Political Blind Date gets a third date

The TVO original docuseries has received an expanded 12-episode order for its third season.

Political Blind Date
Open Door Co., Nomad Films and TVO’s original docuseries Political Blind Date has been renewed for a third season.

Created by Open Door founder and executive producer Tom Powers, the 30-minute show pairs unlikely political opponents together for in-depth discussions and engaging experiences. Previous participants include Ontario Premier Doug Ford; NDP leader Jagmeet Singh; and Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer, to name a few. The series was developed by Nomad’s Amanda Handy and Mark Johnston alongside Powers and TVO. Johnston serves as series director, while Handy works as the show’s series producer.

Political Blind Date

Season two of Political Blind Date (pictured right) started airing on TVO this February. Unlike season one and two, which ran for six episodes each, season three will see the series return for 12 episodes. Production on Political Blind Date‘s latest season is slated to begin this week.

Since the series premiered in November 2017,  it has been optioned in territories like the U.K., South Africa, Belgium and Spain. In addition, earlier this year Political Blind Date earned a Canadian Screen Award nomination in the Best Factual Series category alongside Still Standing, The Detectives, Employable Me and First Contact.

Image, right: Liberal MP Glen Motz and Conservative MP Marco Mendicino courtesy of Political Blind Date