On Thursday night's episode of Love Connection, hosted by Andy Cohen, a young woman looking for love has a special surprise: Kenedi Smith's parents met on the original Love Connection, hosted by Chuck Woolery, back in 1992. Their meeting resulted in a "fairytale romance" and a marriage of 23 years!
Now the question is, can Kenedi find a relationship like the one her parents forged, and in the same way they did? Her mom and dad will even be in the audience.
The 22-year-old lives in California and says she was "little" when she first saw her parents' episode. "I always said, 'I want that!' I want to find love," she says. "It's hysterical, because now I actually get the chance!"
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And there's one more way that Kenedi is following in her parents' footsteps: when her mom
With Fox rebooting the classic dating show this week, we thought we’d dig into the archives to find a few memorable dates from the 1983-94 Chuck Woolery original. And three decades later, it’s still a fascinating watch. The hair! The clothes! The outdated social norms!
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Read on for five dates — some good, some horrible — that capture the kitschy, corny charm of Love Connection at its very best.
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The original Love Connection, hosted by Chuck Woolery, is a charming relic of the video-dating era, with singles choosing a date from three options and reporting back to Woolery how it went. It’s corny and hopelessly dated… but that’s part of the fun.
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If you just plunked the name “Chuck Wepner” down in front of me and asked me to say what it made me think of I’d say that “Chuck Wepner” sounds like an anagram of vintage TV Personalities – Chuck Woolery from The Love Connection meets Judge Wapner of The People’s Court. And while that might not be the truth so help me god there is a bit of Werner Herzog’s “ecstatic truth” to it – Chuck Wepner is one Vintage Personality...
Fox is bringing back the classic dating show Love Connection this summer, and we get our first good look at the reboot (premiering Thursday, May 25) in the just-released preview above. We’re clearly a long way away from the ’80s Chuck Woolery-hosted original; the new Love Connection is filmed on a futuristic Who Wants to Be a Millionaire-esque set, with new host Cohen matching up singles using a giant video screen. (No chintzy “click-click-click” sound effects here!)
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Fox is reviving the 1980s dating show, ordering an updated version from The Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss, the network announced Wednesday at Television Critics Association press day. Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen will lead the new show.
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The 15-episode, one-hour dating series promises “to amp up the original hit dating show for today’s audience.” It will premiere this summer.
Each episode of Love Connection will feature single men and/or women in search of romance. After the singles are sent on three blind dates, they will dish the dirt in front of a live studio audience, as Cohen brings his personal brand of fun to the series.
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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.
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The format will stick pretty close to the original show, with a
If you’re not familiar, Larry Sanders stars Garry Shandling as the chronically insecure host of a struggling late-night talk show. Rip Torn co-stars as his no-bs producer Artie, along with Jeffrey Tambor as Larry’s self-loathing sidekick Hank Kingsley. Looking back now, Sanders was revolutionary,
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Wayne Brady, who has hosted a “Let’s Make a Deal” revival for CBS since 2009, joked that “being a game show host was very much akin to being a local affiliate weatherman – and no offense to local affiliate weathermen, but there’s a stereotype.”
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