The music for this show was loud Las Vegas lounge with a game show gloss.High Rollers had the lovely Ruta Lee along as co-host, one of the classiest and most beautiful game show models of all time.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.The questions were written in advance by the producers.Certain kinds of questions such as name, age, occupation, and income cannot be asked. The bachelorette would make her choice based solely on the answers to her questions.Two contestants on each episode got to choose from thirty wrapped packages displayed centerstage.They had a shot at the usual game show prizes (washer-dryers and Turtle Wax), or a chance at the grand prize - a check for ,000 (that's about 5,000 in today's dough). To heighten the suspense, Edwards would peek into the box before the contestant got a look and go through a number of fake-outs before he sprung the actual prize on them.
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.(1973–1974)Firestone Program Services (1978–1980)Worldvision Enterprises (1986–1987)Barris Program Sales (1987–1989)Columbia Tri Star Television (1996–2000)Broadcast Original channel ABC (1965–1973)Syndicated (1973–1974; 1978–1980; 1986–1989; 1996–2000)Original run First Run December 20, 1965 – July 6, 1973 (ABC Daytime)Second Run October 6, 1966 – January 17, 1970 (ABC primetime)Third Run September 10, 1973 – September 1974 (Syndication)Fourth Run September 4, 1978 – September 1980 (Syndication)Fifth Run September 15, 1986 – September 8, 1989 (Syndication)Sixth Run September 9, 1996 – September 1999 (Syndication) I was on this show in 1986-1987 and won. lee majors was the bachelor my sister was the bachelorette chosen they went to London England. contact me @ [email protected] was on the The Dating Game show with Chuck Woolery in 1999 (I THINK it aired in 2000, maybe not) and won a trip to Miami, Florida and stayed at the Eden Roc Hotel! I was wondering if you'd be doing an archive of those shows. The Dating Game (also known as The New Dating Game and The All-New Dating Game) is the long-running dating game show where one girl or one guy had to choose between three bachelors or bachelorettes to go out on a date for which the producers pay.The pre-stardom Farrah Fawcett, Suzanne Somers, Lindsay Wagner, Tom Selleck and Lee Majors appeared as "contestants" on the show in the 1960s and early 1970s.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).