The ,000 Question was one of the most popular of the quiz shows in the fifties, like many off the TV shows of the time they had a single sponsor ( which started as Revlon cosmetics in 1955 ) . The Perry Como Show featuring Perry Como was a variety show which ran first as "Perry" on NBC filmed live from the "Chesterfield Supper Club" in 1948.
The show did not last long after Revelations in the press that quiz shows were made that many of the shows were fixed to ensure the contestant the sponsors wanted to win did win. The show moved slots and Times over the year featuring the music of Perry Como and the other popular stars of the day and finally ended in 1963. Dragnet was one the many shows from the period that began on radio and moved over to television, Dragent was about police and parts of the show still remain in the memories from those old enough to have seen the series including part of the opening title and these words "Ladies and gentlemen: the story you are about to hear is true.
Unlike "The Bachelor" and other recent dating shows on which a single male or female over the course of several episodes hopes to find a potential life partner; a contestant on The Dating Game would ask three delegates of the opposite sex a series of questions with a view to pick one for accompanying him/her on a chaperoned date.
There is a folding screen separating the junior suite of the three delegates and the contestant; that way the contestant cannot see their face but can talk further ahead after each question answered.
The series was reintroduced in 1985 and again in 2003. American Bandstand originally began as a show on WFIL-TV Channel 6 in Philadelphia just called "Bandstand" in 1952 but changed to "American Bandstand" when it moved to the ABC television network in 1957 where it was hosted by Dick Clark and seen by millions across the US, The years the show were on range in all it's forms went from 1952 - 1989 .
The list of groups and music stars reads like a whose who of music over 35 years and includes some of the biggest stars in the industry including ABBA, The Bay City Rollers, Chuck Berry, David Bowie, Sheena Easton, Aretha Franklin, Bill Haley & His Comets, I could fill five pages just with those stars who appeared.
The original version of the long-running game show, hosted by veteran host Bob Eubanks.
A number of noted celebrities, including Tom Selleck and Jim Carrey, have started out as bachelors on this show.
Serial murderer, Rodney Alcala was accepted as a contestant on The Dating Game in 1978.
By then, he had already murdered at least two women in California and two others in New York.
Host Jim Lange introduced him as a "successful photographer who got his start when his father found him in the darkroom at 13, fully developed.