Game Show TV Shows

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
Kitchen Nightmares
Kitchen Nightmares
The Challenge
The Challenge
Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader
Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader
Qi
Qi
Celebrity Family Feud
Celebrity Family Feud
The Biggest Loser
The Biggest Loser
Silent Library
Silent Library
Dude, You're Screwed
Dude, You're Screwed
Top Chef
Top Chef
Jeopardy!
Jeopardy!
Little Big Shots
Little Big Shots
Project Runway
Project Runway
Next
Next
Cash Cab
Cash Cab
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles
Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles
Guy's Grocery Games
Guy's Grocery Games
Family Feud
Keep It Spotless
Love Connection
America's Got Talent
Wipeout
Black Card Revoked
Preachers of L.A.
Wheel of Fortune
Solitary
Skin Wars
Figure It Out
Child Support
Flipping Out
Bushcraft Build-Off
Estate Of Panic
Fear Factor
The People's Court
Your Face or Mine?
Chasing Destiny
Hole in the Wall
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
Baggage
The Newlywed Game
The Remix
Deal or No Deal
Skatoony
Paradise Run
Gay For Play Game Show Starring RuPaul
Framework
The Drone Racing League
Crashletes
Bet On Your Baby
To Tell the Truth
Celebrity Apprentice
Clue
Ellen's Game of Games
Fear Factor (Original)
The Singing Bee
Exit
Freakshow
Quest For The Bay
Idiot Test
Snap Decision
Hellevator
I Love Money
Game Show Network Specials
The Wall
It Takes a Church
Family Game Night
Hollywood Game Night
Survivor
Temptation Island
Baggage on the Road
Travel Girls
Amnesia (2008)
Smartest Guy in the Room
The American Bible Challenge
Duel
Destroy Build Destroy
Deal or No Deal Daytime
Sports Jeopardy
Fishcenter Live
The Great Escape
Don't Forget the Lyrics
Game of Arms
Hidden Agenda
Dirty Dancing
Cha$e
BrainSurge
Beat Shazam
Celebrity Name Game
The Great Holiday Baking Show
Deal or No Deal (UK)
The Moment Of Truth
The Hollywood Squares
Nashville Star
Opportunity Knocks
KPOP STAR 2
Winsanity
Keys to the VIP