Canadian dating show Coup de Foudre being revived

TVFormats | By Kristin Brzoznowski
Published on May 19th 2016

MONTREAL: The classic ’90s dating show Coup de Foudre is being remade for Canadian channel V in Quebec.

A new 50×30-minute version is being produced by Canadian TV presenter Éric Salvail’s production company, Salvail & Co. The new version will retain its core format, which features unseen single men and women quizzing each other to find their ideal love match. It will also introduce modern elements of dating, including social media. The show will also feature new segments and special interest-themed contestant rounds in which, for example, joggers, seniors and ‘cougars’ will aim to meet their dream partner based on answers and personality alone.

René Ferron of Ferron International originally created Coup De Foudre, and the deal sees Media Ranch’s president, Sophie Ferron, distributing her father’s original format.

Sophie Ferron commented: “Right now there’s a real trend of classic formats coming back. Having worked on the original Coup de Foudre I’m naturally delighted to see it return. We’ve had a number of approaches over the years to reboot the show but it wasn’t until recently that we have found the right partner to breathe new life into it. We think Eric’s team is the perfect fit.”