'The Bachelor' creator Mike Fleiss producing 'Love Connection' revival hosted by Andy Cohen for Fox
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/11/2017
The Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss is adding another dating show to his resume.
Fox has announced it has ordered Love Connection, a revival of the iconic 1983-1994 dating game show hosted by Chuck Woolery, for Summer 2017 debut.
Executive produced by Fleiss, Love Connection's revival will be hosted and co-executive produced by Andy Cohen.
Each broadcast of Love Connection will feature single men and/or women in search of romance. After the singles are sent on three blind dates, they'll dish the dirt in front of a live studio audience.
"I was a huge fan of the original Love Connection, and hosting the new version allows me to do one of the things I love most: meddling in people's personal lives," Cohen said in a statement.
Love Connection will air 15 one-hour episodes.
"Love Connection was always one of my favorite programs," added Fleiss. "Show creator Eric Lieber was a close friend of mine. He taught me a lot about the relationship show format. The first rule -- if the cast is good, just stay out of the way."
Love Connection will be produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television and Telepictures Productions. In addition to Fleiss, Martin Hilton, James Breen and Jason Ehrlich will also serve as executive producers.