The afghanistan dating game


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.

The gimmick: a young female questions three males, hidden from her view, to determine which would be the best date.

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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.

At one point he was supplying the television networks with 27 hours of entertainment a week, mostly in five-days-a-week daytime game shows.

The grinning, curly-haired Barris became a familiar face as creator and host of , which aired from 1976 to 1980.

In fact the only farcical element of his documentary Afghanistan: the Great Game (Monday and Wednesday, BBC Two) was the fact that it wasn’t aired on consecutive nights.