Dating game theme tune

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Dating game theme tune

The program was originally broadcast in black-and-white, but when a prime-time version began in October 1966, both it and the daytime version were broadcast in color; the daytime version thus became the first ABC daytime series to be broadcast in color on a regular basis.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.

Before becoming famous, Farrah Fawcett, Suzanne Somers, Yvonne Craig, Lindsay Wagner, Leif Garrett, Tom Selleck and Lee Majors appeared as contestants on the show in the 1960s and early 1970s.

After questioning, the "bachelorette" chose one of the bachelors for her date, based only on how they answered her questions.

On occasion, the role would be reversed (one bachelor, three bachelorettes).

Jim Lange hosted The Dating Game for its entire ABC network run and the 19 syndicated editions.

The 1986 revival was hosted by Elaine Joyce for its first season and Jeff Mac Gregor for its remaining two seasons.

When the original format returned to the syndicated revival in 1997, these rules were readopted but there was more of a variety between bachelors and bachelorettes.

For the first season of the 1996 revival, The Dating Game used a different format.

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.

Other contestants who appeared before becoming famous included The Carpenters, Jackson Bostwick, Michael Richards, Joanna Cameron, Andy Kaufman (who went under the pseudonym Baji Kimran), Steve Martin, Burt Reynolds, John Ritter, Phil Hartman, Jennifer Granholm (Governor of Michigan from 2003–2010), Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Alex Kozinski.

Serial killer Rodney Alcala's episodes were shown during his murder spree and after he had been convicted of rape in California.

Game Show by Chuck Barris Productions which debuted on ABC in 1965 with host Jim Lange.