In the 1980s, after purchasing an 80% interest in cable sports channel ESPN, the network's corporate parent, American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., merged with Capital Cities Communications, owner of several print publications, and television and radio stations.
In 1996, most of Capital Cities/ABC's assets were purchased by The Walt Disney Company.
In this unique reality show, three men and three women are picked to live in a house shrouded in total darkness and tasked with undergoing various dating activities.
Cameras catch all the action using night-vision technology.
The contestants enter the dark room for the final time and are revealed to each other one at a time.
During the reveal process the couple must remain silent.
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Three men and three women are sequestered in separate wings of the house, unable to have any conversation or contact with the opposite sex unless in the dark room.
Initially, all six contestants have a group date in which they all sit at a table in the dark room exchanging names and getting to know one another's voices and personality types.
While being shown in the light, a contestant cannot see the other contestant's reaction.
The best dating reality shows offer viewers the unique perspective of watching singles trying to find the perfect mate.