One standard trademark was that at the end of each episode, the host and winning contestants would blow a kiss to the viewers.
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. (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 was and still is by all accounts, the premiere game show for singles.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.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.
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.
Many celebrities played the game looking for love themselves.
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).
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.