History Creator / ChuckBarris

5th Dec '16 5:10:36 AM themisterfree
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Sometimes-controversial GameShow producer whose work was mostly pastiches of the genre.

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Sometimes-controversial GameShow producer whose work was mostly pastiches of the genre. His library of shows is currently owned by Creator/SonyPicturesTelevision (via their acquisition of Guber/Peters in the early 1990s; they had bought Barris' company in 1989).



* ''People Pickers'' (unsold 1965 pilot)



* ''The Family Game'' (1967; also an unsold 1986 pilot hosted by Jeff [=MacGregor=])

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* ''The Family Game'' (1967; also an unsold 1986 pilot hosted by Jeff [=MacGregor=])[=MacGregor=]; later revived in a sense by Creator/JayWolpert as ''Series/WaitTilYouHaveKids'' for [[Creator/ABCFamily The Family Channel]])


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Under the Guber/Peters name, they created the following shows and pilots:
* ''The Quiz Kids Challenge'' (1990-91; loose revival of the 1940s-50s ''Quiz Kids'' series)
* ''Series/{{Countdown}}'' ([[http://www.usgameshows.net/x.php?show=Countdown1990&sort=0 unsold 1990 pilot]], based off the British game show)
7th Sep '15 11:43:54 AM nombretomado
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* ''TheNewlywedGame'' (1966-74, 1977-80, 1984, 1985-89; actually created by [[Series/SuperPayCards Nicholson-Muir Productions]])

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* ''TheNewlywedGame'' ''Series/TheNewlywedGame'' (1966-74, 1977-80, 1984, 1985-89; actually created by [[Series/SuperPayCards Nicholson-Muir Productions]])
14th May '15 11:39:50 PM Fireblood
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An alleged autobiography in which Barris claimed he was using his work as a GameShow producer to hide his activities as an assassin for the U.S. [[{{CIA}} Central Intelligence Agency]]. This was a brilliant claim on Barris' part as, while the CIA requires all of its employees to sign an agreement never to publish anything without getting Agency approval, if they actually tried to enforce the agreement they'd be admitting that they engaged in assassinations (violating a presidential directive). So when the CIA reportedly admitted that Barris has never worked for the Agency, it probably wasn't believed.

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An alleged autobiography in which Barris claimed he was using his work as a GameShow producer to hide his activities as an assassin for the U.S. [[{{CIA}} Central Intelligence Agency]]. This was a brilliant claim on Barris' part as, while the CIA requires all of its employees to sign an agreement never to publish anything without getting Agency approval, if they actually tried to enforce the agreement they'd be admitting that they engaged in assassinations (violating a presidential directive). So when the CIA reportedly admitted said that Barris has never worked for the Agency, it probably wasn't believed.
30th Apr '15 9:23:05 AM nombretomado
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* ''TheGongShow'' (1976-80, 1988-89; began as a 1975 pilot hosted by Gary Owens with a four-celebrity panel)

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* ''TheGongShow'' ''Series/TheGongShow'' (1976-80, 1988-89; began as a 1975 pilot hosted by Gary Owens with a four-celebrity panel)
6th Mar '15 2:22:04 AM jormis29
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* ''TheNewlywedGame'' (1966-74, 1977-80, 1984, 1985-89; actually created by [[SuperPayCards Nicholson-Muir Productions]])

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* ''TheNewlywedGame'' (1966-74, 1977-80, 1984, 1985-89; actually created by [[SuperPayCards [[Series/SuperPayCards Nicholson-Muir Productions]])
3rd Dec '14 12:40:56 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheDatingGame'' (1965-74, 1978-80, 1986-89)

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* ''TheDatingGame'' ''Series/TheDatingGame'' (1965-74, 1978-80, 1986-89)
9th Dec '13 6:25:46 AM WarioBarker
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* ''The Family Game'' (1967)

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* ''The Family Game'' (1967)(1967; also an unsold 1986 pilot hosted by Jeff [=MacGregor=])



* ''National Celebrity Test'' (1968; unsold pilot hosted by Regis Philbin)



* ''The Parent Game'' (1972-73)
* ''[[TreasureHuntUS (The New) Treasure Hunt]]'' (1973-77, 1981-82; revival of a 1956-59 game hosted and produced by Jan Murray)
* ''TheGongShow'' (1976-80, 1988-89)

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* ''Cop Out!'' ([[http://www.usgameshows.net/x.php?show=CopOut July 1972]]; at least two pilots)
* ''The Parent Game'' (1972-73)
(1972-73; began as a 1969 pilot hosted by Clark Race for NBC)
* ''[[TreasureHuntUS (The New) Treasure Hunt]]'' (1973-77, 1981-82; revival of a 1956-59 game hosted and produced by Jan Murray)
Murray, began as a 1972 pilot with a very different set and the Q&A of the 1950s version)
* ''TheGongShow'' (1976-80, 1988-89)1988-89; began as a 1975 pilot hosted by Gary Owens with a four-celebrity panel)



* ''3's a Crowd'' (1979-80)

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* ''3's a Crowd'' (1979-80)(1979-80; began as a 1969 pilot hosted by Wink Martindale, followed by two pilots in December 1978 and a third in 1979)


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* ''Dollar A Second'' ([[http://www.usgameshows.net/x.php?show=DollarASecond February 7, 1981]]; unsold revival of a 1950s game hosted by Jan Murray)
* ''Comedy Courtroom'' (1980s unsold pilot hosted by Barris)
* ''Bamboozle'' ([[http://www.usgameshows.net/x.php?show=Bamboozle early 1986]]; unsold Creator/{{ABC}} pilot hosted by Bob Hilton)
9th Dec '13 3:52:15 AM WarioBarker
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* ''Three's a Crowd'' (1979-80)

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* ''Three's ''3's a Crowd'' (1979-80)



A novel set in 2012 where Barris (now old, crippled, penniless, and long since forgotten) shares his last great idea with a young producer: ''The Death Game'', a big-money quiz where contestants compete to determine a winner who is then asked a single (impossible) question for big money (if correct) or [[SnuffFilm death by poison]] (if incorrect). The young man likes the idea so much that, after Barris turns down a deal, he contacts his mob friends and has the cripple {{buried alive}}; the show is renamed ''The Big Question'', with its debut night contestants being the many characters the book has been following between the portions about the show.

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A novel set in 2012 where Barris (now old, crippled, penniless, and long since forgotten) shares his last great idea with [[TheNameless a young producer: producer]]: ''The Death Game'', a big-money quiz where contestants compete to determine a winner who is then asked a single (impossible) question for big money (if correct) or [[SnuffFilm [[DeadlyGame death by poison]] (if incorrect). The young man likes the idea so much that, after Barris turns down a deal, he contacts his mob friends and has the cripple {{buried alive}}; the show is renamed ''The Big Question'', with its debut night contestants being the many characters the book has been following between the portions about the producer, Barris, and the show.
18th Jun '13 5:44:18 PM Prfnoff
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His autobiography was the subject of the directorial debut from GeorgeClooney, which starred SamRockwell as Barris and was adapted by Creator/CharlieKaufman.

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His autobiography was the subject of the directorial debut from GeorgeClooney, Creator/GeorgeClooney, which starred SamRockwell Creator/SamRockwell as Barris and was adapted by Creator/CharlieKaufman.
15th Jun '13 12:40:47 PM MarkLungo
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A novel set in 2012 where Barris (now old, crippled, penniless, and long since forgotten) shares his last great idea with a young producer: ''The Death Game'', a big-money quiz where contestants compete to determine a winner who is then asked a single (impossible) question for big money (if correct) or [[SnuffFilm death by poison]] (if incorrect). The young man likes the idea so much that, after Barris turns down a deal, he contacts his mob friends and has the cripple buried alive; the show is renamed ''The Big Question'', with its debut night contestants being the many characters the book has been following between the portions about the show.

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A novel set in 2012 where Barris (now old, crippled, penniless, and long since forgotten) shares his last great idea with a young producer: ''The Death Game'', a big-money quiz where contestants compete to determine a winner who is then asked a single (impossible) question for big money (if correct) or [[SnuffFilm death by poison]] (if incorrect). The young man likes the idea so much that, after Barris turns down a deal, he contacts his mob friends and has the cripple buried alive; {{buried alive}}; the show is renamed ''The Big Question'', with its debut night contestants being the many characters the book has been following between the portions about the show.
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