'Surreal' Love Affair Spawns Series

Rapper Flavor Flav (search) and '80s action star Brigette Nielsen, the most improbable couple to come out of a reality TV show yet, now have their own series.

"Strange Love" (search) which picks up the couple's unlikely love affair where it left off at the end of last season's edition of "The Surreal Life" (search) is slated to hit the air in January.

"Brigitte and Flav have captured people's imaginations for a number of reasons," MTV Networks programming chief Brian Graden told The Post yesterday.

To make the show, VH1 producers convinced the couple to let cameras follow them when the rapper met Nielsen's friends and family in Europe and when he brought her to his home.

The relationship began on "The Surreal" life, a show in which over-the-hill or B-level celebs live together in a house full of cameras.