Celebrities who were on the dating game
There's something for everyone here, from a historical novel to children's fiction to a poetic memoir (spoiler alert: it's by Chris and Des).The most scandalous of all is probably Courtney Robertson's juicy tell-all memoir, which really goes there with the sexy secrets of the show.The Dating Game is an ABC television show that first aired on December 20, 1965 and was the first of many shows created and packaged by Chuck Barris from the 1960s through the 1980s.
When it was revealed that the hugely popular 1950s quiz show “Twenty One” was rigged, it changed television game shows in the United States permanently.
Other contestants who appeared in their unknown or pre-stardom eras included The Carpenters, Jackson Bostwick, Joanna Cameron, Andy Kaufman (who went under the name Baji Kimran), Steve Martin, Burt Reynolds, John Ritter, Phil Hartman, Jennifer Granholm (Governor of Michigan from 2003-2010), the actor Jay North, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Tom Selleck (who went on the show twice but was not chosen as a "date" either time).
The future Federal Judge Alex Kozinski appeared on it and was selected as a "date". Some contestants appeared even after they were fairly well known, including a young Michael Jackson, Ron Howard, Maureen Mc Cormick, Barry Williams, Sally Field, Richard Dawson, and Paul Lynde. [email protected] Dad was on the show sometime around 1975 ish. I would love to get a copy of that show if it's available. My dad passed away in 1984 and I would love to be able to show my kids their grandfather.
The 1986 revival was originally hosted by comedienne Elaine Joyce, who was replaced by Jeff Mac Gregor after its first season.
The 1996 series was originally hosted by Brad Sherwood, who was replaced by Chuck Woolery following a return to the series' classic format.
The clever set ups — blind dates in bedrooms, blind dates in vans, blind dates with parents — kept generations of teens glued to the channel, much in the same way music videos had the decade prior.