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The Challenge(1998-)

42min per episode | Reality-TV
4.0/5 (with 22 votes)

Each Challenge pits numerous cast members from past seasons of reality shows against each other, dividing them into two separate teams according to different criteria, such as gender, which show they first appeared on, whether or not they're veterans or rookies on the show, etc. The two teams compete in numerous missions in order to win prizes and advance in the overall game.

Jeopardy!(1984-)

TV-G
| 30min per episode
3.5/5 (with 37 votes)

America's favorite quiz show where contestants are presented with general knowledge clues in the form of answers, and must phrase their responses in question form.

Directed by Kevin McCarthy

The Price Is Right(1972-)

TV-G
| 1h per episode
3.5/5 (with 15 votes)

"Come on down!" The Price Is Right features a wide variety of games and contests with the same basic challenge: Guess the prices of everyday (or not-quite-everyday) retail items.

Directed by Marc Breslow

Concentration(1958-1959)

24min per episode

Concentration is an American television game show based on the children's memory game of the same name. Matching cards represented prizes that contestants could win. As matching pairs of cards were gradually removed from the board, it would slowly reveal elements of a rebus puzzle that contestants had to solve to win a match.The show was broadcast on and off from 1958 to 1991, presented by various hosts, and has been made in several different versions. The original network daytime series, Concentration, appeared on NBC for 14 years, 7 months, and 3,770 telecasts, the longest run of any game show on that network. This series was hosted by Hugh Downs and later by Bob Clayton, but for a six-month period in 1969, Ed McMahon hosted the series. The series began at 11:30 AM Eastern, then moved to 11:00 and finally to 10:30. Nearly all episodes of the NBC daytime version were produced at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City.A weekly nighttime version appeared in two separate broadcast runs: the first aired from October 30 to November 20, 1958 with Jack Barry as host, while the second ran from April 24 to September 18, 1961 with Downs as host.

Wheel of Fortune(1983-)

TV-G
| 25min per episode | Kids & Family
3.8/5 (with 12 votes)

This game show sees contestants solve word puzzles, similar to those used in Hangman, to win cash and prizes determined by spinning a giant carnival wheel.

Let's Make a Deal(1963-)

TV-PG
| 30min per episode
4.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Let's Make a Deal is a television game show which originated in the United States and has since been produced in many countries throughout the world. The show is based around deals offered to members of the audience by the host. The traders usually have to weigh the possibility of an offer being for a valuable prize, or an undesirable item, referred to as a "Zonk". Let's Make a Deal is also known for the various unusual and crazy costumes worn by audience members, who dressed up that way in order to increase their chances of being selected as a trader. The show was hosted for many years by Monty Hall, who co-created and co-produced the show with Stefan Hatos. The current version is hosted by Wayne Brady, with Jonathan Mangum, Tiffany Coyne, and Cat Gray assisting.

Directed by Joseph Behar

Scrabble(1984)

30min per episode
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Scrabble is an American television game show that was based on the Scrabble board game. The show was co-produced by Exposure Unlimited and Reg Grundy Productions. It ran from July 2, 1984 to March 23, 1990, and again from January 18 to June 11, 1993, both runs on NBC. A total of 1,335 episodes were produced from both editions; Chuck Woolery hosted both versions of the series. Jay Stewart was the announcer for the first year and was replaced by Charlie Tuna in the summer of 1985, who announced for the remainder of the original version and the entirety of the 1993 revival.

Family Feud(2002-)

TV-PG
| 30min per episode
3.7/5 (with 10 votes)

Two families compete against each other in a contest to name the most popular responses to a survey question posed to 100 people.

Directed by Paul Alter

American Gladiators(1988-)

1h per episode | Reality-TV
2.6/5 (with 8 votes)

American Gladiators is an American competition television program that aired weekly in syndication from September 1989 to May 1996. The series matched a cast of amateur athletes against each other, as well as against the show's own gladiators, in contests of strength and agility.The concept was created by Dan Carr and John C. Ferraro, who held the original competition at Erie Tech High School in Erie, Pennsylvania. They sold the show to The Samuel Goldwyn Company where the concept was enhanced and became American Gladiators.An effort in 2004 to launch a live American Gladiators show on the Las Vegas Strip became mired in a securities fraud prosecution. However, the television series was restarted in 2008. Episodes from the original series were played on ESPN Classic from 2007 to 2009. Several episodes are available for download on Apple's iTunes Service.

To Tell the Truth(1956-1958)

30min per episode | Reality-TV
3.9/5 (with 2 votes)

The show features a panel of four celebrities attempting to correctly identify a described contestant who has an unusual occupation or experience. This central character is accompanied by two impostors who pretend to be the central character. The celebrity panelists question the three contestants; the impostors are allowed to lie but the central character is sworn "to tell the truth". After questioning, the panel attempts to identify which of the three challengers is telling the truth and is thus the central character.

Supermarket Sweep(1990)

30min per episode
4.5/5 (with 2 votes)

An American television game show combining an ordinary team-based quiz show with the novel concept of a live, timed race through a supermarket.

Battle Dome(1999-2001)

30min per episode | Reality-TV
5.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Battle Dome was a syndicated American television series that aired from September 1999 to April 2001. It combined elements of American Gladiators - inspired athletic competition with scripted antics more reminiscent of professional wrestling. Recurring character-athletes known as "Warriors" competed against weekly contestants in a variety of physically demanding events. The series was filmed at the Los Angeles Sports Arena and produced by Columbia TriStar Television.The entire first and second season of Battle Dome is available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon Instant Video.

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Greed(1999-2000)

1h per episode
5.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Greed is an American television game show that aired on Fox from November 4, 1999 until July 14, 2000. The game consisted of a team of contestants who answered a series of multiple-choice questions for a potential prize of up to $2 million. The show was hosted by Chuck Woolery, with Mark Thompson serving as announcer.

Small Talk(1996)

24min per episode

Small Talk is an American game show hosted by comedian Wil Shriner and produced by Reg Grundy Productions that aired on The Family Channel from September 30, 1996 to January 3, 1997. The series aired as part of an original game show block, alongside The New Shop 'Til You Drop, Shopping Spree, Wait 'Til You Have Kids, and The New Family Challenge.

Monopoly(1990)

30min per episode

Monopoly is an American television game show based on the board game of the same name. It aired on ABC from June 16 to September 1, 1990. Mike Reilly hosted while Charlie O'Donnell announced.Merv Griffin created the series and was executive producer. It was paired with Super Jeopardy! for its 12-week run on ABC.

Directed by Kevin McCarthy

RollerJam(1998-2001)

1h per episode

RollerJam is an American television series featuring roller derby that aired on The Nashville Network from 1999 to 2000. It was the first attempt to bring roller derby to TV since RollerGames.RollerJam was derived from the original roller derby, but newer skaters used inline skates to modernize the sport. The program was taped at Universal Studios Stage 21 in Orlando, Florida, known as RollerJam Arena and now the Impact Wrestling Zone, for the first and second seasons and the former American Gladiators arena in the show's final season. The first few weeks of the show's second season, which ran from August to October 1999, were taped at the MGM Grand Las Vegas.

Chain Reaction(2021-)

30min per episode
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Chain Reaction is an American game show created by Bob Stewart, in which players compete to form chains composed of two-word phrases.The show aired three separate runs: Bill Cullen hosted the original series on NBC from January 14 to June 20, 1980. The second version aired on the USA Network from September 29, 1986 to December 27, 1991 and was hosted first by Blake Emmons and later by Geoff Edwards. Another version, hosted by Dylan Lane, premiered on August 1, 2006 on GSN. This version aired its final original episode on June 9, 2007 but has continued to air in reruns since, currently airing Mondays through Fridays at 3:00 PM and 3:30 PM ET on GSN. Starting August 2, 2013, it will air Fridays at 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM on GSN.

Scattergories(1993)

30min per episode

Scattergories is an American game show on NBC daytime hosted by Dick Clark, with Charlie Tuna as announcer, that aired from January 18 to June 11, 1993. The show was produced by Reg Grundy Productions, now a part of FremantleMedia, and was the second to last American game show to be produced by the company.

I Can't Believe You Said That(2021-)

30min per episode

I Can't Believe You Said That! was the title of a short-lived game show that aired from August 1998 to early 1999 on Fox Family Channel with a companion series, Outrageous, and was a charter original series of the relaunched network. The show was hosted by former NBA player John Salley and was produced by veteran game-show host Marc Summers, who also handled announcing duties, partnered with long time game show producer and friend David M. Greenfield, for Stone Stanley Entertainment. A remake of the 1967 series The Family Game, the premise of the show was to have a family tell the presenters embarrassing stories about each other's lives and then have members of the family guess who told the story.

Win, Lose or Draw(1987)

30min per episode
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Win, Lose or Draw is an American television game show that aired from 1987 to 1990 in syndication and on NBC. It was taped at CBS Television City, often in Studios 31, 33, and 43 at various times. It was co-produced by Burt & Bert Productions and Kline & Friends for Disney's Buena Vista Television.The set for "Win, Lose or Draw" was modeled after Burt Reynolds' living room.

Directed by Richard S. Kline

Blind Date(1999-2003)

23min per episode | Comedy

Blind Date is an American dating game show that airs on Reality One TV. Hosted by Roger Lodge, the series was distributed by Universal Worldwide Television. It was later distributed by NBCUniversal.

Debt(2021-)

30min per episode

Debt is an American game show hosted by Wink Martindale, which aired on Lifetime from June 3, 1996 to August 14, 1998. The show featured contestants who were trying to earn money to get out of debt.

The Big Moment(2021-)

The Big Moment is an American television game show that aired on ABC in 1999 and was hosted by Whose Line Is It Anyway? alumnus Brad Sherwood. John Cramer served as announcer. The show was based on a Japanese show of the same concept, Happy Family Planning.The show's premise centered on one member of a family who was given one week to practice a certain task before the episode's taping. A video camera was provided to record the rehearsal process at home. At the end of the week, the contestant came to the studio to perform the task. The contestant was given only one attempt; if successful, he/she won a pre-selected prize package worth $25,000. If unsuccessful, he/she received a $2,000 consolation prize. Two contestants appeared each episode.Some of the stunts presented:⁕Memorizing pi to the 100th decimal⁕Playing Beethoven's Für Elise on a piano, without missing a note⁕Answering ten questions on the film Ghost⁕Riding around three cones on a unicycle and returning to a starting line⁕Pulling a tablecloth out from a fully set table without any items hitting the floor or glasses being knocked over

Love Connection(2021-)

30min per episode
2.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Love Connection is an American television game show, hosted by Chuck Woolery, in which singles attempted to connect with a compatible partner of the opposite gender. The show debuted in syndication on September 19, 1983 and ended on July 1, 1994, after more than 2,000 shows. Reruns continued to air until September 8, 1995, and then the USA Network picked up reruns of the show the following Monday. The series was relaunched for one season in 1998 under the same title with Pat Bullard as host.Love Connection was produced by Eric Lieber Productions in association with and distributed by Telepictures, Lorimar-Telepictures, Lorimar Television, and Warner Bros. Television.

Tic-Tac-Dough(2021-)

30min per episode

Tic-Tac-Dough is an American television game show based on the paper-and-pencil game of tic-tac-toe. Contestants answer questions in various categories to put up their respective symbol, X or O, on the board. Three versions were produced: the initial 1956–59 run on NBC, a 1978–1986 run initially on CBS and then in syndication, and a syndicated run in 1990–1991. The show was produced by Barry & Enright Productions.Jack Barry, the co-producer, was the original host of the 1950s version, followed by Gene Rayburn and then Bill Wendell, with Jay Jackson and Win Elliot hosting prime time adaptations as well. Wink Martindale hosted the network and syndicated version beginning in 1978, but left the program and was replaced by Jim Caldwell who hosted during the 1985–1986 season. Patrick Wayne hosted the 1990–1991 version.

Shop 'til You Drop(2021-)

30min per episode
5.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Shop 'til You Drop is an American game show that aired on various broadcast television networks from 1991–2006. The series was hosted by Pat Finn from 1991–2002, followed by JD Roberto from 2003–2005. Co-hosts/announcers included Mark L. Walberg, Jason Grant Smith, Dee Bradley Baker, and Don Priess.

The Big Spin(2021-)

The Big Spin is the California Lottery's first television game show. Originally a Fred Tatashore production, it was later an Alexander Media Services production, followed by a production of Cal Image, and then finally a Jonathan Goodson Production.It ended with a fixed top prize of $3 million and a minimum guaranteed cash prize of $1,750. The total cash and prizes given in 2007 came out to $17,872,500, the most money given away in a game show that year, therefore being "the biggest money game show on Earth" as its introduction stated.Originally, the show was taped in Hollywood, California at Hollywood Center Studios. From 1986 to 1998, the show was taped in Sacramento, the state capital as well as headquarters of the lottery. From 1999 until the end of its run, the show was taped in Hollywood at KCET Studios.The Big Spin ended as the longest-running lottery game show on January 10, 2009, over 23 years since its first broadcast in October 1985; it was replaced with Make Me a Millionaire on January 17.

With Pat Finn

Pyramid(2021-)

TV-PG
| 30min per episode | Reality-TV
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Pyramid is an American television game show that has aired several versions. The original series, The $10,000 Pyramid, debuted March 26, 1973, and spawned seven subsequent Pyramid series. The game featured two contestants, each paired with a celebrity. Players attempt to guess a series of words or phrases based on descriptions given to them by their teammates. The title refers to the show's pyramid-shaped gameboard, featuring six categories arranged in a triangular fashion. The various Pyramid series won a total of nine Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Game Show, second only to Jeopardy!, which has won thirteen.Dick Clark is the host most commonly associated with the show, having hosted every incarnation from 1973–88, save for a 1974–79 syndicated version, The $25,000 Pyramid, hosted by Bill Cullen. John Davidson hosted a 1991-92 version of The $100,000 Pyramid, and another version, simply titled Pyramid, ran from 2002–04 with Donny Osmond as host.A new version titled The Pyramid premiered September 3, 2012 on GSN. This version was hosted by Mike Richards. The show only lasted one season before being cancelled.

Sports on Tap(2021-)

30min per episode

Sports on Tap was a short-lived American sports trivia game show from Sande Stewart Television that aired on ESPN from April 5 to September 30, 1994 and then from January 3 to March 29, 1995. The game was set in a fictional sports bar named "Sports on Tap". Sportscaster Tom Green was behind the counter as the "Bartender", with Shelly Gray appearing as the bar’s "Waitress". Tom Green currently anchors the Daybreak Morning Show on KWGN TV in Denver. There was no music or real announcer for the show. However, at the beginning and end of the show, as well as before commercial breaks, sounds of veteran announcer Johnny Gilbert doing play-by-play was played as if from a radio or television.Also appearing on camera was game-show veteran Tony Pandolfo, who called out the names of the contestants and acted as a judge during the game.

Ruckus(1991)

26min per episode

Ruckus is an American game show starring The Amazing Johnathan and shot at Merv Griffin's Resorts in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Assistants on the program were Helen Incollingo and Charlene Donahue-Wallace. The format had audience members playing games for cash prizes. In the final round, three contestants played a four-minute stunt round.The show often begin with Johnathan performing a magic trick, and the camera often zoomed in on the loud audiences cheerly wildly for the contestants.

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