History Main / GameShow

14th Jul '16 9:57:43 AM faunas
Is there an issue? Send a Message


For the celebrity-oriented variant, see PanelGame. See also GameShowTropes.

to:

For the celebrity-oriented variant, see PanelGame. For the variants which allow audiences at home to participate, see PhoneInGameShows and HomeParticipationSweepstakes. See also GameShowTropes.
25th Jun '16 7:11:14 AM DeepthroatGhoul
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Series/TheCrystalMaze''
23rd Jun '16 12:45:48 AM Gimere
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Game shows were enormously popular in America during the 1950s when TV became a progressively more viable purchase, until several of the most popular ones [[note]]''Series/TwentyOne'' (the most infamous), ''Series/TicTacDough'' (~75% of the nighttime run), ''The $64,000 Question'' (some contestants were set up to win or lose depending on whether the head of sponsor Revlon liked them), ''The $64,000 Challenge'' ('''children!'''), and ''Series/{{Dotto}}'' (the smoking gun)[[/note]] turned out to be [[ExecutiveMeddling rigged]] in some manner to influence the outcome and manufacture drama.

to:

Game shows were enormously popular in America during the 1950s when TV became a progressively more viable purchase, until several of the most popular ones [[note]]''Series/TwentyOne'' (the most infamous), ''Series/TicTacDough'' (~75% of the nighttime run), ''The ''[[Series/The64000Question The $64,000 Question'' Question]]'' (some contestants were set up to win or lose depending on whether the head of sponsor Revlon liked them), ''The $64,000 Challenge'' ('''children!'''), and ''Series/{{Dotto}}'' (the smoking gun)[[/note]] turned out to be [[ExecutiveMeddling rigged]] in some manner to influence the outcome and manufacture drama.



The fallout from the scandals resulted in many low-stakes games, with big-ticket ones (especially quizzes) generally falling out of favor until 1973 and ''[[Series/{{Pyramid}} The $10,000 Pyramid]]''. The 1970s-80s brought flashy sets and EarWorm music, with 1975, 1985, and 1987 being particularly good years for the genre.

to:

The fallout from the scandals resulted in many low-stakes games, with big-ticket ones (especially quizzes) generally falling out of favor until 1973 and ''[[Series/{{Pyramid}} The $10,000 Pyramid]]''. The 1970s-80s brought [[SceneryPorn flashy sets sets]] and EarWorm music, with 1975, 1985, and 1987 being particularly good years for the genre.



The 1990s brought with it a sense that ideas were running out, as networks and cable stations dropped games left and right (the last Big Three victim being ''Series/CaesarsChallenge'' in January 1994). Only ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'', ''Series/WheelOfFortune'', and ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' remained through the entire decade, with a few other games briefly popping up here and there. Creator/{{GSN}} began in December 1994, giving fans a constant home for classic games (although it eventually went into NetworkDecay); prior to that, they'd had to rely on other cable nets, including Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}, Creator/USANetwork, and [[Creator/ABCFamily The Family Channel]] for their fix. In 2015, many of the shows began airing on another classic game channel, BUZZR. Or at least the ones owned by Fremantle, who owns the channel.

to:

The 1990s brought with it a sense that ideas were running out, as networks and cable stations dropped games left and right (the last Big Three victim being ''Series/CaesarsChallenge'' in January 1994). Only ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'', ''Series/WheelOfFortune'', and ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' remained through the entire decade, with a few other games briefly popping up here and there. Creator/{{GSN}} began in December 1994, giving fans a constant home for classic games (although it eventually went into NetworkDecay); prior to that, they'd had to rely on other cable nets, including Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}, Creator/USANetwork, and [[Creator/ABCFamily The Family Channel]] for their fix. In 2015, many of the shows began airing on another classic game channel, BUZZR. Or at least the ones owned by Fremantle, [[Creator/FremantleMedia Fremantle]], who owns the channel.
3rd Jun '16 9:41:36 AM CorahsUncle
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Headline Chasers''

to:

* ''Headline Chasers''''Series/HeadlineChasers''
4th May '16 6:38:24 PM BuddyBoy600alt
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''[[Creator/WGNAmerica Bozo's Grand Prize Game (Segment for The Bozo Show)]]''

to:

* ''[[Creator/WGNAmerica ''[[Series/TheBozoShow Bozo's Grand Prize Game (Segment for The Bozo Show)]]''
3rd May '16 12:14:27 AM Lirodon
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''The $64,000 Question''

to:

* ''The ''[[Series/The64000Question The $64,000 Question''Question]]''
12th Mar '16 12:04:44 PM IlGreven
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** ''Idiotest''

to:

** ''Idiotest''''Series/{{Idiotest}}''
12th Mar '16 11:33:09 AM IlGreven
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** ''Idiotest''
18th Feb '16 2:54:36 PM hamza678
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Series/RobotWars''
15th Feb '16 4:48:14 PM themisterfree
Is there an issue? Send a Message


The 1990s brought with it a sense that ideas were running out, as networks and cable stations dropped games left and right (the last Big Three victim being ''Series/CaesarsChallenge'' in January 1994). Only ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'', ''Series/WheelOfFortune'', and ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' remained through the entire decade, with a few other games briefly popping up here and there. Creator/{{GSN}} began in December 1994, giving fans a constant home for classic games (although it eventually went into NetworkDecay). In 2015, many of the shows began airing on another classic game channel, BUZZR. Or at least the ones owned by Fremantle, who owns the channel.

to:

The 1990s brought with it a sense that ideas were running out, as networks and cable stations dropped games left and right (the last Big Three victim being ''Series/CaesarsChallenge'' in January 1994). Only ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'', ''Series/WheelOfFortune'', and ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' remained through the entire decade, with a few other games briefly popping up here and there. Creator/{{GSN}} began in December 1994, giving fans a constant home for classic games (although it eventually went into NetworkDecay).NetworkDecay); prior to that, they'd had to rely on other cable nets, including Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}, Creator/USANetwork, and [[Creator/ABCFamily The Family Channel]] for their fix. In 2015, many of the shows began airing on another classic game channel, BUZZR. Or at least the ones owned by Fremantle, who owns the channel.
This list shows the last 10 events of 219. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.GameShow