Cohen also will serve as a co-exec producer on the series, which will debut in the summer. "We couldn’t be more thrilled to bring this incredibly beloved and iconic show to primetime network television," Darnell said.
"The combination of the insanely talented Andy Cohen and the undisputed king of relationship shows Mike Fleiss is absolute magic..in the perfect home of Fox…and I think we have a match made in heaven." Additional exec producers include Martin Hilton (was originally hosted by Chuck Woolery and ran in syndication from 1983 to 1994, collecting an astounding 2,120 episodes.
It will be hosted by Andy Cohen and produced by Mike Fleiss, creator of The Bachelor.
The show will have both straight and gay couples, according to Fox entertainment president David Madden.
The first rule—if the cast is good, just stay out of the way.” Staying out of the way?
Fox announced Wednesday at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour.
“’Finding Prince Charming’ will take viewers on a whirlwind journey through modern love and relationships in a way that only Logo can do.” Reality dating shows have had long success on television, but an American series has never featured an all-gay cast.
Back in 2003, Bravo broke ground with the series “Boy Meets Boy,” though the reality show did feature both gay and heterosexual men.
“Logo has a long history of showcasing LGBTQ-focused stories with memorable characters that transcend pop culture,” said Pamela Post, SVP of original programming for Logo.
“It was perfect — he had it all going on,” one woman tells Cohen about her arranged date. Another gets dinged for claiming she gave her date “a little peck” when the video evidence shows her perhaps trying to examine scar tissue from his tonsillectomy.
Tuesday brings great news for reality-TV junkies everywhere—or, at least, the ones who get Logo TV in their cable subscriptions. Consider some bygone reality dating shows that featured gay contestants, and you’ll quickly understand why this matters. umbrella know what it’s like to be rendered virtually invisible—or, perhaps worse, to only be seen through the lens of stereotypes ascribed to them by straight people.
Hosted by Andy Cohen, the revival of the iconic syndicated show hails from Mike Fleiss, the executive producer of ABC hit dating series and his Next Entertainment.
The series is a co-production between original producers Telepictures Productions and Warner Horizon Television, with the latter company most recently having the rights to the property.