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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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Celebrity Family Feud
Celebrity Family Feud
America's Got Talent
America's Got Talent
The Price is Right
The Price is Right
The Challenge
The Challenge
America's Next Top Model
America's Next Top Model
Let's Make A Deal
Let's Make A Deal
Kitchen Nightmares
Kitchen Nightmares
Love Connection
Love Connection
Baggage
Baggage
Qi
Qi
Little Big Shots
Little Big Shots
Cash Cab
Cash Cab
Guy's Grocery Games
Guy's Grocery Games
Wipeout
Wipeout
Family Feud
Family Feud
The Biggest Loser
The Biggest Loser
Project Runway
Project Runway
Keep It Spotless
Keep It Spotless
Top Chef
Top Chef
Snoop Dogg Presents: The Joker's Wild
Snoop Dogg Presents: The Joker's Wild
Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader
Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader
The Wall
The Wall
SafeWord
SafeWord
Child Support
Child Support
Silent Library
Silent Library
Paradise Run
Paradise Run
Jeopardy!
Jeopardy!
Match Game
Match Game
The Great Escape
The Great Escape
Dude, You're Screwed
Dude, You're Screwed
Flipping Out
Flipping Out
Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles
Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles
The $100,000 Pyramid
The $100,000 Pyramid
Keys to the VIP
Keys to the VIP
Skin Wars
Skin Wars
Crashletes
Crashletes
Next
Next
Destroy Build Destroy
Destroy Build Destroy
Fear Factor
Fear Factor
The F Word
The F Word
Driven to Love
Driven to Love
To Tell the Truth
To Tell the Truth
Solitary
Solitary
Idiotest
Idiotest
Bushcraft Build-Off
Bushcraft Build-Off
Amnesia (2008)
Amnesia (2008)
Chasing Destiny
Chasing Destiny
Black Card Revoked
Black Card Revoked
The American Bible Challenge
The American Bible Challenge
The Drone Racing League
The Drone Racing League
Quest For The Bay
Quest For The Bay
Bunk
Bunk
Wheel of Fortune
Wheel of Fortune
Beat Shazam
Beat Shazam
Top Design
Top Design
Kenny vs. Spenny
Kenny vs. Spenny
Team Ninja Warrior
Team Ninja Warrior
The People's Court
The People's Court
Estate Of Panic
Estate Of Panic
Tim Gunn's Guide To Style
Tim Gunn's Guide To Style
Make Me A Supermodel
Make Me A Supermodel
The Game of Life
The Game of Life
Taskmaster!
Taskmaster!
Talk Show the Game Show
Talk Show the Game Show
Framework
Framework
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
The Newlywed Game
The Newlywed Game
BrainSurge
BrainSurge
Ellen's Game of Games
Ellen's Game of Games
Temptation Island
Temptation Island
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
Sports Jeopardy
Sports Jeopardy
Don't Forget the Lyrics
Don't Forget the Lyrics
KPOP STAR 2
KPOP STAR 2
Celebrity Apprentice
Celebrity Apprentice
Deal or No Deal
Deal or No Deal
The Singing Bee
The Singing Bee
Hole in the Wall
Hole in the Wall
Freakshow
Freakshow
Skatoony
Skatoony
Preachers of L.A.
Preachers of L.A.
Figure It Out
Figure It Out
Family Game Night
Family Game Night
Catch 21
Catch 21
Idiot Test
Idiot Test
Hellevator
Hellevator
Busted!
Busted!
Countdown
Countdown
Candy Crush
Candy Crush
Bad Girls Road Trip
Bad Girls Road Trip
Scrapheap Challenge
Scrapheap Challenge
Fear Factor (Original)
Fear Factor (Original)
Just Like Mom and Dad
Just Like Mom and Dad
Total Blackout
Total Blackout
Game Show Network Specials
Game Show Network Specials
Separation Anxiety
Separation Anxiety
Dirty Dancing
Dirty Dancing
KPOP STAR 4
KPOP STAR 4
Baggage on the Road
Baggage on the Road
Cover Story (2018)
Cover Story (2018)