Warner Bros. Shopping 'Love Connection' Remake
Warner Bros. is shopping a remake of Love Connection that would be hosted by The Real's Loni Love, said several sources at NATPE this week.
The show is a possible replacement for Let's Ask America, a game show that airs on several Scripps-owned stations. Should Scripps decide to pick up the show, it would likely begin as a slow roll-out on a handful of stations, much like Warner Bros.' TMZ spin-off, TMZ Live.
A Warner Bros. spokesman said the company declines to comment on development.
The Real, a first-run panel talk show, is cleared in 90% of the country for next year and is expected to return.
TVNewscheck first reported this story.
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