first date provided an incredibly dramatic situation, that made terrific television. The drama heats up even more in season two.”
eLOVE allows select “virtual couples” to meet each other for the first time at a mutually agreed upon location for a three-day all expense paid rendezvous. The eLOVE cameras record their encounter.
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In the season two premiere, we meet Einit, a 31-year-old nursing student from Las Vegas, and Didier, a hunky 41-year-old surgeon from Challans, France, whose work with the The Red Cross takes him to war-torn areas all over the world.
“Didier seems tailor-made for me,” says Einit. “I’d like to wear him like a shirt!” Aware of her lover’s weakness for red heads, Einit dyes her brown locks flaming red before traveling to Paris meet him. Confident, single and beautiful, Einit is sure she’s found her perfect, exciting, worldly man on-line. Indeed, a passionate date ensues.
eLOVE executive producer is André Barro. Glen Salzman, Katherine Buck and Tom Parkhouse are co-executive producers. Cesca Eaton is the series producer. eLOVE is produced by Cineflix in association with Oxygen Media and W Network in Canada, with the participation of the Canadian Television Fund (LFP), The Quebec Film and Television Tax Credit Administered by SODEC and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit administered by CAVCO.
Cineflix is a leading producer and distributor of popular non-fiction programming with offices in Montreal, Toronto and London, U.K. Other Cineflix series include Dogs with Jobs on National Geographic and Birth Stories on The Learning Channel (TLC).
Oxygen Media is a 24-hour cable television network that puts a fresh spin on television for women. With original series by Oprah Winfrey, Isaac Mizrahi, Candice Bergen and Carrie Fisher, Oxygen provides more original programming than any other women’s network. Founded in 1998, the network is independently owned and currently available in 45 million cable households. Oxygen Media also owns and operates two websites: www.oxygen.com and www.oprah.com. Geraldine Laybourne is the CEO.