Bob Eubanks is back in the role that made him famous.
Eubanks will host GSN's The Newlywed Game with game show legends Wink Martindale (Tic-Tac-Dough and GSN's hidden camera game show Instant Recall), Monty Hall (Let's Make a Deal), Peter Marshall (Hollywood Squares) and their wives serving as the "newlywed" contestants. They will answer questions to benefit charities of their choice. The episode will debut May 18 at 6 p.m. (ET/PT), with an encore airing at 9 p.m.
This marks the second time this year Eubanks has hosted GSN's modern version of the game show classic, which is normally helmed by Carnie Wilson and began its third season on the network on April 19. On Jan. 7, Eubanks hosted a special edition featuring Wilson and her family as the celebrity contestants.
Eubanks was the original host of The Newlywed Game on ABC from 1966 until 1974. The show returned in syndication with Eubanks as host from 1977 until 1980; again from 1985 through 1988; and once more from 1997 through 1999. When Eubanks returned to the Newlywed podium for GSN earlier this year, he became the first game show host in television history to have hosted the same show in five different decades
Hardly newlyweds, Martindale, Hall and Marshall will be grilled on their marriages, with the questions designed to see how well each couple knows each other. During each round of questions, a spouse attempts to guess his or her mate's answers to questions about their relationship. For these couples, that's a lot of history -- Martindale has been married to Sandy for 34 years, Hall has been wed to Marilyn for 63 years, and Marshall to Laurie for 20 years.The celebrity couple scoring the most points in this special "game show icons" episode will win $10,000 for a charity (or charities) of their choice, and the remaining two couples will each earn $2,500 for their charities.