Three on a Date

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Three on a Date
Based onbook
by Stephanie Buffington
Screenplay by Michael Norell
Stanley Ralph Ross
Story by Dale McRaven
Directed by Bill Bixby
Music by George Tipton
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producers
ProducerDavid Shapiro
CinematographyCharles W. Short
Running time100 minutes
Production company ABC Circle Films
Distributor ABC
Original networkABC
Picture formatColor
Audio format Mono
Original release
  • February 17, 1978 (1978-02-17)

Three on a Date is a 1978 American made-for-television romantic comedy film directed by Bill Bixby. This movie-of-the-week premiered on ABC on February 17, 1978. [1]



Four couples are winners on a dating show.


(in alphabetical order)

Guest Stars





It was co produced by Danny Thomas. [2]


The Los Angeles Times called it "a distinct and pleasant surprise". [3]

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  1. The Titilating Trend in TV: Sex Makes it to Prime Time: Sex Is Busting Out All Over in Television Sex and the Television Series Farley, Ellen; KNOEDELSEDER, WILLIAM K, JR. Los Angeles Times 19 Feb 1978: q1
  2. INSIDE TV: Wald to Join PBS in Public Affairs Los Angeles Times 20 Dec 1977: g15.
  3. TV MOVIE REVIEW: Date Souffle a la Hawaii Thomas, Kevin. Los Angeles Times (17 Feb 1978: g27.