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Celebrity Dating Game

Celebrity Dating Game

Photo Credit:  ABC/Craig Sjodin
  • Premiered: 
    June 14, 2021
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  • Network: ABC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Celebrity version of The Dating Game 
  • Subject Matter: Relationship
  • Tags: celebrity

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Plot Synopsis

Hosted by actress and singer-songwriter Zooey Deschanel and singer-songwriter Michael Bolton, THE CELEBRITY DATING GAME is new spin on the original classic dating show. Each one-hour episode features 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 remain a mystery to their suitors, who are given clues via parody song performances by host Michael Bolton.

In the series opener, former Bachelorette and Season 28 winner of DANCING WITH THE STARS Hannah Brown asks potential suitors to name a fun and romantic activity they can do at home, and Michael Bolton performs a parody of "I Found Someone" to give her suitors some important clues. Then, comedian, actress and TV host Nicole Byer tests suitors by asking them, "If I was a frozen pizza, how would you get me hot?" and Michael Bolton offers his rendition of "Wind Beneath My Wings" to help the suitors figure out Byer's identity.

Additional Season 1 celebrity suitors include: Carson Kressley & Iggy Azalea. Plus, Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias, Carmen Electra, Chris Kattan, Nolan Gould, Joey Lawrence, David Koechner, Marcus Scribner, Margaret Cho, Tyson Beckford, Rashad Jennings, Demi Burnett, Ryan Lochte, Colin Farrell, Dave Navarro, Tommy Lee, Dennis Rodman, and more.
On Monday, August 16, 2021 at 10pm ET/PT, ABC premiered the Season 1 finale of THE CELEBRITY DATING GAME. BLOSSOM and BROTHERLY LOVE star Joey Lawrence enjoys good music and dancing on the first date. Joey asks the contestants what their ideal first date entails while Michael Bolton performs a hilarious version of "How Can We Be Lovers." Meanwhile, BLACK-ISH actor Marcus Scribner challenges contestants to pretend they are on a reality television show and act out a confessional about how the date is going so far. Michael Bolton sings "Time, Love and Tenderness" to help the women identify Marcus


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Sony Pictures Television