“It’s just this incredible confluence of incredible talent and a great format and a concept that happens to be perfect for me,” Cohen says, admitting that hosting a shiny-floor game show has been a “fantasy” of his. “It was perfect — he had it all going on,” one woman tells Cohen about her arranged date. Another gets dinged for claiming she gave her date “a little peck” when the video evidence shows her perhaps trying to examine scar tissue from his tonsillectomy. The person behind the screen could hear their answers and voices but not see them during the gameplay, although the audience could see the contestants. On series such as The Dating Game, three potential suitors remained behind a screen while another singleton chose a winner based on his or her talent for answering banal questions in double entendres.In a rarity for an American adaptation of a British reality show (see FOX’s bombastic treatment of Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares), NBC has not only retained the original’s low-key charm, but improved on it.It’s before noon on a weekday in late March, and Andy Cohen walks out onto a massive set with possibly the most dramatic entrance ever. ” the voiceover shouts, as the TV personality is unveiled from giant bridge that lowers as he graces the lit-up stage.You Tube shows aren’t the only places rappers have taken their talents, as MCs like Joe Budden and N. Dating game shows are television game shows that incorporate a dating system in the form of a game with clear rules.
The matchmaking show, which is titled is all set to premiere later this year and will run eight episodes.
Far from manipulating its participants and situations to increasingly ridiculous extremes, the Ellen De Generes-produced show simply pairs two strangers up, films every minute of their squirm-inducing/sparks-flying dinner table conversation at MK, a cozy Chicago restaurant, and then asks them whether they want their first date to lead to a second. The brainchild of Twenty Twenty Productions (the team behind life-fixing reality show Brat Camp and life-affirming BAFTA winner The Choir), the original version first hit British screens in 2013.
A word-of-mouth success, the show gradually became one of the Channel 4 network’s flagship hits; 69 episodes, including several celebrity specials, have aired since.
Though the environment is familiar to Cohen with a live audience and a cushy couch for conversation with guests, this is not “Watch What Happens Live.” Rather, the Bravo personality is taping an episode of “Love Connection,” the revival of the dating game show, which premieres Thursday night on Fox.
“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.