Originally created 11/18/02

Celebs on the prowl for love



NEW YORK - Would you like to go on a blind date with Vicki from The Love Boat?How about Screech from Saved By the Bell?

Or maybe you'd prefer to sit back and watch them and other TV has-beens squirm as cameras follow them around all night?

Here's your chance: Star Dates, the latest reality show from E! Entertainment Television, scheduled to debut at 10:30 p.m. Dec. 15.

The series combines the fly-on-the-wall allure of shows like Blind Date and Dismissed with the stars-in-awkward-situations element of Celebrity Fear Factor.

"All cameras - and eyes - are on the stars as they reveal all the pre-date trepidation, sweaty palms and pounding hearts as they, just like us, ponder whether the signal has been given to kiss their dates goodnight!" a statement announcing the show said Wednesday.

Besides The Love Boat's Jill Whelan and Saved By the Bell's Dustin Diamond, celebrities expected to take part include Phyllis Diller, Gary Coleman from Diff'rent Strokes and Kim Fields from The Facts of Life.