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Subscriber Account active since. If you think that "The Bachelor" started the reality show dating game, you couldn't be more wrong. Each episode helped one man or woman find a date with eligible contestants. The catch?

The wacky 52-year-long evolution of dating shows on TV

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The Dating Game also known as The New Dating Game and The All-New Dating Game is the long-running dating game show where one girl or one guy had to choose between three bachelors or bachelorettes to go out on a date for which the producers pay. Generally the bachelorette would ask a series of questions to each of the three hidden bachelors. The same question could be asked to multiple bachelors. The questions were written in advance by the producers. Certain kinds of questions such as name, age, occupation, and income were not permitted to be asked.

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Born in Philadelphia in , Charles Barris had a hardscrabble youth after his dentist father died of a stroke, leaving his family destitute. He graduated from what is now Drexel University in and worked odd jobs until he found his way into television through a short-lived entry level position at NBC, which he followed with a gig at ABC. It was there that he began building his game-show empire. Jim Lange served as the original host and Chuck Woolery emceed the show during its final years.
Weakest Link is an American television game show that made its debut in It is an adaptation of the British television series of the same name. The series made its debut on NBC on April 16, , and with the exception of the first 3 episodes which all aired the same week, the series aired once a week for an hour as part of the network's primetime schedule. The network cancelled Weakest Link in and its final episode aired on July 14, , with ten episodes left unaired. While the primetime series was still being produced, NBC began developing a daily half-hour edition that would be syndicated to local stations.

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