Celebrity dating game show
From six-foot-tall heartthrobs (Jon Hamm, Tom Selleck) to chart-topping musicians (Joey Fatone, Lady Gaga) to -V-necked game show hosts (Simon Cowell), the game shows of yore have proven a veritable breeding ground for A-list talent.
In other words, if you’re a casting director, get thee to a game show set, stat. Here, you’ll find 20 celebs who catapulted their careers off the backs of good-hearted competition.
Many of the celebrities of tomorrow could be hiding somewhere among the game show contestants of today.
Yes, believe it or not, a large number of Hollywood’s A-listers got their starts not on sitcoms or scripted reality series, but on popular game shows.
Way back when, Martin served as a guest panelist on an episode of the show, and he even played the banjo under such pseudonyms as “The Mad Banjo” and the “Wild Stringed Instrumentalist.” These days, Martin has embraced his inner musical talents, and has released a dozen studio albums—half of which charted at number one on the Billboard bluegrass charts.
Evidently his letter was enough to score him a spot on the show.
More recent shows such as "Best Friend's Date(2004-05" and the most famous "Blind Date(1999-2006)" have taken it one step further by sending a camera crew along to capture the highs and lows - the ins and outs of the couple's date.
(JPF&T) -- quoted from its origin -- Later on, the shows became more interactive that the viewers in front of the TV was able to make decisions to eliminate the undesirable contestants and to choose the winner of this contest after all the contestants have stayed together and shared a house for several weeks as long as the show episode lasts.
After asking them a series of questions, she would chose which one to go on a date with.
A number of noted celebrities, including Tom Selleck and Jim Carrey, have started out as bachelors on this show.
The Dating Game was surely the inspiration for several other shows and today's most popular reality dating shows which tinkered with its structure to reflect the changes in societal attitudes toward sex.