'Love Connection' Reboot Hosted by Andy Cohen Set at Fox

The Hollywood Reporter | 1/11/2017 | Lesley Goldberg
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Fox is taking a page from the retro game show book for summer.

The network has ordered 15 episodes of a reboot of dating show Love Connection, Fox announced Wednesday at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour.

Andy - Cohen - Revival - Show - Hails

Hosted by Andy Cohen, the revival of the iconic syndicated show hails from Mike Fleiss, the executive producer of ABC hit dating series The Bachelor, and his Next Entertainment. The series is a co-production between original producers Telepictures Productions and Warner Horizon Television, with the latter company most recently having the rights to the property. Cohen also will serve as a co-exec producer on the series, which will debut in the summer.

Fox says each hour of Love Connection will feature single men and/or women in search of romance. After the singles are sent on three blind dates, they will dish the dirt in front of a live studio audience, with Watch What Happens host Cohen overseeing.

Love - Connection - Warner - Bros - President

Love Connection brings Warner Bros.' unscripted president Mike Darnell back to Fox, where he used to oversee the same and developed such series as American Idol.

"We couldn’t be more thrilled to bring this incredibly beloved and iconic show to primetime network television," Darnell said. "The combination of the insanely talented Andy Cohen and the undisputed king of relationship shows Mike Fleiss is absolute magic...add in the perfect home of Fox…and I think we have a match made in heaven."

Exec - Producers - Martin - Hilton - Bachelor

Additional exec producers include Martin Hilton (The Bachelor), James Breen (American Idol) and Jason Ehrlich (The Bachelor).

Love Connection was originally hosted by Chuck Woolery and ran...
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