It 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 continued in syndication for another year (1973–1974) as The New Dating Game.
While it is possible in this day of inexpensive, high-value digital production equipment and access to online video distribution to start your own talk show, the likelihood that you'll get picked up nationally and become the next Rachael Ray is very, very, very slim. Topolsky is the unassuming, whip-smart host of On The Verge, the online interview program hosted by , a technology news outlet. And Topolsky isn't that much different than you. But getting more specific will help you understand everything ahead of you - who your audience will be, what format your show should take, and who you'll invite to be guests. Knowing your audience will help you figure out how long segments will be, how to talk to your audience, who your guests should be and what your topics are.
Even if it's simply hot topics of the day, at least that's something. Now that you know your angle - (let's stick with comic books for this exercise) - you can start figuring out who your audience is.
If it's a show about comic books, you'll want to research the most popular titles, creators, comic book companies and ancillary personalities - comic critics, comic shop owners, comic book filmmakers, and outspoken fans.
The easier part will likely be getting them on your show.
Today aspiring talk show hosts and producers can shoot a shoestring talk show on a 0 high-definition video camera and broadcast the show on You Tube or their own unique web page.
When the show was revived with a different format in 1996, Brad Sherwood was named as its host.
Chuck Woolery took over in 1997 when the original format was reinstated and hosted for the last two seasons.
The program was revived three additional times in syndication afterwards.
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.