Former View co-host Sherri Shepherd, who returned to the ABC talk show as a lead contributor this season, has signed on to host and executive produce WE TV’s unscripted series Match Made In Heaven for its upcoming second season. The show, which premiered last year, features 22 diverse bachelorettes vying for the heart of a wealthy African-American bachelor who is guided through the process by pastor Ken Johnson, the Indianapolis Colts spiritual advisor.
Following the first season, which aired without a host, WE TV decided to add an emcee, reaching out to Shepherd.
“During my time co-hosting The View, I was always talking about the need for an African-American bachelor on television,” Shepherd told Deadline. “When We TV approached me about partnering up with them I had to say yes. Words can’t describe the amount of fun I’ve had working on this show.”
Shepherd is co-starring in Ride Along 2 and recurring on Fox’s Rosewood. She is repped by ICM Partners and manager Darris Hatch.
Match Made In Heaven is produced for WE tv by Glassman Media with Andrew Glassman executive producing, and Gaspin Media with Jeff Gaspin executive producing.