The first date will be this week. I'm flying to LA tomorrow morning, and will be out there all week. As always, I'll post here when I know what the scheduled air date is. They're planning one a week, or so, for the next few weeks (except for next week when they'll be on hiatus). They've got my schedule for September to plan around. I got a list of things to pick from, and sent back several of them. We'll see what gets picked.
I don't know a thing about how they pick the women I'll be going out with, nor who's been picked so far. It will come as a complete surprise to me, and that's fine with me.
I expect to meet the agent sometime while I'm out there, but we haven't spoken yet. That will be interesting all by itself.