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New Celebrity dating show with Zooey Deschanel and Michael Bolton

A new dating show is coming to ABC with actress Zooey Deschanel and musician Michael Bolton in the tradition of 1960's hit TV show, “The Dating Game”  

By Jose Contreras


Zooey Deschanel (AP)

Apparently we can now link the actress Zooey Deschanel and musician Michael Bolton, thanks to the new announcement from the ABC network, which has just released news indicating that both will be the host for the upcoming television show "The Celebrity Dating Game"

This Thursday, February 18th, 2021, the network confirmed that it would revive the classic 60's show “The Dating Game” for an edition focused on celebrities. Unlike the original show, this remake of the show will introduce new dynamics in which contestants must guess who the mystery celebrity is, based on clues, questions, and such.

Originally, "The Dating Game" show aired on ABC for almost 10 years, between 1065 and 1973. The original show was created by Chuck Barris, who has his life described in the movie "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind." The format, which Sony owns to date, has been broadcast in a number of countries and formats, including the famous UK show “Blind Date”.


For their part, both new presenters shared their reveal messages via Twitter to warn fans about their comeback to TV, and featuring work. The show is expected to be filmed with Deschanel and Bolton, who will be inviting stars to the show, such as Charles Wachter, Christina Kline and even Jersey Shore's Wendi Wan, in Los Angeles.

Zooey Deschanel is known for her work on Fox series "New Girl" as well as various films such as "Yes Man" and "Elf" with Will Ferrell. Furthermore, the young woman has a career as a singer-songwriter with which she has developed since the beginning of her career, and she is currently part of the duo "She & Him".

Both stars shared on social media their forecoming participation on ABC's new show. On his behalf, Michael bolton only posted an image portraying both hosts and a short message.

“So excited to announce that I'll be hosting #TheCelebrityDatingGame alongside @mbsings!” shared Zooey Deschanel on her behalf and through her Twitter account“It's the classic dating game you know and love but with a modern spin! Michal and I will be matchmakers, setting up hopeful daters and surpire celebrity suitors”

For his part, the well-known 68-year-old singer-songwriter Michael Bolton, is known for his influence on the music scene, regardless the genre he decided to play. In the 80's after a shift from Heavy Metal to Pop Rock, Bolton established himself as a rock icon, bringing with him a long list of hits, awards and many, many albums.

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