In a classic reality TV mashup, “Matchmaker” features set-ups for former “Bachelor” contestant Ashley Iaconetti and Farrah Abraham, of “Teen Mom” fame.

The series revolves around a bachelor courted by 25 women.

Each week, two of her hardest-to-match clients will check in for a week-long stay, hoping to leave with the love of their life.

“Patti’s no-nonsense approach to love and dating struck a chord with WE tv viewers, and we can’t wait to have her back on Friday nights in an all-new location with new millionaires, using her brand of tough love to help her clients find true love,” said Marc Juris, president of WE tv.

"It is a very different concept to have an expert matchmaker talk to singles about what they're looking for in a partner and handpick the ideal mate.

It is a much more organic setting compared to a competition show with challenges and contestants."Of viewers today, Stanger acknowledges that the mainstream status of reality TV dating enables many contestants to apply for dating shows for the wrong reasons (fame, exposure, cash prizes), but points out her show has resulted in a ton of off-camera marriages and engagements.

The Bachelor franchise has multiple spin-offs currently on the air as well, with the likes of The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise, and Happily Ever After?

, the latter of which follows the lives of previous contestants on the show.

"As long as there continues to be shows about the heart that feel real, viewers will want to watch."And as for the future of "Millionaire Matchmaker?

" Stanger sees no end in site, as she hits 100 episodes at Bravo."I think we need some more love shows on the air.

"This thing just blew up bigger than I ever anticipated."Stanger attributes "Matchmaker's" success to changes between seasons such as bringing on celebrity clientele (for the latest round of episodes) or moving the location from (Season 4), but more importantly, she says the real-life dating landscape has created a greater need for reality love shows during the series' seven-year run."Divorce rates were increasing and marriage was down," the television personality says of the time when the show premiered.

However, despite the statistics, Stanger recalls the early days of series when Bravo's , questioned if viewers would ever believe you could actually find love on TV."You had ' Blind Date' and then it went away pretty much the year I came on, and then ' The Bachelor' obviously paved the way for us. But there weren't any other shows on the air, and no one really took it seriously," Stanger admits, adding that her show has now acquired famous fans to the likes of .

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