Dating game tv series
THE DATING GAME was and still is by all accounts, the premiere game show for singles.It was the forerunner for many imitators such as "Love Connection", MTV's "Singled Out" and numerous others.(In fact, in light of its success, Baskin-Robbins named an ice cream flavor in honor of the show.) And over the years, the show featured many stars of the day (Burt Reynolds, Paul Petersen and even Dick Clark showed up) as well as newcomers who would in later years become big stars in their own right (John Ritter, Teri Garr, Tom Selleck and Farrah Fawcett were among these.) The show left abc-TV on July 2-6, 1973, but stayed in syndication for another year (1973-1974) before leaving the airwaves altogether.Creator Chuck Barris brought the show back again 4 years later with Lange as host from 1978 to 1980.Jim Lange, fresh from his announcing duties with Tennessee Ernie Ford stepped through the flower-speckled rotating partitions for the first of many, many times shortly before Christmas 1965. On one side you had 3 bachelors answering questions from a girl on the other side of the partition (each not being able to see the other).The girl was given a certain amount of time to ask as many questions as she could to the 3 bachelors.Three singles of the same sex were introduced to the audience.They were then asked a question by a single individual of the opposite sex, who could hear but not see them, to choose with whom to go on a date.
(Among the future stars was Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding, Jr.! And now you don't have to suffer from Lange withdrawal because Game Show Network has some episodes to show you... Now you can see the classic Jim Lange episodes of the original DATING GAME on The Game Show Network- in particular, the ones that featured present-day and future superstars. On 1st Run Syndicated from September 10, 1973-September 15, 2000.But they all have the same influence: Chuck Barris, the creator of the one that started it all!"THE DATING GAME" first premiered on December 20-24, 1965 on abc-TV and remained a fixture on the network in both daytime and nighttime incarnations through the rest of the 1960s and well into the 1970s.Blind Date originally ran on Saturday nights from 30 November 1985 to on ITV. The new series began airing on 17 June 2017 in its usual Saturday night slot and is produced by So Television and Stellify Media, a firm part-owned by Sony Pictures Television.The show had a format similar to the show known in Australia as Perfect Match or in the US as The Dating Game.