Network: The CW
Episodes: Eight, four unaired (hour)
TV show dates: October 5, 2008 – October 26, 2008
Series status: Cancelled/ended
Performers include: Christine Lakin, Autumn Reeser, Robert Baker, Jaime Murray, Kristoffer Polaha, Greg Ellis and Patrick Fabian
TV show description:
As their name suggests, the Valentine family wants everyone to be in love. Living in a mansion in Hollywood, California, they’re determined to help soulmates connect. But this family isn’t like any other group of matchmakers – they’re actually Greek gods who are posing as mortals.
Grace “Aphrodite” Valentine (Jaime Murray) is the matriarch of the family and believes in love very strongly. Her son Danny or “Eros” (Kristoffer Polaha) has a much more pragmatic view; he carries a magical gun that he can use to make subjects temporarily fall in love. Unfortunately Danny is sometimes too busy in his own conquests to worry about helping others find his/her match.
Strongman Leo or “Hercules” (Robert Baker) works with Danny and tries to keep him on the right path. Phoebe (Autumn Reeser), the “Goddess of the Oracle of Delphi”, tells the group who they need to help. She oversees the Oracle, the mansion’s pool, that reveals soulmate identities and what will happen if the gods can’t work their magic.
As the gods soon discover, getting people together in the modern world is no easy task. Busy lifestyles and technology like e-mail and instant messaging make it difficult to get potential lovers even in the same room. Desperate times call for desperate measures.
So, when Grace meets romance novelist Kate Providence (Christine Lakin) at a book reading, she convinces Kate to help in her family’s mission. Together, they’ll have to think of creative ways to bring soulmates together so that hopefully, they’ll be together for an eternity. If the gods can’t bring more love to the world, they’re doomed to disappear forever.