“Relationships are hard, and The Game knows that working in the entertainment business makes it even harder,” said VH1's executive vp of original programming and production Susan Levison.“In this series, he gets to try a different strategy, taking the advice and suggestions of the friends who know him best.
Stand-up comedian Tony Rock has a host of accomplishments under his belt, including spearheading his own sketch comedy series, “The Tony Rock Project” and revamping the legendary talent competition show “Apollo Live.” Now, Rock is redefining the dating and game show genres as the host of TV One’s “The Game of Dating.” by offering provocative and hysterical new takes on classic dating show scenarios.
After the show became a hit on both daytime and nighttime TV, the Barris machine accelerated.
New products included "The Newlywed Game," ''The Parent Game," ''The Family Game" and even "The Game Game."At one point Barris was supplying the television networks with 27 hours of entertainment a week, mostly in five-days-a-week daytime game shows.
But in all cases, the questions were designed by the show's writers to elicit sexy answers.
Celebrities and future celebrities who appeared as contestants included Michael Jackson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Steve Martin and a pre-"Charlie's Angels" Farrah Fawcett, introduced as "an accomplished artist and sculptress" with a dream to open her own gallery.