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
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.
Game Show Network, currently seen in nearly 50 million homes, is the
premier programming service exclusively dedicated to the exciting world of
games, game playing and game shows. Game Show Network is jointly owned and
operated by Sony Pictures Entertainment and Liberty Media Corporation. Game
Show Network offers a wide array of programming including game show favorites
from its diverse library, and new interactive game shows where viewers can
compete against each other from their own homes. Game Show Network can be
found on the World Wide Web at www.gameshownetwork.com . GSN programs more
interactive television than any other single network with over 55 hours per a
Liberty Media Corporation (NYSE: L, LMC.B) owns interests in a broad range
of video programming, broadband distribution, interactive technology services
and communications businesses. Liberty Media and its affiliated companies
operate in the United States, Europe, South America and Asia with some of the
world's most recognized and respected brands, including Encore, STARZ!,
Discovery, USA, QVC, Court TV and Sprint PCS.
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a division of Sony Corporation of
America (SCA), a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global
operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television
production and distribution; digital content creation and distribution;
worldwide channel investments; home entertainment acquisition and
distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment
products, services and technologies; and distribution of filmed entertainment
in 67 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide
Web at http://www.sonypictures.com .
Make Your Opinion Count - Click Here
SOURCE Game Show Network