Mark DeCarlo
Syndication (Daily): 3/11/1991 – 9/3/1993
STF Productions
FOX Television Studios

Studs was a wild dating game show that featured two men going out on dates with three women and answering questions about them.


Two single guys, referred to as "Studs", previously went out on dates with three ladies. Now the Studs job was to match answers and/or statements with the ladies about the date. Each correct answer won a heart, and the Stud with the most hearts won the game.

Round 1Edit

In the first round, the Studs were given a series of three choices said by the girls in response to a question and their job was to match each choice to one of those girls. A correct match won a heart and the right to match one of the two remaining statements to another girl for an additional heart.

Each Stud played three questions, for a maximum of six hearts.

Round 2Edit

Before the show, the ladies were asked six questions about the Studs, and they answered the questions by deciding which Stud answers the question. Now in the second round, the Studs were asked those same questions. They alternated turns with different questions and, like with the ladies, their job was to decide which Stud best fit each question (either him or his opponent). After each Stud gave an answer, the ladies altogether announced the right Stud. As always, each correct answer was worth one heart.


At the end of the show, each woman decided whom to go out with again; each Stud predicted which lady chose him. If either Stud was correct, he won a date of his choosing, for which the show paid. If both couples matched, the couple whose Stud had the most hearts (out of a possible nine) won the date (in case of a tie, both couples won the date).


Former host of Card Sharks and Sale of the Century, Jim Perry opened an episode of Studs in 1991.

Although Studs has earned high ratings among young viewers and was fairly popular during its run, it was cancelled in 1993 in order to make room for a new late night talk show debuting on the FOX network called The Chevy Chase Show, for which it had a short-lived run from September 7 to October 1, 1993.


Studio 6, FOX Television Center, Los Angeles, CA


A board game was once released by TDC Games, Inc. in 1992.


In Popular CultureEdit

Long-time KING-TV sketch comedy television program Almost Live! spoofed the show entitled as Studs from Microsoft with Pat Cashman as the host.

The short-lived 1992-1993 FOX sketch comedy show The Edge once spoofed the show as Sluts.

An episode of Family Matters from 1992 called "Dudes" parodies the show as Dudes, a teen dating show where Laura Winslow (played by Kellie Shanygne Williams) claims that it's "sexist", with Eddie Winslow, Waldo Faldo and Steve Urkel (played by Darius McCrary, Shawn Harrison and Jaleel White respectively) appearing as contestants.

An episode of The Simpsons from 1992 called "New Kid on the Block" where Homer watches the show as Hunks.

Notable contestantsEdit

Ronald Goldman appeared as a contestant in 1992, two years before his infamous murder (along with Nicole Brown Simpson) in 1994 for which O.J. Simpson was found civilly liable, but not criminally guilty.

Three daughters of Illinois Repubican Congressman and Presidential Candidate Phil Crane appeared on a episode of Studs in 1992.

Dr. Dan Diaco stated that he was a contestant on the show, Billed as Sam. While on the Bubba the Love Sponge radio show May 30, 2013.

Chris Hardwick was also a contestant on Studs in 1992. His appearance led to him landing a job as the host of MTV's similarly themed Singled Out.


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Additional PageEdit

Studs/Video Gallery


Studs @ The Game of Love
One contestant's experience