For the first time since its 1967 premiere, the “Newlywed Game” will feature a gay couple: George Takei of “Star Trek” and his husband of one year (and partner for 22) Brad Altman.
Why it has taken the show so long to get with the times is anybody’s guess. GSN, the network that now airs the show, won’t speculate because it’s been in charge for only two years—a lifetime in television.
The Associated Press reports that the show’s host, Carnie Wilson (yes, thatCarnie Wilson), says she wants to do an all-gay episode. —PS
AP via Yahoo:
Even as states and jurisdictions made gay and lesbian marriages legal, “The Newlywed Game” has played it straight — until now.
The long-running game show, now on the GSN cable network, said Wednesday it will feature its first gay couple this season on a celebrity edition. George Takei, who played Mr. Sulu on “Star Trek,” will appear with his partner, Brad Altman.