Then years later, the format was pitched to him, but he couldn’t do it.
And then, again, the format floated by him and this time it worked — because “The Bachelor” creator Mike Fleiss and reality TV honcho Mike Darnell were on board.
“The cool thing is that we’re not making a big deal of it,” Cohen says of the casting.
Despite all of the new additions, Fleiss and Darnell say the core of “Love Connection” is still there, especially due to the “he-said-she-said” element.
“Right now, in both scripted and unscripted, everyone is so ratings-challenged that if there’s a brand to it, it helps bring people there,” he explains.