Andy Cohen Love Connection Fox Reboot Summer Host

Gay-Friendly Love Connection Reboot Hosted by Andy Cohen Set at Fox

Sit tight, singles: Love Connection will be back on TV in two and two. (Meaning, two months, and another two months, approximately.)

Fox is reviving the classic 1983-94 dating show this summer, the network announced Wednesday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. Bravo’s Andy Cohen will take over hosting duties from original matchmaker Chuck Woolery, and The Bachelor guru Mike Fleiss is onboard as an executive producer.

Fox entertainment president David Madden, meanwhile, confirms that the new series will include both straight and gay couples.

The format will stick pretty close to the original show, with a single man or woman going out on three blind dates and then reporting back on what happened to Cohen in front of a live studio audience. But the new version promises to “amp up the original hit dating show for today’s audiences,” so we might see some swiping or some live-streaming worked in there somehow. (Maybe the audience will tweet who they think the daters should pick?)

“I was a huge fan of the original Love Connection,” Cohen said in a statement. “And hosting the new version allows me to do one of the things I love most: meddling in people’s personal lives.”

Fox has ordered 15 one-hour episodes of Love Connection; no premiere date has been set, but look for new love to bloom somewhere on the network’s summer schedule.

Will you give Fox’s new Love Connection a first date? Let us know in the comments. 

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  1. Kevin says:

    Wonder if Andy Cohen should be a better host than Chuck Woolery and I hope he’s not going to steal the catchphrase WE’LL BE BACK IN TWO AND TWO.

    • DreamRose311 says:

      Wouldn’t make sense to steal it unless he updated it to the modern day commercial break length, which won’t be near as catchy heh

    • rob horine says:

      “Better host than Chuck Woolery”? There is no better host of Love Connection than CHUCK WOOLERY!!

      Cohen will drive this show into the ground.

      • Jessica says:

        I agree that there could not be a better host than Chuch Woolery

      • missymarmo52 says:

        You are so right about how great Chuck Woolery was as a host however so wrong about Andy Cohen driving this show into the ground. He is charming and delighting animated when hosting this show.

  2. bbb777 says:

    No… just No

  3. Brian says:

    I’ll give it a shot. It might be good.

  4. Billy meacham says:

    It won’t last since it’s on fox

  5. chadcronin says:

    I will watch this. Please have regular acting gay men please. I as a gay man have no interest in any stereotypes. Take the show seriously but with fun and I think this will do decent.

    • Mike R. says:

      Check your internal homophobia at the door too. There is a way to address the lack of diverse gay men in television without phrasing it like that.

  6. AngelWasHere says:

    Ugh no thanks. I like the idea of the show, but not the host.

  7. anonymous says:

    Greatly nobody has ever mentioned the Pat Bullard version from 1998, also believe it or not folks their was a potential revival of the show for 2016 in Syndication with comedian Loni Love as host for which of course has ever got off the ground.

    Chuck Woolery and Two and Two now and forevermore baby.

  8. missymarmo52 says:

    I went to a taping of 2 new reviving Love Connection shows with Andy Cohen yesterday. He was his usual amazing and charming self. Andy put the audience at ease and showed what a wonderful individual he truly is. The studio décor and design is so inviting to the theme of Love Connection.