A thinly-veiled reference to Loveline can be seen in the 1989 film Heathers in a scene featuring a radio call-in advice program called Hot Probs hosted by none other than Jim Trenton, the original creator of Loveline.
Pine Cliff becomes tangled up in a story of revenge, murder, mystery, and the possibility of being left out forever.
The two had a natural chemistry, in which Carolla's jocular tone emphasized Pinsky's reasoned expertise.
Together, they refined the format of the show, and capitalized on their growing popularity with speaking tours, a television show on MTV (also titled Loveline), a book, and cameo appearances on television series and movies.
In February 1992, the show expanded from Sunday nights to five nights a week, Sunday through Thursday.
In August 1993 Trenton was replaced by former MTV VJ Riki Rachtman.
During his first appearance on Carolla's new morning show, Pinsky revealed that the shortlist of candidates included Carson Daly, Joel Mc Hale, Danny Bonaduce, Steve-O and Daniel Tosh.
After Carolla's departure, he was substituted on a temporary basis by numerous celebrity guests, some of whom announced their desire to take the job permanently.
Loveline TV was filmed at Hollywood Center Studios. Drew and Adam Book: A Survival Guide to Life and Love, an advice book written in a tone similar to the radio show, was released in 1998.
The series has also spawned a number of Loveline-inspired games that have been mentioned on the show.
Adam Carolla re-joined him as co-host for the final show. Loveline follows the call-in question-and-answer model with the primary goal of helping youth and young adults with relationship, sexuality, and drug addiction problems through the expertise of Pinsky, an internist and addiction medicine specialist, and the humorous context and insight provided by a comedic host.
On September 8, 2016, the show was rebooted as a weekly podcast, with Amber Rose and Dr. Adam Carolla explained his role as a "sheep in wolf's clothing".