The Dating Game was hosted by Jim Lange from its debut on ABC until the late 1970s syndicated series went off the air. The 1986 revival was originally hosted by comedienne Elaine Joyce, who was replaced by Jeff Mac Gregor after its first season. The same question could be asked to multiple bachelors.
ABC dropped the show on July 6, 1973, but it resurfaced in several syndicated versions (1973–1974 as The New Dating Game, 1978–1980, 1986–19–1999; repeats of the last version appeared in the 1999–2000 season.) For years it would almost always be aired in tandem with another Barris production, The Newlywed Game, which premiered on ABC the following year.
Typically, a bachelorette would question three bachelors, who were hidden from her view; at the end of the questioning period, she would choose one to go out with on a date paid for by the show.
1965-1999 Spiel: "From (the Chuck Barris stages in) Hollywood, (California,) the dating capital of the world... " 1973-1974 Spiel: "Tonight on The New Dating Game, you'll meet (insert bachelors/bachelorettes). Now here's the host of The New Dating Game, JIM LANGE!
And (now,) (here's) the star of the Dating Game/our show (and your host), JIM LANGE/ELAINE JOYCE/CHUCK WOOLERY!
For this revival's first season, two formats were used.
The basic format for this show, used throughout the first year, was for the bachelor/bachelorette to pick from two facts about the three potential dates.All three of the potential dates had their names revealed before the questioning started as well, something that wasn't done on any version of TDG prior.During a part of the first season, in addition to asking the questions, the bachelor/bachelorette got to see all three contestants at the outset of the game (who all had headphones on so they couldn't hear what their potential date was saying about them), and would pick who they thought was the best looking of the bunch.The 1996 series was originally hosted by Brad Sherwood, who was replaced by Chuck Woolery following a return to the series' classic format. Created by Chuck Barris Presented by Jim Lange (1965–1980)Elaine Joyce (1986–1987)Jeff Mc Gregor (1987–1989)Brad Sherwood (1996–1997)Chuck Woolery (1997–1999)Running time 30 minutes with commercials Production company(s) Chuck Barris Productions (1965–1974; 1978–1980; 1986–1987)Barris Industries (1987–1989)The Guber-Peters Company (1986–1989)Columbia Tri Star Television (1996–2000)Distributor Station Syndication, Inc. Bryan Mac was the bachelor and my name is Stacey Cimino. Stacey [email protected] am looking for the dating game show episode with lee majors. Occasionally, the roles would be reversed with a man questioning three ladies; other times, a celebrity would question three players for a date for themselves, a co-worker or a relative of theirs.