Patti Stanger has set up her last love-starved millionaire. The forthcoming fifth season of Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker will be its last, if a new scoop from The New York Post’s Page Six Column is to be believed.
The network denies it, but TV industry insiders say that Bravo is pulling the plug on the eternally-single love expert after receiving complaints from several of her former clients. The Post spoke with no less than six wealthy professionals who have appeared on Matchmaker over the past four seasons and lived to regret it.
The paper writes: “Long Island divorce lawyer Doug Kepanis, who’s described on the show’s Web site as ‘a divorce attorney with an ugly bod,’ said business has slowed and he was dropped as a legal expert from TruTV because he appeared sexist. ‘It’s the busiest time of the year for divorces, and I haven’t gotten any calls since my appearance,’ Kepanis said. ‘I have a lot of female clients — it may have turned them away.’”
There are also accounts from former Patti fixer-ups who have been unable to land dates and/or jobs after dropping in to the show, but it’s Stanger’s sour attitude with Bravo producers that’s getting her booted from the network, those in-the-know report.
“She thinks they aren’t giving her the respect she deserves and she’s telling friends that she’s shopping her show to other networks. But Bravo is tired of her antics, insists it owns ‘Millionaire Matchmaker’ and wants to continue the show with a different matchmaker….”