The much-hyped gay-inclusive celebrity edition of 'The Newlywed Game' airs on Monday on the GSN cable network.
Takei, who played Mr. Sulu on the original television series Star Trek, and Altman married in September after a 21-year engagement. The couple traded vows last September in Los Angeles during the June-to-November “summer of love” during which gay and lesbian couples were allowed to legally marry in California. Voters approved a gay marriage ban in November, but couples who tied the knot before its passage remain legally married.
“What we want is to display the normality and the joy of having a happy union,” Takei told the AP.
'Newlywed' premiered in 1966 with host Bob Eubanks asking newly-married couples revealing questions about their relationships. Eubanks turned “making whoopee” into his signature catch-phrase during his long tenure on the show.
Singer Carnie Wilson took over hosting duties for the show when it returned last year. She says she has been pushing for an all-gay edition of the show.
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Source: On Top Magazine