Dating show hosted by chuck
Tonight FOX reboots the late-80s, early-90s dating show Love Connection with Bravo darling Andy Cohen, but what has the original host of the show, Chuck Woolery, been up to in the decades since the first Love Connection went off the air?
He now runs Blunt Force Truth, a conservative podcast and blog with Christina Ferrare, but he spent several decades after Love Connection’s 1994 end pursuing more game show endeavors.
A similar element, a buzzer, is being used on revival was in the works at ABC late last year, to be produced by Will Arnett.
ABC ordered 10 episodes last fall from Sony TV, which owns rights to the originals, with the new version expected to join the summer lineup.
Barris got his start in TV as a page and later staffer at NBC in New York, eventually working backstage at the TV music show as a standards-and-practices person for ABC.
He was promoted to the daytime programming division at ABC in Los Angeles and put in charge of deciding which game shows the network would air.
Barris created "The Gong Show" and also produced "The Newlywed Game" and "The Dating Game." In his autobiography, , Barris claimed to have been a CIA assassin during the 1960s and '70s, a claim the CIA has denied.
In 1962, he wrote the pop song “Palisades Park,” which was a tribute to New Jersey’s amusement park.
The song was recorded by Freddy Cannon, reaching No 3 in the Billboard charts, becoming Barris’ biggest hit song.
"I think anything would have been possible without my shows," Mr.
I had no idea it was Wheel of Fortune that was on the rise.Barris later released follow-ups, in 1993, with , Mr. Barris, whose first two marriages ended in divorce, is survived by his wife, Mary. Barris’ name can be made to the New York Police Foundation in lieu of flowers.