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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
The Price is Right
The Price is Right
The Challenge
The Challenge
Temptation Island
Temptation Island
Family Feud
Family Feud
Jeopardy!
Jeopardy!
Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles
Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles
America's Got Talent
America's Got Talent
The People's Court
The People's Court
Top Chef
Top Chef
Let's Make A Deal
Let's Make A Deal
America's Next Top Model
America's Next Top Model
The Biggest Loser
The Biggest Loser
Ellen's Game of Games
Ellen's Game of Games
Baggage
Baggage
Fear Factor
Fear Factor
Chasing Destiny
Chasing Destiny
Deal or No Deal
Deal or No Deal
Keep It Spotless
Keep It Spotless
Project Runway
Project Runway
Flipping Out
Flipping Out
Celebrity Family Feud
Celebrity Family Feud
Love Connection
Love Connection
Guy's Grocery Games
Guy's Grocery Games
Wipeout
Wipeout
Kitchen Nightmares
Kitchen Nightmares
Bushcraft Build-Off
Bushcraft Build-Off
Double Dare
Double Dare
How Far Is Tattoo Far?
How Far Is Tattoo Far?
Skatoony
Skatoony
Cash Cab
Cash Cab
Silent Library
Silent Library
Fear Factor (Original)
Fear Factor (Original)
Paradise Run
Paradise Run
Preachers of L.A.
Preachers of L.A.
Skin Wars
Skin Wars
The Big Fun Crafty Show
The Big Fun Crafty Show
Match Game
Match Game
The Grill of Victory
The Grill of Victory
Money From Strangers
Money From Strangers
Broke A$$ Game Show
Broke A$$ Game Show
SafeWord
SafeWord
Child Support
Child Support
The Wall
The Wall
Minute to Win It
Minute to Win It
Solitary
Solitary
Little Big Shots
Little Big Shots
Taskmaster!
Taskmaster!
Keys to the VIP
Keys to the VIP
Fishcenter Live
Fishcenter Live
Dude, You're Screwed
Dude, You're Screwed
Candy Crush
Candy Crush
World's Toughest Trucker
World's Toughest Trucker
Separation Anxiety
Separation Anxiety
Crashletes
Crashletes
The F Word
The F Word
TKO: Total Knock Out
TKO: Total Knock Out
To Tell the Truth
To Tell the Truth
Figure It Out
Figure It Out
Food Fighters
Food Fighters
Family Game Night
Family Game Night
Kenny vs. Spenny
Kenny vs. Spenny
Paid Off With Michael Torpey
Paid Off With Michael Torpey
Driven to Love
Driven to Love
Qi
Qi
Hollywood Game Night
Hollywood Game Night
Talk Show the Game Show
Talk Show the Game Show
I Love Money
I Love Money
Estate Of Panic
Estate Of Panic
Owner's Manual
Owner's Manual
Framework
Framework
Bullseye
Bullseye
Travel Girls
Travel Girls
Cooking on High
Cooking on High
Beat Shazam
Beat Shazam
That Awkward Game Show
That Awkward Game Show
The $100,000 Pyramid
The $100,000 Pyramid
Make Me A Supermodel
Make Me A Supermodel
The Great Escape
The Great Escape
Game of Arms
Game of Arms
Wheel of Fortune
Wheel of Fortune
Team Ninja Warrior
Team Ninja Warrior
It Takes a Church
It Takes a Church
American Grilled
American Grilled
8 Out of 10 Cats
8 Out of 10 Cats
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
Hellevator
Hellevator
Idiotest
Idiotest
Your Face or Mine?
Your Face or Mine?
Idiot Test
Idiot Test
Sports Jeopardy
Sports Jeopardy
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
The Newlywed Game
The Newlywed Game
Big Fat Quiz of the Year
Big Fat Quiz of the Year
The American Baking Competition
The American Baking Competition
The Chase
The Chase
KPOP STAR 2
KPOP STAR 2
BrainSurge
BrainSurge
Fort Boyard - Ultimate Challenge
Fort Boyard - Ultimate Challenge
Repo Games
Repo Games