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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
Qi
Qi
Top Chef
Top Chef
Hole in the Wall
Hole in the Wall
Next
Next
The Biggest Loser
The Biggest Loser
Silent Library
Silent Library
Destroy Build Destroy
Destroy Build Destroy
Skatoony
Skatoony
Jeopardy!
Jeopardy!
Kitchen Nightmares
Kitchen Nightmares
SafeWord
SafeWord
Guy's Grocery Games
Guy's Grocery Games
Cash Cab
Cash Cab
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
Kenny vs. Spenny
Kenny vs. Spenny
The American Bible Challenge
The American Bible Challenge
I Love Money
Ellen's Game of Games
Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles
Wipeout
Fear Factor
Solitary
Celebrity Family Feud
Flipping Out
Wheel of Fortune
Project Runway
Estate Of Panic
The $100,000 Pyramid
Snoop Dogg Presents: The Joker's Wild
Family Feud
Match Game
Paradise Run
Bushcraft Build-Off
8 Out of 10 Cats
Chasing Destiny
Crashletes
Top Design
Freakshow
Duff Till Dawn
Baggage
Child Support
The Wall
Team Ninja Warrior
Fishcenter Live
Scrapheap Challenge
Black Card Revoked
Skin Wars
Make Me A Supermodel
Broke A$$ Game Show
Big Star Little Star
America's Got Talent
Duel
Celebrity Apprentice
Deal or No Deal
Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader
The Newlywed Game
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
The Singing Bee
Fear Factor (Original)
It Takes a Church
Quest For The Bay
Take Me Out
The People's Court
Temptation Island
Dude, You're Screwed
Game of Arms
BrainSurge
Preachers of L.A.
Dirty Dancing
Survivor
Travel Girls
Amnesia (2008)
Keys to the VIP
Little Big Shots
Hellevator
Minute to Win It
Repo Games
X-Play
The Hollywood Squares
Lingo
World's Toughest Trucker
Your Face or Mine?
Family Game Night
The Chase
Fort Boyard - Ultimate Challenge
Catch 21
The Moment Of Truth
Original American Gladiators Collection
KPOP STAR 2
To Tell the Truth
Deal or No Deal Daytime
Clue
Sports Jeopardy
Game Show Network Specials
The American Baking Competition
Killer Karaoke