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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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Temptation Island
Temptation Island
Love Island
Love Island
The Challenge
The Challenge
The Price is Right
The Price is Right
America's Got Talent
America's Got Talent
The People's Court
The People's Court
Ellen's Game of Games
Ellen's Game of Games
Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles
Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles
Let's Make A Deal
Let's Make A Deal
Keep It Spotless
Keep It Spotless
Project Runway
Project Runway
Flipping Out
Flipping Out
Chasing Destiny
Chasing Destiny
Top Chef
Top Chef
Jeopardy!
Jeopardy!
America's Next Top Model
America's Next Top Model
The Biggest Loser
The Biggest Loser
Celebrity Family Feud
Celebrity Family Feud
Guy's Grocery Games
Guy's Grocery Games
Love Connection
Love Connection
Bushcraft Build-Off
Bushcraft Build-Off
Deal or No Deal
Deal or No Deal
Double Dare
Double Dare
How Far Is Tattoo Far?
How Far Is Tattoo Far?
Kitchen Nightmares
Kitchen Nightmares
Wipeout
Wipeout
Fear Factor
Fear Factor
Skatoony
Skatoony
The Big Fun Crafty Show
The Big Fun Crafty Show
Crashletes
Crashletes
Match Game
Match Game
Preachers of L.A.
Preachers of L.A.
SafeWord
SafeWord
Fear Factor (Original)
Fear Factor (Original)
Taskmaster!
Taskmaster!
Make Me A Supermodel
Make Me A Supermodel
Silent Library
Silent Library
Idiotest
Idiotest
Family Feud
Family Feud
Solitary
Solitary
Minute to Win It
Minute to Win It
Figure It Out
Figure It Out
To Tell the Truth
To Tell the Truth
It Takes a Church
It Takes a Church
Immortalized
Immortalized
The Chase
The Chase
Child Support
Child Support
Paradise Run
Paradise Run
Face Value
Face Value
Big Star Little Star
Big Star Little Star
Game of Arms
Game of Arms
Tim Gunn's Guide To Style
Tim Gunn's Guide To Style
Qi
Qi
Framework
Framework
Total Blackout
Total Blackout
Divided
Divided
The Great Escape
The Great Escape
The F Word
The F Word
The Grill of Victory
The Grill of Victory
The Wall
The Wall
Gay For Play Game Show Starring RuPaul
Gay For Play Game Show Starring RuPaul
Duff Till Dawn
Duff Till Dawn
Cooking on High
Cooking on High
Owner's Manual
Owner's Manual
Food Court Wars
Food Court Wars
I Love Money
I Love Money
Bet On Your Baby
Bet On Your Baby
The American Baking Competition
The American Baking Competition
Welcome to the Parker
Welcome to the Parker
Repo Games
Repo Games
Dinner Party Wars
Dinner Party Wars
Top Design
Top Design
Picked Off
Picked Off
Snoop Dogg Presents: The Joker's Wild
Snoop Dogg Presents: The Joker's Wild
8 Out of 10 Cats
8 Out of 10 Cats
Superhuman
Superhuman
Wheel of Fortune
Wheel of Fortune
Separation Anxiety
Separation Anxiety
I Survived A Japanese Game Show
I Survived A Japanese Game Show
The Drone Racing League
The Drone Racing League
Beat Shazam
Beat Shazam
Food Fighters
Food Fighters
Team Ninja Warrior
Team Ninja Warrior
Baggage
Baggage
Cash Cab
Cash Cab
The Newlywed Game
The Newlywed Game
Hellevator
Hellevator
Little Big Shots
Little Big Shots
Celebrity Apprentice
Celebrity Apprentice
Your Face or Mine?
Your Face or Mine?
Sports Jeopardy
Sports Jeopardy
KPOP STAR 2
KPOP STAR 2
Dirty Dancing
Dirty Dancing
Dude, You're Screwed
Dude, You're Screwed
Skin Wars
Skin Wars
TKO: Total Knock Out
TKO: Total Knock Out
Candy Crush
Candy Crush
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
BrainSurge
BrainSurge