“Millionaire Matchmaker” enlists Tori Spelling, Jenny McCarthy

With Bravo's fifth season premiere of Millionaire Matchmaker (pictured) airing on August 15, Intuitive Entertainment's co-owner and exec producer Mechelle Collins tells realscreen about the show's new celebrity guest experts and the prodco's upcoming slate.
August 12, 2011

Ahead of Bravo’s fifth season premiere of Millionaire Matchmaker (pictured) on August 15, Intuitive Entertainment’s co-owner and exec producer Mechelle Collins tells realscreen about the show’s new celebrity guest experts and the prodco’s upcoming slate.

The fifth season of Millionaire Matchmaker sees self-proclaimed “third-generation matchmaker” Patti Stanger leaving New York and returning to the City of Angels, where she will set up a whole new cast of millionaires in search of a mate, in her uniquely blunt fashion.

“We’re so excited to be back home and Patti’s excited to be back with the LA millionaires,” says Collins.

In addition to a location change, the series will feature a number of celebrity expert guests. Actress, mother and reality star Tori Spelling (Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood) helps one millionaire understand that a woman can have it all, while model Jenny McCarthy teaches a “nerdy” millionaire “how to flirt and boost his game, so to speak.”

“It’s a really fun season and a great group of millionaires this season – always quirky, funny and over the top,” says Collins, who executive produces the series with Intuitive co-owner Kevin Dill, as well as Robert Lee, Kathryn Vaughn and Stanger.

Intuitive is also producing Love Broker for Bravo. With a pending airdate, the prodco just finished shooting the docuseries about a New York City matchmaker, Lori Zaslow.

“She’s also a larger-than-life, tell-it-like-it-is character who sets up people in New York and finds them the loves of their lives,” describes Collins. “She does things a little differently. She sets people up on blind dates. Her mantra is that love is a process. It’s step-by-step to find your true love.”

Previously announced as in development for Bravo, The Therapists (w/t) follows top L.A.-based therapists in their professional and personal lives. Collins describes it as “comedic and serious.”

Intuitive and Bravo’s relationship reaches all the way back to 2004, with Blow Out, a docuseries on celebrity hair stylist Jonathan Antin and his salon.

“It was one of the first docusoaps on that channel and one of the few docusoaps out there,” she says. “The people over there are fantastic to work with and they’re really great storytellers at Bravo.”

But the prodco doesn’t limit itself to working with just one network. Killer Food for Food Network looks at people across the country who kill animals, such as alligators or snakes, for their meat.  The special’s tentative air date is August 25.

Meanwhile, Intuitive’s Pit Boss recently returned to Animal Planet for its third season. “He’s back and taking over the world,” says Collins of the show’s star, Shorty Rossi.

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