The statement round was used to determine the "personality" portion.After the game ended the bachelor/bachelorette chose one panelist based on looks and one based on personality, then was prompted to choose either of the two.Serial killer Rodney Alcala's episodes were shown during his murder spree and after he had been convicted of rape in California.Some contestants appeared even after they were fairly well known, including a young Michael Jackson, Dusty Springfield, Ron Howard, Maureen Mc Cormick, Barry Williams, Sally Field, Henry Morgan, Richard Dawson, Jay North, and Paul Lynde.Play continued until time expired, after which the bachelor/bachelorette gave their choice.In several weeks of episodes that aired at various times throughout the season, another format was used.Chuck Woolery took over in 1997 when the original format was reinstated and hosted for the last two seasons.Beginning in 1966, The Dating Game was often paired with The Newlywed Game.
When the show was revived with a different format in 1996, Brad Sherwood was named as its host.
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.
But if you're not prepared to get hurt like that, life can be pretty boring.
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