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.ABC dropped the show on July 6, 1973, but it continued in syndication for another year (1973–1974) as The New Dating Game.The program was revived three additional times in syndication afterwards.First Run December 20, 1965 – July 6, 1973 (ABC Daytime) October 6, 1966 – January 17, 1970 (ABC primetime) September 10, 1973 – September 1974 (Syndication) Second Run September 4, 1978 – September 1980 (Syndication) Third Run September 15, 1986 – September 8, 1989 (Syndication) Fourth Run September 9, 1996 – September 1999 (Syndication) The Dating Game is an ABC television show.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.” I think he fits Raymond Chandler’s definition of a hero—and Bob Parker was a big Raymond Chandler fan—and it’s a very short definition: “Down these mean streets, a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid.” I think you root for Jesse because he’s not really tarnished. Has there been any intrinsic difference for you in doing the films for Hallmark instead of CBS?
It was the forerunner for many imitators such as "Love Connection", MTV's "Singled Out" and numerous others.
More often than not the questions would be of a quirky nature. G.: "If we were marooned on a desert island, what would be the first thing you'd do and why? During a commercial break, the girl would think about which bachelor she'd select.
When the show returned, Jim would have her announce her choice.
The actor: He might have become a TV icon in the ’80s, but Tom Selleck didn’t spend his early years with aspirations of being an actor.
He lucked into this career during the tail end of his time in college.