New dating game on tv
Hearing about first dates, it’s as interesting today as it ever was.”It’s playing out on a recent day of taping on the show’s set — which can only be described as a love spaceship, with its neon lights and black backdrop — at the CBS Television City lot in Los Angeles.
Cary Gunnar Lee, a 28-year-old graphic designer from Culver City, is seated next to Cohen and listening as one of his dates, Lindsey Jones, ridicules their time together.
Even that show Naked Attraction wasn’t this horrifying, though we’re sure there’s a case for both.
Audience members vote on their picks for an overnight date — the twist being if they choose the same date as the selector, the latter gets ,000.
If the audience picks someone else, the selector can either stick with the person he or she has selected or go with the audience pick and get the ,000.
A reboot of the classic game show had been shopped around for some time.
The current iteration, a co-production between original producers Telepictures Productions and Warner Horizon Television, has one of the biggest names in TV’s reality dating universe behind it: Mike Fleiss, the creator of ABC’s hit dating competition, “The Bachelor.” The show’s other executive producers are Martin Hilton ("The Bachelor"), James Breen ("So You Think You Can Dance") and Jason Ehrlich ("The Bachelor").“I always had a soft spot for that show,” says Fleiss, who had become friends with the show’s late creator Eric Lieber and credits “Love Connection” with planting the seed for him to venture into the romance TV space.“I remember it being simple and effective,” he adds.