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About Game Show

The game show is another of the oldest genres of television programming. The TV game show is descended from the radio quiz show, a popular genre that featured contestants answering questions or solving puzzles in an attempt to win money or prizes. The TV version of the quiz show was popular throughout the 1950s, and game shows held prominent positions in both day-time and night-time programming.

In the late 1950s, a series of scandals in which a number of quiz shows were discovered to be rigged led to a significant decline in the popularity of game shows on television. A few popular programs held on, but overall, the 1960s were a quiet time for TV game shows. The 1970s saw a major revival of the genre, however, with the success of shows like Family Fued, The $10,000 Pyramid, The Price is Right, Wheel of Fortune and many others. The celebrity panel show, in which a group of celebrities rather than ordinary contestants answered the questions, had remained popular through the 1960s, and the panel show also saw an explosion of popularity in the 70s.

Another lull in the popularity of TV game shows occurred in the 1980s, but there was a resurgence of the genre late in the 1990s, led by the success of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Day-time game shows were essentially gone, but the game show returned to prime time, and game shows were widespread on cable networks.

The 90s also saw a fusion of the game show genre with the new reality-TV genre, as shows such as Survivor combined elements of competition with the unscripted, unpredictable nature of reality TV. The content of competitive shows expanded as well, as contestants began to compete not just in quiz- or knowledge-based areas, but also in performance contests such as dance or singing competitions.

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The Price is Right
The Price is Right
Let's Make A Deal
Let's Make A Deal
America's Next Top Model
America's Next Top Model
The Challenge
The Challenge
Celebrity Family Feud
Celebrity Family Feud
Silent Library
Silent Library
Kitchen Nightmares
Kitchen Nightmares
Next
Next
Little Big Shots
Little Big Shots
Top Chef
Top Chef
The Biggest Loser
The Biggest Loser
Dude, You're Screwed
Dude, You're Screwed
Cash Cab
Cash Cab
Wipeout
Wipeout
Guy's Grocery Games
Guy's Grocery Games
Hole in the Wall
Hole in the Wall
Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles
Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles
Jeopardy!
Jeopardy!
Project Runway
Project Runway
Love Connection
Love Connection
The Wall
The Wall
Paradise Run
Paradise Run
Match Game
Match Game
Snoop Dogg Presents: The Joker's Wild
Snoop Dogg Presents: The Joker's Wild
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
Sports Jeopardy
Sports Jeopardy
Family Feud
Family Feud
America's Got Talent
America's Got Talent
Child Support
Child Support
Taskmaster!
Taskmaster!
The Great Escape
The Great Escape
Qi
Qi
Flipping Out
Flipping Out
Preachers of L.A.
Preachers of L.A.
Skin Wars
Skin Wars
Fear Factor
Fear Factor
Figure It Out
Figure It Out
Wheel of Fortune
Wheel of Fortune
The People's Court
The People's Court
Keep It Spotless
Keep It Spotless
Solitary
Solitary
SafeWord
SafeWord
The Drone Racing League
The Drone Racing League
Crashletes
Crashletes
Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader
Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
Framework
Framework
Family Game Night
Family Game Night
My Partner Knows Best
My Partner Knows Best
I Survived A Japanese Game Show
I Survived A Japanese Game Show
Make Me A Supermodel
Make Me A Supermodel
Fishcenter Live
Fishcenter Live
The American Bible Challenge
The American Bible Challenge
Divided
Divided
Take the Money and Run
Take the Money and Run
Baggage
Baggage
The Newlywed Game
The Newlywed Game
Deal or No Deal
Deal or No Deal
Your Face or Mine?
Your Face or Mine?
Dirty Dancing
Dirty Dancing
Temptation Island
Temptation Island
The Moment Of Truth
The Moment Of Truth
Kenny vs. Spenny
Kenny vs. Spenny
Hellevator
Hellevator
Idiotest
Idiotest
KPOP STAR 2
KPOP STAR 2
Fear Factor (Original)
Fear Factor (Original)
Repo Games
Repo Games
Celebrity Apprentice
Celebrity Apprentice
Original American Gladiators Collection
Original American Gladiators Collection
Nashville Star
Nashville Star
I Love Money
I Love Money
Game of Arms
Game of Arms
Countdown
Countdown
Freakshow
Freakshow
Celebrity Name Game
Celebrity Name Game
Fort Boyard - Ultimate Challenge
Fort Boyard - Ultimate Challenge
Chasing Destiny
Chasing Destiny
Minute to Win It
Minute to Win It
Black Card Revoked
Black Card Revoked
Ellen's Game of Games
Ellen's Game of Games
Don't Forget the Lyrics
Don't Forget the Lyrics
To Tell the Truth
To Tell the Truth
Deal or No Deal Daytime
Deal or No Deal Daytime
It Takes a Church
It Takes a Church
Killer Karaoke
Killer Karaoke
Battle of the Bods
Battle of the Bods
The Great Big American Auction
The Great Big American Auction
Baseball IQ
Baseball IQ
Global Beauty Masters
Global Beauty Masters
The Chase
The Chase
Exit
Exit
Pontoon Payday
Pontoon Payday
Dinner Party Wars
Dinner Party Wars
Million Dollar Money Drop
Million Dollar Money Drop
BrainSurge
BrainSurge
The $100,000 Pyramid
The $100,000 Pyramid
Banzai
Banzai
Head Games
Head Games
Cash Cab Chicago
Cash Cab Chicago