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[05/09/07 - 09:55 AM]
America Has Met Its MatcH... A&E Presents the Real-Life Comedy Confessions of a Matchmaker Premiering, Saturday June 16 at 10pm Est/Pst
Set in Buffalo, New York, the series follows singles desperate for Patti's help, from their initial interview, through the date, and finally, to the often painfully honest follow-up where Patti assesses their performance and reveals whether or not a match has been made.

[via press release from A&E]

AMERICA HAS MET ITS MATCH... A&E PRESENTS THE REAL-LIFE COMEDY CONFESSIONS OF A MATCHMAKER PREMIERING, SATURDAY JUNE 16 AT 10PM EST/PST

New York, New York, May 9, 2007 � Get ready for some tough love as A&E presents the original real-life comedic series, CONFESSIONS OF A MATCHMAKER, premiering Saturday, June 16 at 10:00pm EST/PST.

This is no ordinary dating show and she is no ordinary matchmaker. For the past six years, matchmaker Patti Novak has been warming up the lonely hearts of Buffalo � a city with one of the highest populations of singles per capita � with her no-nonsense style of tough love. Now, she is letting cameras into her sessions and on dates with her clients�.sharing the secrets of her success with the world.

Set in Buffalo, New York, CONFESSIONS OF A MATCHMAKER follows singles desperate for Patti's help, from their initial interview, through the date, and finally, to the often painfully honest follow-up where Patti assesses their performance and reveals whether or not a match has been made. The series goes inside the real world of dating, where people are flawed and sometimes just need a good swift kick. And Patti is not afraid to give it to them. The Simon Cowell of dating, Patti's brutal honesty and gut instincts are like nothing you've ever seen. They may not end up in a hot-tub at the end of every episode� in fact, more than likely, they'll end up in hot water with Patti for not following her advice!

Robert Sharenow and Colleen Conway are executive producers for A&E. CONFESSIONS OF A MATCHMAKER is produced for A&E Network by Sharp Entertainment. Executive producers are Matthew Sharp and Smash Advertising. Co-executive producer is Jerry Kolbert. Supervising producer is Joshua Seftel.

About A&E Network

Now reaching more than 92 million homes, A&E Network offers a diverse mix of high quality entertainment; ranging from the network's signature Real-Life Series franchise, including the hit series "Dog the Bounty Hunter," "Intervention," "Gene Simmons Family Jewels," "Flip This House" and "Criss Angel Mindfreak," to critically acclaimed original movies, dramatic series and the most successful justice shows on cable. A&E is the official basic cable home to the high-profile series "The Sopranos," "CSI: Miami" and "24." The A&E Network website is located at www.aetv.com. The A&E Insider is located at www.aetv.com/insider. For more information and photography please visit us on the web at www.aetvpress.com.





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