ABC's , produced by Barris and hosted by the cheeky Bob Eubanks, premiered in July 1966.
Four couples who had been married for a year or less competed by matching answers to questions about their spouses' likes and dislikes.
That was the behavior of a host who was bored to death." In October, ABC ordered a new version of , which bowed as an ABC daytime program in December 1965.
"Having them make the choices [on the show] appealed to the female population, the target demographic." Future sportscaster Al Michaels was a member of his staff; Burt Reynolds, Michael Jackson and John Ritter were among the contestants; and it was Barris' idea to have Lange and the contestants blow kisses to the cameras at the end of each show.When original host John Barbour didn't work out after about a year, NBC execs insisted that the cuddly, curly-haired Barris come on as his replacement, so he donned a tuxedo and a floppy hat and introduced the acts.Any of the three judges (a roster that included Jaye P.Hosts: Chuck Woolery (1983-1995), Pat Bullard (1998-1999) Years on TV: 1983-1995; 1998-1999 Super-suave Chuck Woolery hosted Love Connection, a different take on The Dating Game, where contestants would select their match from three potential dates.The audience voted on which date they thought was the perfect match and the contestant would reveal his/her choice.As a pioneer of first-run syndication, he sold to stations after ABC canceled his shows, keeping them on the air.