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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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Love Island
Love Island
America's Got Talent
America's Got Talent
The Challenge
The Challenge
Celebrity Family Feud
Celebrity Family Feud
The Price is Right
The Price is Right
Fear Factor
Fear Factor
America's Next Top Model
America's Next Top Model
The Biggest Loser
The Biggest Loser
Let's Make A Deal
Let's Make A Deal
Wipeout
Wipeout
Little Big Shots
Little Big Shots
Fear Factor (Original)
Fear Factor (Original)
Baggage
Baggage
Kitchen Nightmares
Kitchen Nightmares
Top Chef
Top Chef
Qi
Qi
Paradise Run
Paradise Run
Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles
Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles
Cash Cab
Cash Cab
Love Connection
Love Connection
Guy's Grocery Games
Guy's Grocery Games
Skin Wars
Skin Wars
Dude, You're Screwed
Dude, You're Screwed
Flipping Out
Flipping Out
Solitary
Solitary
Silent Library
Silent Library
Figure It Out
Figure It Out
Match Game
Match Game
Keep It Spotless
Keep It Spotless
TKO: Total Knock Out
TKO: Total Knock Out
Jeopardy!
Jeopardy!
Project Runway
Project Runway
Chasing Destiny
Chasing Destiny
To Tell the Truth
To Tell the Truth
Family Feud
Family Feud
Beat Shazam
Beat Shazam
The Wall
The Wall
Next
Next
Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader
Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader
Freakshow
Freakshow
Black Card Revoked
Black Card Revoked
SafeWord
SafeWord
The Game of Life
The Game of Life
8 Out of 10 Cats
8 Out of 10 Cats
The American Bible Challenge
The American Bible Challenge
Game of Arms
Game of Arms
Wheel of Fortune
Wheel of Fortune
Face Value
Face Value
Temptation Island
Temptation Island
The People's Court
The People's Court
Sports Jeopardy
Sports Jeopardy
Bushcraft Build-Off
Bushcraft Build-Off
Tim Gunn's Guide To Style
Tim Gunn's Guide To Style
Make Me A Supermodel
Make Me A Supermodel
Child Support
Child Support
Framework
Framework
The Newlywed Game
The Newlywed Game
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
Hellevator
Hellevator
Hole in the Wall
Hole in the Wall
Celebrity Apprentice
Celebrity Apprentice
Ellen's Game of Games
Ellen's Game of Games
Deal or No Deal
Deal or No Deal
The Singing Bee
The Singing Bee
BrainSurge
BrainSurge
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
Baggage on the Road
Baggage on the Road
The $100,000 Pyramid
The $100,000 Pyramid
Snoop Dogg Presents: The Joker's Wild
Snoop Dogg Presents: The Joker's Wild
The Great Escape
The Great Escape
Double Dare
Double Dare
Big Star Little Star
Big Star Little Star
Don't Forget the Lyrics
Don't Forget the Lyrics
I Love Money
I Love Money
Preachers of L.A.
Preachers of L.A.
Family Game Night
Family Game Night
Kenny vs. Spenny
Kenny vs. Spenny
The Moment Of Truth
The Moment Of Truth
Original American Gladiators Collection
Original American Gladiators Collection
Your Face or Mine?
Your Face or Mine?
Clue
Clue
Destroy Build Destroy
Destroy Build Destroy
Repo Games
Repo Games
The American Baking Competition
The American Baking Competition
Hollywood Game Night
Hollywood Game Night
The Chase
The Chase
The Drone Racing League
The Drone Racing League
Candy Crush
Candy Crush
Amnesia (2008)
Amnesia (2008)
Bad Girls Road Trip
Bad Girls Road Trip
Skatoony
Skatoony
Taskmaster!
Taskmaster!
Idiotest
Idiotest
It Takes a Church
It Takes a Church
Dirty Dancing
Dirty Dancing
Killer Karaoke
Killer Karaoke
Exit
Exit
The Almost Impossible Game Show
The Almost Impossible Game Show
Keys to the VIP
Keys to the VIP
Cash Cab Chicago
Cash Cab Chicago