The Fox Network announced Thursday that it has renewed a prime-time series that revived a syndicated format going back to the 1980s. The revival of “Love Connection,” which debuted May 25, will be back for a second season.
The new series is hosted by Andy Cohen, who will return as host and co-executive producer. Mike Fleiss returns as executive producer.
Making the announcement was Rob Wade, president of alternative entertainment and specials for the Fox Broadcasting Company.
Said Wade: “Andy Cohen is a phenomenal host, not only because he has brought so much fun to the show but also because he truly wants these participants to find love, and that genuine level of interest enables him to elicit both touching and hilariously awkward dating moments from them. I’d also like to thank Mike Darnell and Mike Fleiss, who, along with Andy, have helped redefine this show.”
Added Cohen: “This show fits like a glove and I can’t wait to make more love connections.”
The original “Love Connection,” hosted by Chuck Woolery, aired in first-run syndication starting in 1983, and had an 11-season run. The format was revived once before, when Pat Bullard hosted a version that lasted one season from 1998-99.