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  Celia Pacquola, Lawrence Mooney and Matt Okine feature in episode one of It's A Date  image - ABC Publicity

Celia Pacquola, Lawrence Mooney and Matt Okine feature in episode one of It's A Date
image - ABC Publicity

Starts on Thursday October 16, 9:00pm, ABC

It’s A Date is back with a second series of laughs, romance and misadventures as an all-star cast navigate the speed bumps of the dating world.

Across eight new episodes, join Rove McManus, Rhys Darby, Deborah Mailman, Kat Stewart, Bridie Carter, Shaun Micallef, Lachy Hulme, Susie Porter, Jimeoin, Magda Szubanski, Tom Ballard, Joel Creasey, Tasma Walton, Sam Simmons, Eddie Perfect, Justine Clarke, Roy Billing, Vince Colosimo and returning cast Dan Wyllie, Ronny Chieng, Peter Helliar, Lisa McCune, Celia Pacquola, Jess Harris and Emily Taheny – as they explore the complications of making a connection in the modern world.

Featuring two thematically linked dates, each episode poses a question that explores a timeless dilemma, including: What’s the worst thing that could happen on a date?  Is it OK to date a friend’s ex?  Should you date on impulse?  Do set-up dates ever work?

From a conjugal visit with a surprising revelation, to a swinger’s party showdown, Series 2 of It’s A Date will comically reveal the awkward, sad, confused and joyous moments that dating can bring.

Episode One: Set-Up  Do Set-Up Dates Ever Work?

Single mum Jen (Kat Stewart) is unimpressed when her set-up date turns out to be the much older, voucher-loving Graham (Roy Billing).  But, despite his age, it just may be that Graham can offer Jen exactly what she needs.  Meanwhile, after being roped into an on-air dating gag, assistant radio producer Cynth (Celia Pacquola) offhandedly chooses agreeable pastry delivery guy George (Matt Okine) to be her date.  Dismissing any chance of a connection, Cynth is surprised when George offers her something real. 

Episode One also stars Peter Helliar, Lisa McCune and Lawrence Mooney. Written by Peter Helliar and Celia Pacquola.