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The I've Got A Secret TV show was a game show series where the contestants would tell a secret to the host and the audience. Then a panel of four celebrities would ask them questions and try to figure out what their secret was. The longer it took the panel to guess, the more money the guest would win! The Joker's Wild was a game show that successfully started in It aired on CBS for a few years. It is a game show where "knowledge is king and lady luck is queen", literally.
The spinning slides would pause randomly, and any slide projectors not in use would have its lamp turned off. Use of these projectors in this method would result in them malfunctioning, with having to repair and alternate slide projectors and replacing the lamp bulbs. The game show had a panel of celebrities who were given a strange object, based on the object the celebrities would make up an explanation on what the object was used for, and the contestants would wager on which explanation was correct.
Starting at ten dollars with a maximum of one hundred, the contestants would wager until the other opponent refused to challenge their bid, leaving the celebrities to reveal which one was telling the truth. The show was canceled after the first season but premiered again in and ran until when it was canceled. Eventually the show was syndicated and was shown in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. The show ran on NBC from July 7, to June 11, , but was interrupted for about two weeks in January, due to scheduling changes on the network. It aired in both half-hour slots between Noon and 1 p.
Merrill Heatter and Bob Quigley packaged this program. Robert Noah was the executive producer. The host of the show was Nick Clooney, the father of veteran actor George Clooney and a Cincinnati-based television personality. Alan Kalter w as the announcer. The object of the game was to negotiate a large maze built on the studio floor. A contestant would direct his or her spouse from a perch above the maze; the spouse would need to find his or her way to a pushbutton on the side of a tower inside the maze.
A game show in which newly-married husbands and wives were separately asked the same questions and had to predict how their spouses would answer, was a staple of American television for over twenty years. It aired in a prime time network version from January to August and ran during the day from July to December A syndicated version was produced from until , and the show was revived yet again as The Newlywed Game in the fall of , a version that lasted until It was essentially a cross between Scrabble and Wheel of Fortune, with a massive cash prize thrown in.
Not the most stable format in the world, but just like any other big money show, if you knew someone was going for big money, it was at least watchable. It was even rated 1 in the primetime Nielsen ratings for a short period of time. The show bears a resemblance in title, but not in format, to It's Your Chance of a Lifetime!
Two married couples compete against each other in the first round, which has multiple stages that repeat for 3 rounds, where the couple with the most money moves on to the Bonus Round. The competition involved two teams of four contestants each three regulars and one guest. In each round, one member acts out in mime a phrase or a name while the other three try to guess it.
Each team had five rounds in some broadcasts there were only four ; the team that took the less amount of time to guess all phrases won the game. Popular talent show, but unlike the amateur Opportunity Knocks, this one was for smalltime professional acts who already had their Equity cards. It came in two incarnations. The first, hosted by That's My Dog's Derek Hobson saw a variety of turns being judged by a panel of talent spotters, usually a combination of celebrities and Tony Hatch, who is generally reckoned to have been the original plain-speaking "nasty judge" - nowadays every show has one, but he was arguably the first.
Though not the only one on this show: Mickie Most was also noted for his harsh comments. The acts were marked out of in various criteria with the highest scores moving on to semi-finals and finals. The remake hosted by Marti Caine was set in a large theatre and our acts were commented upon by three judges sitting high up in a box, of which Nina Myskow seems to be remembered for being the nastiest towards the acts. The audience decided who won here, as a gigantic lightboard known as Spaghetti Junction lit up to a varying degree as the audience pushed buttons.
The final was live and decided on a home vote, with Marti going round all the ITV regions and the regions giving points on an Eurovision Song Contest style basis. Twelve overweight individuals eight couples in the revival, seven couples in the series live together, cut-off from the outside world, as they are put through a strenuous exercise regime.
During their stay, contestants must complete weekly tasks, cook all of their own meals, and stare temptation in the face as they are offered unhealthy treats. Each week, one person who has lost the least amount of weight either individually or as part of a team is eliminated, until only one contestant remains and is crowned, The Biggest Loser. This show was every media students dream for two reasons. First, because it was so great to analyse. Did you spot the way which Cilla patronized the females but didn't to the males?
Did you notice how Cilla made huge points about how good people looked, when ironically the contestants couldn't actually see each other?
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Ah, hurrah for feminist theory, dominant ideologies and the Frankfurt School! Second, because it was the easiest way of getting onto television in prime time, more of which in a moment. But first, let's chip away at the show itself. Everybody's collective Mum Cilla Black played matchmaker to three girls and one guy and later, three guys and one girl.
After introducing us to each of the three girls, each "looking for love", we were introduced with the "lucky fella" who would be going on a date with one of the said three females.
He asked three questions and the females replied as best they can. In , the show changed its format to allow for two couples to compete in lieu of three solo players. This format remained in place until the NBC daytime version left the air on July 13, It is assumed that the couples rules were also used during a short-lived syndicated weekly version during the ''74 season. SK was hosted by Jack Narz, who had just resigned from his hosting duties on Video Village due to personal hangups.
Seven Keys ran for almost three years on ABC one of the network's few successful daytime efforts at the time before ending its run on March 27, BTW, Narz was Cullen's brother-in-law at one time. Narz passed away on October 15, at the age of He will always be missed. Although it was another BSP word-communication game, Shoot for the Stars was a different sort of game.
Two teams consisting of a celebrity and a contestant partner attempted to guess two-part phrases based on clues. If the team answered the phrase correctly, they would win that amount of money. There was no penalty for incorrect answers. Shop 'til You Drop was an American game show that aired on various broadcast television networks from Two teams of two contestants almost always male-female; married, engaged, dating, siblings, or best friends competed.
Nearly all of the stunts were one-minute mini-games, which tested popular culture and consumer knowledge. Premiered: Normal Runtime: 30 min. Starcade was the video game show where contestants competed against each other for prices by answering questions and playing video games. The game began with two players or teams who first hand to answer a video game related question. Whoever answered the question correctly first would be able to choose from five arcade games that were setup in the studio.
Once the player selected the game they would have 60 seconds to get the highest score they could. If the player got the game over screen their turn would end and the points they gained would be added to their overall score. Two men go on dates with three women; afterward, the men would have to match answers with the women regarding the date.
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Each correct answer would win the man a stuffed heart. At the end of each episode, each woman would decide which man they chose as a "stud" and wanted to go out with again. If the men could correctly guess which woman chose them, both received an all-expense paid date to a location of their choice. In the event that two couples chose correctly, the man with the most stuffed hearts won the date. Airing: p. Monday- Friday from January 1-June 13 and December 1 on, a. June August 15, p. August November 28, CBS. Taped in Los Angeles. Description: How well do your favorite celebrity couples know each other?
Played in four rounds, with three celebrity couples competing. The wives would give their answer, and then the husband would reappear via a monitor in front of the wife. Host: Jim Peck. Announcer: Johnny Jacobs. Executive Producer: Chuck Barris. Director: John "The Fox" Dorsey. Packager: Chuck Barris Productions. Main Game: At the beginning of the show, only the husbands are on stage.
They are each asked four questions. Then the secretaries are brought back. Their objective is to try to match their boss' answers. Later on, the wives appear and try to match their husband's answer. The program's title is wordplay on the superstition of the same name. In the game, three contestants competed to determine who could answer the most true-or-false questions in one of three categories.
After Cullen announced the categories, each contestant bid a number between one and four based on how many questions he or she could answer on that turn. A player could win the bidding in two ways: either by having the highest bid or by having his or her opponents bid the same number, which canceled out their bids. If all three players chose the same number, another round of bidding was conducted to break the deadlock. Two teams consisting of two celebrities and one contestant, always all men vs.
Two members of each team are sent into isolation and the remaining players are shown a sentence of six to ten words, and the subject the sentence is describing. The players alternate eliminating words, one at a time, until either A a player challenges, forcing the opposing teams to guess, or B only one word remains, which is an automatic challenge to whomever eliminated the previous word.
To Tell The Truth is a game show that has been on for a very long time. It is one of those game shows that had a radio format, where the stages weren't that big, and most of the gameplay can be completed in seated positions. This game show has been able to do this over the years while new technologies enabled game shows to have different formats.
It has an announcer, a host, and 4 panel members including long time regulars and recurring people that were hosting or would become hosts of other game shows.. There would be 3 guests that would say the things to the panel and each of them would claim to be the same person. Of course only one of them would match that profile, but all 3 of them lead very interesting lives.
Hosted by Geoff Edwards, this show offered a lucky female contestant the opportunity to win valuable prizes contained within mystery boxes placed onstage. The series premiered in once-a-week syndication in September , and ran until The show returned in this time simply as "Treasure Hunt" in daily syndication, running one year. Twenty-One broke the game show scandals wide open. Contestants were placed in isolation booths, given a category and asked how many points they wished to risk.
Assistance would be provided to augment the "entertainment value" of the show. As Van Doren kept winning, his popularity grew until he became a recognized celebrity. His acting ability didn't suffer either as America watched him "agonize" over each question. One opponent, Herbert Stempel, didn't like being passed over for greatness by the producers. Bitter, he talked to investigators about Twenty-One and the practice of supplying some players with answers. Van Doren, now a broken and humiliated man, gave one last public performance - testifying before the Congress about his complicity in the deception.
This early audience participation quiz show was telecast during The edition of the game pictured on the left was donated to the Museum in The television show was a "living board game". The set was designed like a giant board game, and the contestants were the playing pieces.
The night time version was replaced with a daytime version in , and also with a Saturday morning children's version. Couples on two teams answered trivia questions to earn one-word clues to solve a puzzle, and time for the bonus round. The first couple to solve two of the puzzles went on to the bonus round. Using the time they earned answering questions, they played a variety of mini-games to earn bank cards. At the end of the bonus round, the couple used the bank cards to try to open a vault.
If one of the bank cards opened the vault, they won whatever was inside. Halfway through the season, Joe Farago took over as host, and the format changed slightly. Teams could win up to ten bank cards, but forfeited a bank card if they needed a hint to solve the puzzle. Each card was revealed in the end to be worth cash and prizes, bankrupting the couple, or "breaking the bank. Break the Bank Premiered: September Break the Bank Announcers: Michael Hanks. Six celebrity guests were seated in a triangular lit wall a la "Hollywood Squares.
The celebrity answered a question, and the contestant could agree or disagree with the answer. If the contestant was correct, one of the points of the triangle surrounding the celebrity was put out. If the lights at all three corners of a celebrity triangle were put out, the contestant "captured" that celebrity. The goal was to be the first person to capture three celebrities. Battlestars Premiered: October Battlestars Host: Alex Trebek. Battlestars Announcer: Rod Roddy. A panel of four celebrities tried to guess the occupation of the guest by asking a series of yes or no questions.
Panelists were blindfolded for the weekly mystery guest who was a celebrity. Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? It lasted until the fall of when Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?
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During the course of the show, the 3 contestants would engage in a general question round about geography. Sometimes, clues for the questions would be delivered by guest stars or by the group, Rockapella who also performed the show's theme song. The game would open with the Chief telling the contestants about the crime and the crook.
Then the questions would begin. The first round had multiple choice questions- each having three choices for answers. A Game Show created by former Jeopardy! Tom Kennedy was the host, and the show lasted for one season on CBS between and The rules Stay with us here. There were two contestants, one as the Blocker, one as the Charger. No more than three Blocks could be placed on any of the first five Levels, and no more than one on the Level 6.
After the Blocks were placed, the Charger took control of the board, with a second time limit to get to the top by answering "bloopers" — clues with an intentionally wrong word e. A correct answer advanced to the next level, and picking a blocked box imposed a five-second penalty. The Blocker and Charger then traded places. Games were played best-of-three, and the winner advanced to the Bonus Round. From to a popular game show called "Who Do You Trust? Edgar Bergen and then Johnny Carson hosted, so it was also a funny show.
People participated as pairs, usually married couples. The premise of the show was that contestants had to choose who would answer the questions in order to win prizes. The challenge to them was, "Which of you feels confident with this category? Who do you trust? M arried couples, chosen for their unusual backgrounds, compete after being interviewed by the host. The husband may answer himself or trust his wife to do so. It starts out with three contestants answering questions to try to get as much money as they can.
At the end of round two,again the player with the lowest winnings gets canned, and the money goes back to Ben. If they get less than Ben, all they get is the money that they won in round's one and two. The sad and dismal truth to this show is, Ben Stein's Money is given to him by Comedy Central, and whatever the player's don't win, he gets to keep. Thus, he nets anywhere from 15 to 18 thousand dollars a week! The children's game of tic-tac-toe was turned into the question-and-answer "Tic Tac Dough. Two players alternated selecting a box and answering a question from the category indicated on the box in order to be able to place their mark in the box.
Each correct answer added to the games jackpot, which was won by the player making tic-tac-toe. After each round of questions, the nine categories were rotated to different boxes. The game remained the same except for the addition of a bonus game were six boxes contained cash amounts, one said "tic," another said "tac," and in the last was the face of a dragon. If the player found both the tic and tac boxes, he or she automatically won the game. Basketball had Michael. Hockey had The Great One.
Baseball had The Babe. His wealth of sports knowledge is unmatched, his handle on sports stats unparalleled. And remember when cohost Jenny McCarthy would yell at male players, yank their ears, and just be all-around crude on said series? Well, we do, and we secretly wish Singled Out — and the obese naked cupid who served as the face of it — would make a comeback. Long before players raced around the globe for cash on The Amazing Race , they were racing around a grocery store on Supermarket Sweep.
The game show, which originated on ABC in , had teams of two answer grocery-related questions e. Yet another one hosted by Alex Trebek! In order to win this game show, which was an update of the version called Concentration , contestants had to match cards on a screen that would subsequently reveal a picture puzzle a.
Whoever solved the puzzle got a chance to win one of the cars placed prominently on display in the studio. On this Dick Clark-hosted game show, two teams — each with one celebrity and one nonfamous person — faced off. It was kind of like The Dating Game , but better. Before the show, a bachelor or bachelorette would choose from one of three members of the opposite sex to go out with, then the studio audience would pick whom they wanted the person to go out with. Fans adored this celebrity matching game primarily for its bawdy humor and banter between host Gene Rayburn and beloved panelists such as Charles Nelson Reilly, Brett Somers, and Betty White.
Game shows have always been about making a deal, but this was the mother lode!
Longtime host Monty Hall did his best to trick contestants in the audience — who wore crazy costumes to try to get his attention — into taking a deal that was worse than the prize in their hands. However, if they risked continuing and got over 21, they lost the bonus money. They are asked the same five survey questions. Each survey responder who said the answers given by the players is worth 1 point.
If alone or together a score of or more is achieved, the team wins the jackpot. What long-running game show's bonus round is this? When the show was revived again in , it was hosted by Louie Anderson. O'Hurley was replaced in by Steve Harvey. The quirk of this is that your host is your taxi driver. Which game is this? The U. Reruns later aired on Nickelodeon Games and Sports from Players in bars and restaurants participate in the game using devices called Playmakers, either radio devices or Android pads. Thousands of players vie for bragging rights on regular, fifteen question general games, or in themed premium games.
What company provides this trivia service? Buzztime Trivia, formerly known as NTN, National Trivia Network, streams trivia questions to televisions in bars and restaurants all day long. Sites that have Buzztime Trivia have been attracting trivia playing customers for decades. If you are a trivia aficionado in the USA or Canada, go to the Buzztime website and find a place to play near you.
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The progressive elimination format has members of tribes vote for their least favorite colleague to be eliminated. However, the first "Survivor" show, "Expedition Robinson" to make it to television was the Swedish version that debuted in The winner of the very first "Survivor" show in America was Richard Hatch. Such was the popularity of the programme that it became a spin off in other American states as well as overseas in Australia. The quiz features three teams with three students in each team, playing five rounds, with the highest scoring team crowned the winner at the end of the game.
Up until , it was in the "Guinness Book of World Records" as the longest running quiz programme in the history of television. Question and interesting information created by Plodd. The show lasted three seasons in prime time, from before, like many others, moving to daytime syndication. In any other situation, the player had to look in to one of the cameras, and tell the world "I am not smarter than a 5th Grader". In 'Press Your Luck', players answered trivia questions to accumulate "spins" - chances to press their buzzer and stop a flashing light as it moved around an space board.
They won whatever was shown on the square on which the light stopped. Some squares, however, held a "Whammy" - an animated character that took away all of the player's money. If any player managed to hit four of them in a single game, they were eliminated from future play. The show ended its run in , but has subsequently been revived as 'Whammy! After four one-on-one rounds in which one player from each team was eliminated, the remaining players for the two teams competed in a final round of general knowledge questions.
The name of the show was also the term used to refer to the team of established champions. What was it? Originally there were five Eggheads: Kevin Ashman, C.