New hosts put on game faces for GSN remakes


GSN has tapped Kim Coles and stand-up comedian Judy Gold to host the pilots for "The Dating Game" and "The Newlywed Game," respectively.

The cable network is prepping new versions of the popular 1970s game shows, which are Sony-owned titles, that will incorporate modern elements like online dating sites. Michael Davies is executive producing both shows through his overall deal at Sony Pictures TV.

As for the hosts, GSN senior vp programming Jamie Roberts said this month that the network was looking for "unusual candidates to take these shows and reinvent them."

"Newlywed" often is identified with Bob Eubanks, who hosted most of the show's incarnations, though Jim Lange, Paul Rodriguez and Gary Kroeger were featured in some editions. "Dating" has been hosted by Lange, Elaine Joyce, Jeff MacGregor, Brad Sherwood and Chuck Woolery.

Coles is repped by Abrams Artists Agency.

Gold is repped by Rain Management Group. (partialdiff)