Now it's Fox's turn.
As a faux tweet noted, the network's reboot of Love Connection with Andy Cohen debuts May 25. Fox is pairing the revival of the old Woolery chestnut with Beat Shazam, where Jamie Foxx will herd contestants through battles with the music app. Beat Shazam promises a life-changing jackpot, as opposed to Love Connection, which only promises a life-changing date. By the way, Fox is also running the Miss USA pageant on May 14, and they hope for a correct reveal of the winner.
Computer apps seem to be the latest source for game show ideas, with CBS rolling out Candy Crush (hosted by Mario Lopez) not long after Beat Shazam. I can't wait for the game show version of Minesweeper. Well, actually I can wait for that...a long time, in fact.
If I had to bet - and I never bet on anything because I'm stingy - I would say Love Connection has the better chance of the Fox duo. At least it has a history of success and a bunch of fans who want to see how the revival works. Not to mention prurient interest in other people's dates.