Sweethearts (U.S. game show)

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Sweethearts
Genre Game show
Presented by Charles Nelson Reilly
Richard Kline (substitute)
Narrated by Jim McKrell
Country of origin United States
Production
Running time 30 Minutes
Release
Original network Syndication
Original release September 12, 1988 – September 8, 1989

Sweethearts is an American television game show based on the British series of the same name which aired from September 12, 1988 to September 8, 1989. The show was syndicated throughout the United States by Multimedia Entertainment.

Charles Nelson Reilly was the host. Richard Kline guest-hosted.

Gameplay[edit]

A sort of combination of The Dating/Newlywed Game and To Tell the Truth. Three couples each with a different story on how they met faced a panel of three celebrities, two of them were false, the other was telling the truth. Each couple came out one at a time, then each panelist asked the couple in control questions for an unlimited amount of time.

When all the couples were grilled then the panel voted on which couple's story was true. Each incorrect vote was worth $500 to the couples, and fooling the panel completely won the real couple a big trip.

Among the celebrities who appeared were, Sally Struthers, Tony Orlando, Zsa Zsa Gabor, McLean Stevenson, Phyllis Diller, Tom Poston, and Richard Simmons.[1]

Home Viewer Sweepstakes[edit]

home viewers had the chance to get in on the fun by playing the home viewer game. Just like the panelists on the show, home viewers must watch and listen to all three stories (one from each of the three couples) after they have seen and heard from all three, the home viewer must then vote on which one of the three is true simply just by calling their respective 900 number. The winning home viewer selected at random would win a nice prize.

British Version[edit]

The original British version produced by Anglia was hosted by Larry Grayson and announced by John Benson aired on ITV from March 31 until June 23, 1987.

References[edit]

  1. ^ TV Guide Guide to TV. Barnes & Noble. 2004. p. 617. ISBN 0-7607-5634-1.