Patti Stanger has been Bravo’s “Millionaire Matchmaker” for the last several years and, while the love-finding professional will continue on with her show for at least one more season, Stanger is also embarking on a new project with the network.
The Hollywood Reporter announced this month that Bravo was developing four new series, including “#Obsessed,” “Apres Ski,” “High Stakes Style” and “Family Love.”
“Our latest crop of development is all about connecting Bravo viewers with who they definitely must know and what they absolutely cannot live without,” Lara Spotts, senior VP development at Bravo, told The Hollywood Reporter. “From a glimpse inside a luxury ski resort to a curation of what’s new and what’s next, Bravo has its finger on the pulse of the latest trends for our viewers to keep up at the watercooler.”
According to the report, “Family Love” will be produced by CORE Media Group and Bayonne Entertainment, with Stanger, along with Jennifer O’Connell and Rob Lee, serving as executive producer.
The series follows Lisa Galos and her family of matchmakers, as they aim at finding love for the hottest singles in Chicago. Included in the show are Galos’ single daughter, gay son, ex-husband and even her ex-husband’s former mistress.
After graduating from the University of Miami, Stanger moved to Los Angeles where she served for five years as the Director of Marketing for Great Expectations, one of the oldest dating services in the United States. Stanger also spent 10 years in the fashion industry, working for well-known companies such as Union Bay Sportswear, JouJou Jeans, and Saks Fifth Avenue.
In Jan. 2000, Stanger founded her own matchmaking service, The Millionaires Club, promising to “make the perfect match” for her wealthy clients, who pay between $45,000 and $150,000 per year to be in the club and hopefully, find love.
After much success in the matchmaking industry, Stanger caught the attention of Bravo and in 2008, signed a deal to star in and produce her own reality show, “The Millionaire Matchmaker.”
From there, Stanger went on to write several books, including 2009’s “Become Your Own Matchmaker: 8 Easy Steps for Attracting Your Perfect Mate” and 2011’s “Find Your Match: Meeting Mr. Right in Three Easy Steps,” and produce a movie, 2011’s “Married In A Year.” She also landed her own radio show, “P.S. I Love You,” which debuted in 2009 and currently airs on Thursday nights from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Pacific time on Mix and The Pink Channel.
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