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24 11 2022 - Media release

ABC announces Better Date Than Never


Better Date Than Never

Screen Australia and the ABC are thrilled to announce Better Date Than Never, the warm-hearted six-part docuseries exploring the world of dating and relationships; from the creators of Love on the Spectrum, Northern Pictures.

The refreshingly real and honest series follows a diverse group of single love-seekers as they take a huge step in anyone’s life – into the dating world. Each participant has a unique story, and a different reason for a later start to their dating journey. But they all share a common goal – to step out on their first date.

Alex West, Head of Documentary at Screen Australia says, “This powerful series will provide a platform for underrepresented voices to find their place on Australia screens. In the capable hands of Northern Pictures this heart-warming observational documentary will captivate viewers and spark positive conversations with its authentic representation of dating and modern relationships.”

Richard Huddleston, ABC Acting Head of Factual and Culture says, “We are proud to continue our successful relationship with Northern Pictures to bring audiences this beautifully observed, intimate and personal series. Australia fell in love with the award-winning Love on the Spectrum and thanks to its wonderful cast and love’s universal themes they’ll do so again with Better Date Than Never.”

Karina Holden and Cian O’Clery, Northern Pictures says, “Better Date Than Never comes from a desire to broaden on-screen representation in the dating space. It’s the antidote to the fakery and frippery we see in other relationship shows, and as a result, it’s real, relatable, and heart-warming television. As our characters fall in love, we know audiences will too”.

Better Date Than Never will air on ABC TV and ABC iview in 2023.

Production Credit: A Northern Pictures production for the ABC. Principal production funding from Screen Australia in association with the ABC. Associate Producers, Antonia Osili, Rachel O’Rourke, Melanie Sauer. Executive Producers Karina Holden and Cian O’Clery. ABC Manager of Factual Stephen Oliver.


Amy Reiha | ABC

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