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.
ABC dropped the show on July 6, 1973, but it continued in syndication for another year (1973–1974) as The New Dating Game.
Fans peered in from the edges of the tent, grouped in clusters at its entrances, and danced on the pavement near the beer stands and craft booths.And though Alpert quoted his cheery, rollicking and slightly goofy hits, like “Whipped Cream” and “Tijuana Taxi,” the show was more than anything a demonstration by a gang of pros, sharp musicians who take popular sounds seriously and can show you how, too — without taking away an ounce of fun.The group ably deconstructed a run of Beatles songs, including a cha-cha “Fool On The Hill” and a slow, smooth “Something,” revealing new layers of complexity and passion.The program was originally broadcast in black-and-white, but when a prime-time version began in October 1966, both it and the daytime version were broadcast in color; the daytime version thus became the first ABC daytime series to be broadcast in color on a regular basis.Typically, a bachelorette would question three bachelors, who were hidden from her view; at the end of the questioning period, she would choose one to go out with on a date paid for by the show.Occasionally, the roles would be reversed with a man questioning three ladies; other times, a celebrity would question three players for a date for themselves or for a co-worker or a relative of theirs.Before becoming famous, Farrah Fawcett, Suzanne Somers, Yvonne Craig, Lindsay Wagner, Leif Garrett, Tom Selleck and Lee Majors appeared as contestants on the show in the 1960s and early 1970s.on bass and Michael Shapiro on drums, the whole evening seemed effortless, from the set list, technical proficiency and the comfortable banter between Mr. I never once felt she was pushing or singing out of her range. Hall have such a comfort with each other and their musicality, that the audience could not help but to sing and move along to the music. This demonstrated how a trumpet themed solo can be so engaging and mainstream! This longing for dreams and time standing still could be a theme for the state of the world we currently live in. Hall’s seamless voice conveyed emotion and ease of tone.The program was revived three additional times in syndication afterwards.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.