hosted by Andy Cohen is set to premiere in the summer the network has announced.
The latest trailer for the show is pretty ladies-centric, but Lagemann Coupled, which bills itself as a romantic journey wherein "ladies ...
text their way to love," plops 12 bachelorettes onto a Caribbean island.
Says that people always tell him he looks like John Davidson.
And he claims he has trouble reading the signals women send out.” Before singles were penning obnoxiously ironic and exceedingly clever bios for their Tinder profiles, Chuck Woolery was summarizing dating hopefuls in a couple of sentences for a national TV audience on the syndicated matchmaking game show “Love Connection.”From 1983 through 1994 — and during a brief revival in the late ’90s — thousands appeared on the show to get fixed up under the now-comical auspices that it was the place where “old-fashioned romance meets modern technology,” as the show’s introduction stated.
The move by studios and networks to dig into their vaults is an attempt to lure back older TV viewers and reach a new generation — however hopeless the pursuit — as shifting viewing habits and the influx of programming options continue to vex the industry.“Dating has become a bit of a forgotten art,” says Rob Wade, the head of alternative programming at Fox.
“This, in a way, is teaching some of the younger people watching what it used to be like.
And Andy Cohen, the pop culture-obsessed Bravo dignitary who is best known as the “Real Housewives” reunion wrangler and nightly talk show host, is the new cupid proxy.
The 15-episode rollout arrives at a time when retro game shows (“Match Game,” “The Gong Show,” “0,000 Pyramid”) are coming out of retirement, much like many of their scripted series counterparts.
“It capitalizes on everything that I love to do — digging for personal details is something that I started doing with the Housewives many years ago.” Funny enough, Cohen says when he was in charge of programming at the NBCUniversal cabler, he tried to nab the “Love Connection” format for the net with plans for someone else to host, since he was in the midst of his executive days.
Then years later, the format was pitched to him, but he couldn’t do it.
“Love Connection” shot over a period of about one week, bringing the New York-based Cohen to Los Angeles to do what he does best: prod into people’s personal lives.