While Romcoms have become fewer and much farther in between than I’d personally prefer on the big screen, on the small screen Lifetime is sticking true to its origins, cranking out one female-centered flick after the next — with a healthy dose of diversity I might add — and its latest project sounds like a good one.
Yesterday the network began production on a new original movie, The 10th Date, which follows “four friends at different life stages in their search for love.” The two-hour romantic comedy stars Meagan Good, Kelly Rowland, Keri Hilson, and Kellee Stewart alongside Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Cat Deeley, and Brandon T. Jackson. According to a news release:
The 10th Date follows friends Gabby (Good), Nell (Stewart), Billie (Hilson) and Margot (Rowland) who balance their dating adventures alongside their career ambitions at an upscale website in Los Angeles, under the watchful eye of their editor, Maureen (Deeley). Inspired by the site’s relationship advice column to find “the one,” Gabby and Nell embark on their own journeys towards the elusive “10th date,” the Holy Grail in the dating world when women believe men are finally committed. Meanwhile, Billie finds herself at a major crossroads in her marriage and Margot unsuccessfully tries to fight her growing attraction to a famously controversial reggae musician she is assigned to interview. As the ladies navigate the ups and downs of modern dating, romance, exes and friendships, they learn what they really want out of life and love. Jackson stars as Dante, a creative director at the site and Bowyer-Chapman is Freddy, Nell’s bisexual boyfriend.
Meagan Good shared the photo above of the cast’s first day on set. Taping is taking place from now through mid-October in LA, with an expected release in 2017. We’ve got our eye on this one. What do you think?