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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
America's Next Top Model
America's Next Top Model
Let's Make A Deal
Let's Make A Deal
The Challenge
The Challenge
The Biggest Loser
The Biggest Loser
Top Chef
Top Chef
Next
Next
Qi
Qi
The Wall
The Wall
Jeopardy!
Jeopardy!
Silent Library
Silent Library
Ellen's Game of Games
Ellen's Game of Games
Kitchen Nightmares
Kitchen Nightmares
Skatoony
Skatoony
Wipeout
Wipeout
Cash Cab
Cash Cab
Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader
Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
Guy's Grocery Games
Guy's Grocery Games
Flipping Out
Flipping Out
Fear Factor (Original)
SafeWord
Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles
Wheel of Fortune
Estate Of Panic
Destroy Build Destroy
Match Game
Solitary
Paradise Run
Fear Factor
Family Feud
8 Out of 10 Cats
Kenny vs. Spenny
Project Runway
Child Support
Freakshow
Chasing Destiny
Baggage
Hole in the Wall
Fishcenter Live
Make Me A Supermodel
Snoop Dogg Presents: The Joker's Wild
Beat Shazam
Duff Till Dawn
Broke A$$ Game Show
Quest For The Bay
The American Bible Challenge
Duel
America's Got Talent
Celebrity Apprentice
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
The Newlywed Game
The Singing Bee
BrainSurge
Deal or No Deal
Take Me Out
The People's Court
It Takes a Church
Family Game Night
Game of Arms
Preachers of L.A.
Dude, You're Screwed
Celebrity Family Feud
Survivor
Temptation Island
The Chase
Travel Girls
Amnesia (2008)
Keys to the VIP
Little Big Shots
Hellevator
Minute to Win It
Opportunity Knocks
I Love Money
Clue
Dirty Dancing
Countdown
Catch 21
Black Card Revoked
Lingo
Love Connection
Your Face or Mine?
Bushcraft Build-Off
Deal or No Deal (UK)
Idiot Test
The Hollywood Squares
Original American Gladiators Collection
World's Toughest Trucker
Deal or No Deal Daytime
Game Show Network Specials
Hidden Agenda
Repo Games
Gay, Straight or Taken?
After Love
Without Prejudice
Candy Crush
The $100,000 Pyramid
Cash Cab Chicago
Fort Boyard - Ultimate Challenge
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