SEASON FINALE

A GUY WHO'S ALWAYS THE FRIEND -- NEVER THE BOYFRIEND -- TRIES FOR LOVE, ON THE SEASON FINALE OF ABC'S "THE DATING EXPERIMENT," WEDNESDAY, JULY 16


"Episode 1004" - Brandon, 24, a self-described "shy guy" from Redmond, WA who's always the friend, never the boyfriend, tries for love with Sarah, a stunning young woman from Boston, on the season finale of "The Dating Experiment," WEDNESDAY, JULY 16 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. Hector Elizondo narrates.

"The Dating Experiment" is based on the successful Japanese reality series "The Future Diary," originally produced and developed by the Tokyo Broadcasting System. Each week complete strangers leave home for a secret destination and agree to live their lives controlled by the diary. Participants in the American version of the series were chosen from among more than 1,500 applicants at open casting calls across the country.

Vin Di Bona (executive producer, "America's Funniest Home Videos") is executive producer, along with Daniel Swartz. Kathy Wetherell ("Love Cruise," "Real World"), Terry Moore and Steve Paskay are co-executive producers of the American version of the series, from Greengrass Productions Inc. and Vin Di Bona Worldwide Entertainment in association with DS Entertainment.