LOVE CONNECTION Returns to TV Only on Game Show Network Monday, January 6

Game Show Network Acquires Rights to the Top Performing Series

Hosted by Legendary Chuck Woolery

Nov 22, 2002, 00:00 ET from Game Show Network

    SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Game Show Network (GSN) has
 acquired the rights to one of America's favorite relationship series, LOVE
 CONNECTION, hosted by legendary game show host Chuck Woolery.  The series,
 known for its Woolery-coined phrase "Back in 2 and 2," will begin airing daily
 on Game Show Network Monday, January 6 at 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT.  The
 announcement was made today by Bob Boden, Senior Vice President of
 Programming, Game Show Network.
     "We are thrilled that we have been able to acquire LOVE CONNECTION for our
 network," stated Boden.  "We know that our viewers will enjoy watching this
 true original again and we also look forward to introducing this popular
 series to our younger fans who will be able to enjoy it for the first time."
     A stalwart in syndication for over a decade, LOVE CONNECTION is the
 forerunner of today's current crop of relationship games.  LOVE CONNECTION
 debuted in 1983 and continued its popularity with Woolery for 11 years.  The
 11-year run with Woolery produced 2,100 shows, which resulted in 42 marriages,
 and 22 births, including one set of twins.
     The show's premise grew out of the rising popularity of video dating and
 the demise of the singles bar scene.  LOVE CONNECTION's game play starts after
 a guest views three videotapes of the opposite sex, and he/she subsequently
 makes a selection.  After the selection, the couple date, and agree not to
 talk or see one another afterwards until they return to "tell all" to host
 Woolery.  The studio audience is also given a chance to do a little
 matchmaking of its own by voting for its choice of the date.  Should the guest
 and the audience make the same selection, LOVE CONNECTION offers to pay for
 another date -- if the guest agrees to go out with the audience's selection
 and return to the show again.  If the guest declines, the matchmaking is over.
     Woolery, one of the network's most popular hosts, can also be seen on two
 other GSN series as host of LINGO and GREED.  LINGO, an action-filled
 five-letter word guessing game, is the network's highest-rated original
 series.  LINGO will premiere 65 new episodes beginning Monday, December 9 on
 9:00 PM ET/PT.  GREED, formerly a Fox primetime program, can be seen on GSN
 weekends at 10:00 PM ET/PT.  GREED also delivers top ratings for the network's
 weekend programming.
     LOVE CONNECTION was produced by Eric Lieber Productions in association
 with the former Lorimar Television unit and is distributed by Warner Bros.
 Domestic Television Distribution.
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