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An ill-advised reboot of the 60s show features a confused Zooey Deschanel and a bizarre Michael Bolton hosting with hard-to-recognise celebs looking for love. A s we are all aware, linear broadcast TV is on the ropes. The advent of streaming means that it now takes something truly special for network television to cut through all the noise of the millions of choices constantly available to us.
And this is why the ABC braintrust has finally figured out the one thing that everybody, regardless of age or gender or ethnicity, wants to watch. Glad you asked. It has Zooey Deschanel and Michael Bolton as co-hosts. Sadly not. So maybe it is quite a good fit after all. The mystery bachelorette asks her three bachelors, all sentient Dating show on abc puppets shielded from her thanks to a giant wall, if they know who she is. One of them says Blake Lively. One of them says Demi Lovato. One of them says Taylor Swift. But the answer, in fact, is an entirely generic woman who once appeared on the reality show The Bachelorette.
Her name was announced, and I immediately forgot it. This is the level of star the series has to work with. Subsequent episodes are slightly better. Iggy Azalea pops up in episode two, who is at least a name if not a particularly relevant one, as does Carson Kressley from Drag Race.
Nicole Byer from Nailed It also appears, but nobody ever guesses her identity and Deschanel has to essentially shout her at the winner over the closing titles. Byer does brilliantly, by the way. This is the sort of thing she should be hosting herself.
And, make no mistake, that is the end of the date. The wall draws back, the guest is introduced to the winner, they all stand there awkwardly dancing for 15 seconds and then the episode is over.
What happens to the winners? Do they go out with the celebrity? Do they even talk to the celebrity backstage? There is no resolution whatsoever, which makes for a highly unsatisfactory viewing experience. However, The Celebrity Dating Game does benefit from one legitimately strange format quirk. Remember I said that Michael Bolton is the co-host? What that means in reality is that, for the bulk of each episode, he sits silently next to a grand piano.
Until it happens. Two thirds of the way through each episode, it falls upon Bolton to help the contestants out. Given the piddly nature of celebrity on offer, Bolton has to sing some clues about their identity to the contestants. Then he names one of her songs. Many might favour the former. US television. Stuart Heritage. Tue 15 Jun . Reuse this content.Dating show on abc
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The Celebrity Dating Game