Yesterday, GSN announced the premiere date (October 12) for its revamped edition of The Newlywed Game and also revealed that the first episode will be a celebrity edition that will feature Star Trek's George Takei and his huband, Brad Altman, among others.
Takei and Altman were married last September in Los Angeles prior to the passage of Prop.8 in California. They recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary, but have actually been together for 22 years. When they appear on the game show next month, they will compete against former teen idol Davy Jones of The Monkees and Dancing with the Stars' Edyta Sliwinska and their respective spouses.
Back in August, we blogged about The Newlywed Game, which is hosted by Ricky Lake, opening its casting to same-sex couples and are delighted to see them follow through! Though the new season will feature several other celebrity editions, we hope to see everyday LGBT newlywed couples competing as well.