GSN announced plans to order twenty episodes of a traveling version of the series. Despite earning respectable ratings by GSN's standards, Baggage received mixed critical reviews.
The spin-off, entitled Baggage on the Road, follows an identical format to its predecessor while traveling to tape episodes in various U.
Many celebrities played the game looking for love themselves.
The pre-stardom Farrah Fawcett, Suzanne Somers, Lindsay Wagner, Tom Selleck and Lee Majors appeared as "contestants" on the show in the 1960s and early 1970s.
The suitcases are placed in random order, so the central character does not know to whom each belongs.
The Dating Game is an ABC television show that first aired on December 20, 1965 and was the first of many shows created and packaged by Chuck Barris from the 1960s through the 1980s.
ABC dropped the show on July 6, 1973, but it resurfaced in several syndicated versions (1973–1974 as The New Dating Game, 1978–1980, 1986–19–1999; repeats of the last version appeared in the 1999–2000 season.) For years it would almost always be aired in tandem with another Barris production, The Newlywed Game, which premiered on ABC the following year.
The series gives three contestants the chance to win the eye of a prospective date.
The contestants each have three suitcases onstage: a small, medium, and large one.
The main contestant chooses the piece of baggage which is the "deal breaker" (i.e., the one secret that they cannot accept).