Looks like Cupid’s arrow caught Fox co-CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman — no, not in that way. Fox has renewed “Love Connection” for a second season, when Andy Cohen will return as host and co-executive producer.
The revival of the former Chuck Woolery-hosted show sends hopeful singles on three dates in order to ditch the apps and find true love. Though there’s probably still a heart emoji involved in this whole old-school approach to modern-day dating.
“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,” said Rob Wade, president, Alternative Entertainment and Specials, Fox Broadcasting Company. “I’d also like to thank Mike Darnell and Mike Fleiss, who, along with Andy, have helped redefine this show.”
“This show fits like a glove and I can’t wait to make more love connections,” added Cohen.
“We are excited for a second season of ‘Love Connection,'” said Mike Darnell president, Warner Bros. Unscripted & Alternative Television. “Andy Cohen is a natural provocateur and is beloved by so many for his uncanny ability to bring out the most revealing details about the couples and their dates.”
The game show is produced by Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television and NEXT Entertainment in association with Telepictures Productions. Mike Fleiss, Martin Hilton, James Breen and Jason Ehrlich serve as executive producers.
“Love Connection” currently airs Thursdays at 9/8c on Fox.