The first revival premiered in 1978 and ran until 1980, the second ran from 1986 until 1989, and the last ran from 1996 until 1999 with a season of reruns following.Jim Lange hosted The Dating Game for its entire ABC network run and the 19 syndicated editions.
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. From 1981-1984 he entertained us with sketches as...See full summary » One of the classic game shows created by Chuck Barris.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.