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ABC, Sony Pictures TV to revive “The Dating Game”

ABC and Sony Pictures Television are partnering to reboot The Dating Game – which ran on the network from 1965 to 1973 — with a celebrity twist.  The Celebrity Dating Game ...
February 19, 2021

ABC and Sony Pictures Television are partnering to reboot The Dating Game – which ran on the network from 1965 to 1973 — with a celebrity twist.

 The Celebrity Dating Game will be hosted by actress and singer-songwriter Zooey Deschanel and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Michael Bolton.

Promising to offer the same feel as the original dating show, each episode follows two celebrities who each pick one suitor from a hidden panel of three bachelors and/or bachelorettes based on answers to a variety of questions.

However, the celebrity identities will remain a mystery to the suitors, who are given clues via parody song performances by Bolton.

The game show promises to be a “wry wink” at modern dating life and feature a roster of celebrity singles from television, music, comedy, reality TV and feature film in their pursuit to find love.

The Celebrity Dating Game is executive produced by Bolton with  Charles Wachter, Christina Kline and Wendi Wan, in association with Sony Pictures Television.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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