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
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. 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 week. 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 http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X26677276
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