The reality series, from Objective Media Group America, follows singles as they meet potential love interests and go on the titular 12 dates in the hopes of finding a special someone to bring home for the holidays. Sam Dean (Love is Blind) served as showrunner for Season 1. Filmed at a castle in Austria, the first season followed hopeless romantics Faith, Chad and Garrett as they searched for love in a magical winter wonderland.
All eight episodes of the first season are available on HBO Max, and the new reunion episode 12 Dates of Christmas: Unwrapped premieres today. Hosted by D.J. “Shangela” Pierce, the reunion features Chad, Faith, Garrett and their love interests unwrapping everything that’s gone down since last Christmas – from settling scores and revealing juicy behind-the-scenes stories to unmasking secret hookups and answering whether the couples stayed together…or said goodbye.
“12 Dates is the escapist holiday treat we all need right now,” said Jennifer O’Connell, HBO Max EVP Non-Fiction and Live-Action Family. “In Season 1, we wanted to shake up the snow globe to combine everything we love about holiday romcoms with a clever dating show format and a wink at our audience. We look forward to doing more of the same in Season 2, with a continued emphasis on casting to represent diversity of experience!”
A concept by Michael Beilinson, 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.
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