Episodes of the dating game
Jim Lange, fresh from his announcing duties with Tennessee Ernie Ford stepped through the flower-speckled rotating partitions for the first of many, many times shortly before Christmas 1965. On one side you had 3 bachelors answering questions from a girl on the other side of the partition (each not being able to see the other).
The newer version- along with Jim Lange's gaudy red tuxedo- lasted for 2 years until local stations finally got tired of the protesting phone calls.Once again, the show featured both present-day and future stars such as Jaye P.Morgan, Bob Saget and Murray "The Unknown Comic" Langston.This version lasted for three years with Joyce hosting the 1st season and Jeff Mc Gregor hosting the last 2 Seasons and again as in the previous 2 incarnations, the show featured present and future stars. But if you're a game show retrophile like me, you would have to agree that there's just no Dating Game without Jim Lange with or without the awful tux. (Dates with celebrities are always subject to their availability.) THE BROADCAST HISTORY of : December 20, 1965-March 31, 1967 at am-12Noon on ABC-TV April 3, 1967-July 12, 1968 at -pm on ABC-TV July 15, 1968-July 6, 1973 at -pm on ABC-TV.(Among the future stars was Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding, Jr.! And now you don't have to suffer from Lange withdrawal because Game Show Network has some episodes to show you... Now you can see the classic Jim Lange episodes of the original DATING GAME on The Game Show Network- in particular, the ones that featured present-day and future superstars. On 1st Run Syndicated from September 10, 1973-September 15, 2000.