Old show, new era: the first gay couple will compete on "The Newlywed Game" today on the Game Show Network.
George Takei -- who played Mr. Sulu on "Star Trek" -- and his partner, Brad Altman, will be the first gay contestants on the show that has been on and off TV since its primetime premiere on ABC in 1967.
The game show, currently hosted by singer Carnie Wilson, has newly married couples compete against each other in a series of question rounds to determine how well the spouses know, or don't know, each other.
Takei and Altman have been together for 22 years, and they just celebrated their first wedding anniversary after getting married in Los Angeles last September.
"We have to do our best and prove to the world that we know each other intimately," Altman added.
While the couple has more than two decades years of homework and practice, Takei made a conscious effort to prepare for the show.
"I began paying strict attention to what he says, his shirt choices, and noted what he orders in restaurants," said Takei.
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