'Matchmaker' e.p. to develop new programming, scout talent

“Millionaire Matchmaker” exec producer Patti Stanger has inked a two-year deal to develop programmning and scout talent for Bravo.

Net said Stanger would “potentially star in and executive produce a new series,” as well, though no specifics were announced.

Fresh episodes of “Matchmaker” debut Aug. 15; the show is headed into its fifth season after season four earned the series’ highest ratings average: 1.9 million total viewers and 1.3 million in its target demo of adults 18 to 49.

“We are confident she will be able to seek out and develop a wide range of new series that will prove to be as successful as ‘The Millionaire Matchmaker,’ ” said Eli Lehrer, Bravo development VP.

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