Fox is going for a page from the retro game show book for summer. The network has purchased 15 episodes of the restart of dating show Love Connection, Fox declared Wednesday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. Hosted by Andy Cohen, the resurrection of the iconic syndicated show comes from Mike Fleiss, the executive producer of ABC hit dating show The Bachelor and his Next Amusement. The show is a co-production between first manufacturers Telepictures Productions and Warner Horizon Television, with the latter organization of late having the rights to the property. Cohen will also serve as a co-exec producer on the series, that will debut in the summer. In this world, many people hire an escort service for to fulfill their inner desire.
Following the singles are sent on 3 blind dates, they'll dish the dirt before a live studio audience, with Watch What Happens host Cohen managing. We could not be more excited to bring this extremely beloved and iconic show to prime time network TV, Darnell said. The first principle - if the cast is good, simply stay from the manner. For producers Warner Bros., Love Connection marks the separate studio's newest dating series. Also to ABC's The Bachelor and its own many embodiments, the company is behind Freeform spinoffs, including Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After - that was renewed for another season featuring other former business contestants.
Whilst the reality genre hasn't Released a breakout hit like Idol or Duck Dynasty duck delayed, reboots of iconic game shows became a hot trend among the broadcast networks. ABC found great success last summer with his list of retro game shows including Match Game, Celebrity Family Feud and $100, 000 Pyramid. The Disney owned network is also restoring The Gong Show. Love Connection comes as Fox most lately attempted to enter the unscripted dating genre last year with reality mastermind Mark Burnett and Coupled.