The most popular of these shows was The Bachelor, in which a handsome man was the prize and 25 eligible women vied for his affection. The show has been running since 2002, with 23 seasons—and a new one each year. This is not an accident. These dating reality shows have been around since the 1960s, when they first appeared on television not long after the first game shows did in the 1950s. They’ve evolved over time but still have some of their original charm: A fun premise (a “bachelor” or bachelorette looking for love on national television), a group of spirited contestants attempting to woo their way into that person’s heart and sometimes fighting over who gets to spend more time with them, and an eventual winner who gets to walk away with the prize—a date and maybe even a marriage proposal!
Who is ready to get married? Take A guess: a blog about game show ideas.
The Dating Game is a game show where the bachelor/bachelorette meets potential dates from contestants.
The Newlywed Game is a game show where married couples must determine how well they know each other by answering questions about themselves and their spouses. The same couple returns each week to play against new couples.
The Dating Game
The Dating Game is a game show that aired on ABC from 1965 to 1978, and from 2003 to 2008. The show featured a single man asking questions of three hidden bachelors or bachelorettes (which one was not revealed until the end of the game), who were trying to choose players for dates. The same premise was used by many programs following this version, including The New Dating Game (1977–1980), The Riddler’s Reward (1984–1985), Love Connection (1986–1994), and Blind Date (1987–2003).
The Newlywed Game
The Newlywed Game is a game show that first aired in 1966. The show was created by Chuck Barris, who also hosted the show. The game was based on a concept that has been used in other countries. It was on air until 1985.
In this game, a couple with recently married couples were asked questions about each other; for instance “What’s the most embarrassing thing your wife/husband does?” or “If you could ask your spouse one question what would it be?”
The host would then ask them for an answer and then reveal if they were right or wrong by showing what their partner said to these same questions during taping of the show.
Love Connection is a dating game show hosted by Chuck Woolery. The show features a single person, usually a man, who goes on a date with three contestants, who are hidden from him or her. During the date, the contestant asks each of them questions in turn as they all sit at dinner tables facing him or her. The contestant can then decide which one he or she likes best and “connects” with that person by pressing an illuminated button at their table. If the man connects with any girl on the show then that couple win potentially thousands of dollars!
Wayne Brady shows are always a good idea
Of course, the choice of host is crucial. I mean, who do you want to see as the face of your game show? Do you want someone who’s funny? Someone who’s smart? A little bit of both? If it were up to me, I’d say go with Wayne Brady. He’s perfect for this role because he has all these different talents and abilities that make him perfect for any type of game show idea.
He can be funny when he wants to be—I mean everyone knows Wayne Brady from Whose Line Is It Anyway?, right?—but at the same time he also has an amazing singing voice (he was in The Producers!). Plus he dances incredibly well (you should watch him dance when you get a chance). Not only that but he used to play football back in college so if there was ever an opportunity where they might need someone who knows how to tackle someone or catch a ball while running full speed toward them then don’t worry: Wayne Brady is here!
Its the thrill of the chase
If you’re a fan of game shows, but also enjoy the thrill of the chase—or if you just like looking at attractive people—then this game show might be right up your alley.
In “Who Is Ready To Get Married?”, we watch contestants go through the long and winding road that is dating and marriage. These are two different stages in life, each with its own set of challenges. The show will follow contestants as they date different partners, considering whether or not they’d be willing to marry them (and if so, how soon).
The catch here is that everyone involved in this process has been genetically modified: You can’t actually get married unless both partners want it enough! And since we don’t want anything outside genetics getting in the way here, neither can any external circumstances like money or politics or even what happens on TV shows after they’ve aired—we don’t care about those things anymore than our contestants do. Each episode will focus on one couple’s journey toward saying “I Do.”
We’re always looking for the next Game Show Idea to hit big, and now we have it. This show is a surefire winner, because it combines elements of an old favorite with something modern audiences love—a reality show spin! Who wouldn’t want to watch as people compete to win their dream wedding? It’s all about the competition here: not only will the host be on edge trying to figure out which contestant should get married first, but viewers at home will also be rooting for their favorite person or couple throughout each episode. All in all, this is one game show idea that has us extremely excited!