Get ready for a new dating game. ABC has ordered The Celebrity Dating Game, a revival of The Dating Game which first aired on the network in 1965. Various incarnations of the series have also aired in syndication over the years.
This time around, the game show will help celebrities find love out of a panel of three suitors. Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) and singer Michael Bolton are set to host the revival with Bolton also serving as an executive producer.
ABC revealed more about the new game show in a press release.
“Hosted by actress and singer-songwriter Zooey Deschanel and multiple GRAMMY®-winning singer-songwriter Michael Bolton, The Celebrity Dating Game offers a wry wink at modern dating with a star-studded roster of celebrity singles from television, music, comedy, reality TV and feature film in their pursuit to find love.
Offering the same iconic feel as the original classic dating show, each episode follows two celebrities who each pick one lucky suitor from a hidden panel of three bachelors and/or bachelorettes based on answers to a variety of questions. But there’s a twist! The celebrity identities will remain a mystery to their suitors, who are given clues via hilarious parody song performances by host Michael Bolton.
The Celebrity Dating Game is executive produced by Charles Wachter, Michael Bolton, Christina Kline and Wendi Wan, in association with Sony Pictures Television.”
A premiere date was not revealed for The Celebrity Dating Game.
What do you think? Have you watched an earlier version of The Dating Game on TV? Do you plan to watch the new Celebrity Dating Game once it arrives on ABC?