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Tony Mc Clay, who was a frequent Jacobs substitute, took over from time to time on the syndicated Newlywed Game. When The New Newlywed Game premiered in 1985, Bob Hilton was its announcer.
He was replaced by Charlie O'Donnell, who Barris had signed away from Barry & Enright Productions, in 1986.
The set for the week of specials would later be used for Bob Eubanks' return to The New Newlywed Game in syndication a year later.
Up until the GSN series' 2009 premiere, all subsequent editions of The Newlywed Game were seen in syndication.
Over the next few months more and more viewers were tuning into The Newlywed Game and it became a hit, while Password's ratings began to fall and eventually led to the series' cancellation fourteen months later.
On December 20, 1974, The Newlywed Game concluded its run after nearly eight and a half years on the network.
The title of the series became The Newlywed Game Starring Paul Rodriguez and remained so for the remainder of the 1988-89 season, after which the series was cancelled after four seasons.
Eubanks hosted the ABC and first syndicated series, then returned to host The New Newlywed Game in September 1985.
Jim Lange hosted the aforementioned week of specials in 1984.
O'Donnell continued to announce through the end of the Paul Rodriguez-hosted season, then left Barris to return to his position at Wheel of Fortune, which he held till his death.
Los Angeles radio DJ Ellen K provided the announcing for the first season of the 1996 revival, with John Cramer taking over upon Eubanks's return.