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Andy Cohen’s “Love Connection” Reboot Will “Absolutely” Have Same-Sex Couples

The dating show will debut on Fox this summer.

Andy Cohen is set to host a revival of the iconic TV game show Love Connection.

The Watch What Happens Live star will bring the dating show to Fox this summer, along with executive producer Mike Fleiss, the mind behind The Bachelor.

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11:  Andy Cohen arrives at Lincoln Center's American Songbook Gala Honors Lorne Michaels at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on February 11, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
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The one-hour series, based on the show of the same name that ran from 1983-1994, will feature single men and women in search of romance. Each single contestant will go on three blind dates with three different suitors. Afterwards, they’ll dish about it all in front of a live studio audience with Cohen.

“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 Wednesday at the Television Critics Association press tour.

Fleiss continued: “‘Love Connection’ was always one of my favorite programs. 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.”

Fox President David Madden added that the reboot will “absolutely feature all versions of couples,” including same-sex pairings.

For those unfamiliar with the game show, check out a clip from the original series below.
 

Producers have yet to say when the show will debut, but viewers can expect a 15-episode season to air sometime this summer.

h/t: Instinct

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