A ‘Flavor Of Love’ Reboot Without Flavor Flav Might Be in The Works

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 11: Flavor Flav attends “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” Concert Movie World Premiere at AMC The Grove 14 on October 11, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

The beloved reality show “Flavor Of Love” might be making a comeback, stirring up feelings of nostalgia among fans. Bunim/Murray Productions, the brains behind the original hit series, is reportedly “in the process” of reviving the show.

President of Bunim/Murray, Julie Pizzi, expressed excitement about reimagining “Flavor of Love” for the current era. She mentioned, “We’re in the process of working with Flavor Flav to reimagine what Flavor of Love can feel like in this decade, which is very different. The project is really fun, a comedy in the dating space.”

However, Flavor Flav won’t be at the forefront of the new iteration, but he’ll play a role in the production. Pizzi indicated, “We have such a deep relationship with Paramount so we will absolutely take it to them first, but we will also shop it around.”

Former contestant Tiffany “New York” Pollard hinted at a possible reunion of the “Flavor of Love” cast. She stated, “I heard a few rumors going around that they were trying to get a few of the girls together and things like that. But they’ve been teasing that for years.”

“Flavor of Love” originally aired for three seasons on VH1, premiering on Jan. 1, 2006. It followed Flavor Flav’s pursuit of love post his breakup with Brigitte Nielsen. Tiffany Pollard, also known as New York, appeared on the first two seasons and later had her own spinoff, “I Love New York.”

Flavor of Love Isn’t the Only Show Being Considered

Julie Pizzi, the President of Bunim/Murray Productions, is making waves in the reality TV landscape. Under her leadership, the company is not only considering rebooting “Flavor of Love” but also exploring new territories.

Pizzi’s involvement with various reality TV ventures, from “Below Deck” to “The Family Stallone,” demonstrates her versatility. She has a keen eye for what works in unscripted content, evident in her collaboration with Lisa Vanderpump for “Vanderpump Villa.”

“Vanderpump Villa” marks a significant step for both Bunim/Murray and Hulu. Pizzi highlights Lisa Vanderpump’s role, describing her as a “master of hospitality” deeply involved in the show’s creative process.

While Pizzi cherishes nostalgia, as seen in her work on “The Flavor of Love,” she’s also forward-thinking. She aims to distinguish between the offerings of Bunim/Murray and its sibling company, 51 Minds Entertainment.

For Pizzi, the success of reality TV lies in evolution and adaptation. She emphasizes the importance of creating a safe work environment for cast and crew, as exemplified by the protocols developed for shows like “Below Deck.”

Looking ahead, Pizzi hopes to replicate the success of franchises like “The Challenge” with shows like “Buddy Games.” With her track record and vision, she’s poised to continue shaping the landscape of reality television.