ABC dropped the show on July 6, 1973, but it continued in syndication for another year (1973–1974) as The New Dating Game.The program was revived three additional times in syndication afterwards.
But in 1978, two years before the murder conviction, there he was: Bachelor Number One.The questions were all framed provocatively, with plenty of opportunity for a naughty answer. In the years since the show aired, some fascinating names came up on You Tube’s radar — of on-the-prowl singles who would one day make a name for themselves.A typical question went something like this: “Bachelor Number Three, it’s the holiday season and I’m Santa — you’re on my lap. Before his hair went white and his stand-up comedy career took off, Steve Martin appeared on the show (on multiple occasions).After host Jim Lange introduces "successful photographer" Alcala ("You might find him skydiving or motorcycling!"), Bradshaw asks him, "What's your best time?The 1986 revival was hosted by Elaine Joyce for its first season and Jeff Mac Gregor for its remaining two seasons.