Apparently, the current television show revival trend is not limited to sit-coms. ABC is reviving a show that premiered back in 1965, and they are adding a modern twist. Actor Zooey Deschanel is teaming up with singer Michael Bolton to host a new and improved Celebrity Dating Game. We haven’t seen a revival of the original The Dating Game since the 90’s, and this one promises to be a whirlwind of humor and fun.
The official description says it will be “a wry wink at modern dating with a star-studded roster of celebrity singles in their pursuit to find love. Offering a spin on the classic dating show, the celebrity guests will remain a mystery as one lucky suitor is chosen from a hidden panel of three bachelors and/or bachelorettes based on their answers to the celebrity’s questions. Suitors will have the opportunity to guess the secret identity based on clues, questions and special parody performances by host Michael Bolton.”
While some are excited to see which celebrities attempt to look for love on Celebrity Dating Game, we are WAY more interested in watching Bolton break out in epic parody performances. Who can forget his “Captain Jack Sparrow” song collab with Lonely Island on SNL? Plus, Deschanel’s own musical artistry (she can be seen singing in Elf, on her show New Girl, and in her band She & Him) is fun and carefree, perfect for the next hit dating show.
Which single celebrities do you hope to spot on Celebrity Dating Game? Do you think it will be a success like the other Dating Games?
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