Chicago matchmaker going national with new Bravo show?

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It’s the stuff that reality shows are made of: A local matchmaker, her ex-husband and her two children star in a show about getting other folks hitched. In Chicago.

Lisa Galos says she’s been in business since 1983 and in that time has helped thousands and thousands of singles in need of relationship. Mama Galos runs things. Her son mans the gay division. Her daughter is the head recruiter. Her ex-husband is also in the mix. All four of them sound like the perfect kind of family to appeal to the crowds that made “The Real Housewives” franchises a powerful offshoot of the reality show diaspora and also made Bravo a must-watch cable network.

Outside of the name and a basic description, Bravo wouldn’t give any further detail about “Family Love,” which they say is “only in development.” Galos’ website,, however, at least offers a few dating tips and a way to reach the Galos family, which is how I found them.

“I always tell our clients: ‘love doesn’t have a zip code,’” says Galos via phone, whose daughter actually got the reality show ball rolling after responding to a request for submissions. She says she was very nearly too busy to take this reporter’s phone call but did say the following about her potential show: “We’re really excited because we have a lot of drama, and a lot of love going on.”

The working title for this show is “Family Love” and it’ll be produced by CORE Media Group and Bayonne Entertainment, with Patti Stanger, Jennifer O’Connell and Rob Lee serving as Executive Producers.

— Adrienne Samuels Gibbs

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