All three of the potential dates had their names revealed before the questioning started as well, something that wasn't done on any version of TDG prior.During a part of the first season, in addition to asking the questions, the bachelor/bachelorette got to see all three contestants at the outset of the game (who all had headphones on so they couldn't hear what their potential date was saying about them), and would pick who they thought was the best looking of the bunch.When all said and done, the dating couple went out on a dream vacation which was paid by the producers.
, hosted by Chuck Woolery, is a charming relic of the video-dating era, with singles choosing a date from three options and reporting back to Woolery how it went. Each date recap plays out like the original, with the main contestant sitting next to Andy and their date chiming in via video chat.
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“Hosting the new version allows me to do one of the things I love most: meddling in people’s personal lives,” Cohen said in a statement announcing the reboot.
The original Love Connection ran for 11 seasons, launching as a syndicated late-night show in 1983 and signing off in 1994 after more than 2,000 half-hour episodes.
The format of the reboot seems to be similar to the original, with single men and women going on blind dates and then returning to tell tales about their adventures with one another in front of a studio audience.
Cohen, like Woolery, will play ringmaster, grilling the singles in a comedic way about their dates.
A Board Game based on the 1986 version was released by Pressman in 1987.
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“The more visibility, the better,” he told the LGBT-interest magazine. I think it’s great.” One of the contestants appearing on the show is 32-year-old Liz Baxter.
“I never thought that I would be in this position, but I’m super proud of being gay, so I’m happy to be an advocate in any way,” she told The Advocate.
The series predated the modern reality-TV revolution, updating another classic relationship game show — The Dating Game — by letting singles speak frankly about their experiences in a way past TV shows hadn’t allowed.