Creator / Mark Goodson

Mark Goodson, along with Bill Todman, produced some of the most iconic and long-lasting Game Shows in television history. After Todman's death on July 29, 1979, the "Goodson-Todman" moniker continued until about March 1984. Child's Play was the first game show to use the "Mark Goodson Productions" logo in 1982.

After Goodson's death in December 1992, the company was sold to All-American Television. In 1998, All-American was bought out by Pearson Television, which in turn was bought out in 2002 by Fremantle Media. The "Mark Goodson Productions" logo remained in use during this time, but was eventually removed on August 15, 2007 when Drew Carey became host of The Price Is Right.note  It was last seen on the October 12, 2007 repeat of Bob Barker's last show.

Also played the drums. And disco-danced in a custom-tailored Giorgio suit. No, seriously.

Shows originally produced by Goodson-Todman include:

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    Radio 
  • Winner Take All (1946-52; the duo's first game show)
  • Stop the Music (1948-49; produced in association with Louis Cowan Productions)
  • Catch Me If You Can (1948)
  • Hit the Jackpot (1948-49, 1950; revamp of the above show)
  • Time's a-Wastin' (1948)
  • Beat the Clock (1949; quiz show unrelated to the later stunt series)
  • Spin To Win (1949)
  • Rate Your Mate (1950-51)
  • What's My Line? (1952-53)

    TV 
  • Winner Take All (1948-50, 1951, 1952)
  • Stop the Music (1949-52, 1954-56; produced in association with Louis Cowan Productions)
  • What's My Line? (1950-67, 1968-75)
  • The Web (1950-54, 1957; dramatic anthology series)
  • Beat the Clock (1950-61, 1969-74, 1979-80, 2002-03)
  • By Popular Demand (1950)
  • It's News to Me (1951-53, 1954)
  • The Name's The Same (1951-55)
  • I've Got A Secret (1952-67, 1972-73, 1976, 2000-03, 2006)
  • Two for the Money (1952-56, 1957)
  • Judge for Yourself (1953-54)
  • What's Going On? (1954)
  • Make the Connection (1955)
  • Choose Up Sides (1956; pilot taped in 1953 for CBS with Bob Kennedy as host)
  • The Price Is Right (1956-65, 1972-; also had nighttime versions from 1957-64, 1972-80, 1985-86, and 1994-95)
  • To Tell the Truth (1956-68, 1969-78, 1980-81, 1990-91, 2000-01, 2016-)
  • Jefferson Drum (1958; Western starring Jeff Richards and Eugene Martin)
  • Play Your Hunch (1958-63)
  • The Rebel (1959-61; Western starring Nick Adams)
  • Split Personality (1959-60)
  • Say When!! (1961-65)
  • Number Please (1961)
  • Password (1961-67, 1971-75, 1979-82, 1984-89, 2008-09)
  • Match Game (1962-69, 1973-82, 1990-91, 1998-99) and its spinoff, Match Game PM (1975-81)
  • Missing Links (1963-64)
  • The Richard Boone Show (1963-64; anthology series)
  • Get the Message (1964)
  • Call My Bluff (1965)
  • Branded (1965-66; Western starring Chuck Connors)
  • Snap Judgment (1967-69)
  • He Said, She Said (1969-70) and its revival, Tattletales (1974-78, 1982-84)
  • Now You See It (1974-75, 1989)
  • Showoffs (1975) and its revival, Body Language (1984-86; taped three pilots in 1983)
  • Family Feud (1976-85, 1988-95, 1999-) and its spinoff, Celebrity Family Feud (1978-84, 2008, 2015-)
  • Double Dare (1976-77)
  • The Better Sex (1977-78)
  • Card Sharks (1978-81, 1986-89, 2001)
  • Mindreaders (1979-80)
  • That's My Line! (1980-81)
  • Blockbusters (1980-82, 1987)
  • Child's Play (1982-83; pilots were credited to Goodson-Todman)
  • The Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour (1983-84)
  • Trivia Trap (1984-85)

    Unsold Pilots 
  • Rate Your Mate (1951; attempt to bring the radio game to TV)
  • Take Your Choice (1954; hosted by Fred Allen for NBC)
  • Play For Keeps! (November 1955; Winner Take All revamp hosted by Sonny Fox, with at least two pilots shot for CBS)
  • It Had To Be You (1963, hosted by Ed McMahon; later led to He Said, She Said)
  • It's Predictable (1970; hosted by Gene Rayburn)
  • Spellbinders (August 1978; hosted by Bill Anderson)
  • Puzzlers (March 1980; at least three pilots for NBC, hosted by Pat Sajak {yes, him})
  • Star Words (May-June 1983; at least three pilots for CBS, hosted by Nipsey Russell)
  • Now You See It (October 1985; at least two pilots, hosted by Jack Clark)
  • Oddball (February 1, 1986; hosted by Jamie Farr for NBC)
  • TKO (November 10, 1989; at least four pilots, hosted by Peter Tomarken for ABC)
  • Body Talk (October 1990; Showoffs/Body Language revival hosted by Vicki Lawrence, with at least two pilots shot for ABC)
  • Cash Tornado (July 18, 1993; hosted by Jim Perry)

Special mention should be made to Concentration, which was licensed to Goodson-Todman by NBC (1973-78, 1987-91; also did ten pilots in 1985). Because of NBC's refusal to do anything with the format or episodes, Concentration has never appeared in blooper specials - not even Game Show Moments Gone Bananas, a Fremantle-produced series of specials that dealt mostly with Goodson-Todman games.

Three lottery game shows which debuted after Goodson's death - Illinois Instant Riches (1994-98), Bonus Bonanza (1995-98), and Flamingo Fortune (1995-99) - originally used Mark's logo, as the company's lottery division still existed. All three shows eventually changed to the logo for Jonathan Goodson's company, but his credit was eventually ousted from Flamingo as well due to a format overhaul in 1997.
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