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1.  Wheel of Fortune
Wheel of Fortune is an American television game show created by Merv Griffin. Contestants compete to solve word puzzles, similar to those used in Hangman, to win cash and prizes. The title refers to the show's giant carnival wheel that contestants spin throughout the course of the game to determine their cash and/or prizes. The current broadcast syndicated version of the program premiered on September 19, 1983 and is hosted by Pat Sajak and Vanna White. In a 2008 article, TV Guide named Wheel of Fortune as the "top-rated syndicated series."

Merv Griffin was responsible for creating the original version of Wheel of Fortune and also served as executive producer until his retirement in 2000.
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2.  Beat the Clock
Monty Hall hosted as two male-female couples (husband & wife, boyfriend-girlfriend, mother-son, father-daughter, etc. a red team & green team) competed in stunts. Each stunt awarded $250 to the winning team + a bonus stunt for an additional $250 more. Two rounds were played.Then comes the bonus shuffle. There's a shuffleboard table with amounts from $300-$1,000. Each team had two discs (red & green) & had two chances to reach the furthest without going off the table. The disc that's the furthest in money value won the amount & played a super stunt for 10 times the value (up to $10,000).Teams stayed on as champions until defeated or reached the CBS $25,000 limit.

In November, civilians were dumped & celebrities were in as the show became "All Star All New Beat The Clock". And just like Tattletales, the audience were divided into two rooting sections; the red & the green. In the super stunt round, $1,000 of the jackpot went to the audience while the other amount went to the stars favorite charity. The four stars played for a week.
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3.  Anything For Money Video
Anything For Money was a television game show hosted by Fred Travalena and announced by Johnny Gilbert which ran in syndication from September 17, 1984 to September 1985. Reruns were later aired on the USA Network from 1986 to 1988. Contestants watched video clips in which cast members Christopher Callen and Ralph Harris attempted to coerce passers-by into participating in jokes, in exchange for increasing amounts of money. The series was produced by Bernstein/Hovis Productions and Impact Studios for Paramount Television. Travalena would introduce clips and, once the premise of the prank was known, the contestants then guessed whether or not the participants would consent. Three rounds were played, with a correct guess worth $200 in round 1, $300 in round 2, and $500 in round 3. The player with the most money after 3 rounds won the game and received a bonus prize, in addition to their winnings.
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4.  The Big Showdown
Hard quiz with a dice game determining a possible $10,000 payoff.Three players competed. Peck introduced six categories, worth from one to six points, a payoff point (the first one, for example, would have been seven) that the contestants tried to reach, and a dollar value for each payoff point determined by a "money dial" on his podium (worth from $25 to $500). One-point tossup questions determined control of the board. The goal was to hit the payoff point exactly by ringing in first and answering questions correctly in the six categories without going over. If a contestant requested a point value that would have put another contestant over the payoff point, the second contestant was locked out of that particular question. After a payoff point was hit, a new payoff point (which would have been fifteen) and dollar value were established. Two rounds were played in this manner, with different categories for the second round.

The second round ended with a 90-second speed round, in which all payoff points (after the one already in play had been reached) were worth $100. The two players with the highest scores went to Final Showdown.

In Final Showdown, only three categories were offered, worth from one to three points, and the payoff point was seven. The first player to reach seven points, in a similar manner as illustrated above, won $250 and the right to roll the dice for $10,000. All players kept the money earned during the game.

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5.  Bullseye
In 2007 Bullseye was once again invited back by ITV to be one of the 8 game shows on ITV’s Game Show Marathon series 2 hosted by Vernon Kay. The seven other shows in the series were, The Price is Right, Blockbusters, Blankety Blank, The Golden Shot, Name that Tune, Mr & Mrs and Play Your Cards Right. For the second time Bullseye had the highest ratings of all 8 shows in the Marathon and when you consider the fact that Bullseye was transmitted on Cup Final Day when half of London and half of Manchester were in the pub celebrating or commiserating the result of the Cup Final – Bullseye still came out on top, illustrating Bullseye’s continued and deserved place as the king of British game shows and cementing its iconic status and eternal popularity with the Great British public.
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6.  Bumper Stumpers
Bumper Stumpers was actually created by Wink Martindale, a popular host of numerous game shows including Trivial Pursuit and Tic-Tac-Dough. Martindale didn't host Bumper stumpers, though - that honor went to the lesser-known Al DuBois.The show aired from 1987 to 1990, with nearly 1,000 episodes hitting the airwaves.

The entire Bumper Stumpers show had a car theme, from the theme music featuring honking horns to the basic elements of game play. The premise was that contestants would receive clues and use them to try to decode the meaning of vanity license plates.
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7.  1 vs. 100
In 1 VS. 100, one player (“The One”) must correctly answer a series of multiple-choice trivia questions while trying to outlast “The Mob” of 100 people, who are also trying to answer each question. If The One is correct, all Mob members who answered the question incorrectly are eliminated, bringing the lone contestant closer to winning the game. Along the way, The One can “Poll the Mob” or “Trust the Mob” for help with the answers. If the contestant eliminates all 100 Mob members, he or she claims the top prize of $50,000. However, if The One is incorrect, the game ends and he or she leaves with nothing, and the remaining members of the Mob split the contestant's winnings.
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8.  Don’t Forget the Lyrics!

“Don’t Forget the Lyrics!” is a musical game show that tests contestants’ knowledge of song lyrics from different genres, decades and artists. “Don’t Forget the Lyrics!” is the ultimate rock star fantasy taking viewers on a dramatic, heart pounding, rollercoaster ride of music and edge-of-your seat entertainment.

Mark McGrath, a member of the multi-platinum group, Sugar Ray, hosts “Don’t Forget the Lyrics!” where he brings ordinary people center stage for a chance to win a fortune – just by knowing the words to the biggest hit songs ever recorded. “Don’t Forget the Lyrics!” first premiered on July 11, 2007 on FOX and became one of the most popular shows in America, as well as an international phenomenon where contestants around the globe put their winnings on the line as they tried to not forget the lyrics.In addition, “Don’t Forget the Lyrics!” will be presented on VH1, as well as in primetime on MyNetworkTV.

This upcoming season the program welcomes celebrity contestants from “American Idol”, the Backstreet Boys, and the NFL; Plus special themed episodes including “Movie Music Week”, “Rock the Troops Week”, and “Rock the Cradle Week” featuring moms-to-be.“Don’t Forget the Lyrics!” is produced by RDF USA and Apploff Entertainment. Executive produced by Jeff Apploff, Tony Yates, Chris Coelen and Grant Mansfield.
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9.  Downfall
On Tuesday the ABC’s new game show Downfall premiered. The newest game show is hosted by wrestler Chris Jericho and on the show he proved that he is a good host. Downfall is overall a great show for those who love to watch game shows.Chris Jericho kept the game moving in a good way and tried his level best to engage the contestants and he did it very well. Downfall is an hour game show which is divided into many categories with many questions.

In the American television game show series Downfall contestants can win up to one million dollar. The set of this game show is on the roof of a 10-story building. Previously this game show was scheduled to premier on June 29th but later they moved it to 22 June. This game show is produced by Fremantle Media and the executive producer is Scott St. John. In the game show three prizes will be given in the first five rounds and contestants should answer the question as quickly as possible if they want to move to next round.

Downfall also provides a chance to Chris Jericho fans to watch their favorite again. American-born Canadian professional wrestler Chris Jericho is also a stage actor, rock musician, television host and radio host.
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10.  Family Feud
"Family Feud" has been around for decades in one incarnation or another. It started out in 1977 with host Richard Dawson, and then came back in 1988 with host Ray Combs. Another version of the Feud was hosted by comedian Louie Anderson, until 2002, when they dropped Louis and replaced him with Richard Karn (best known as Tim Allen's co-host 'Al' on the popular TV sitcom "Home Improvement".

In 2006, Tribune Entertainment announced that there would be a new host of the Feud. They are replacing Karn with actor John O'Hurley, from ABC's reality show "Dancing With the Stars" (and before that, as Elaine's boss on "Seinfeld"), beginning in the Fall of 2006.

As usual, the Feud gives its witty host plenty of opportunity to interact and joke with the various contestants while he asks the questions.
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11.  Family Game Night
The Hub, the new kids and family network which is a joint venture between Discovery and Hasbro, has announced its first game show pickup during its upfront announcements. The first pickup is Family Game Night. Instead of specifically focusing on one game, Family Game Night will encompass many Hasbro properties.
Each hour-long episode will see teams of families of all ages compete in various Hasbro games for points and prizes. Some games first announced are Cranium (which correct me if I’m wrong has been attempted to be turned into a game show in the past), Bop-It, and Connect 4. Other games will obviously be included as time goes on. The show looks to be airing in the network’s “Family Prime” block which will air from 7:00PM to 11:00PM. Family Game Night is produced by Hasbro Studios.
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12.  Friend or Foe
Back in 2002, the Game Show Channel featured a game showed called Friend or Foe. Friend or Foe is a game show based on both knowledge and trust. It’s one of those game shows where one gets to see the best and worst of human nature. The game show premiered on April of 2002, and aired for two seasons with 130 episodes. It was hosted by Kennedy, a true realist with a wicked sense of humor.

The rules for Friend or Foe are very straight forward. The game begins with six contestants, three of the contestants get to choose their partner. They are then paired of into three teams. Each team is given a trust fund, with a minimum of two hundred dollars. The three teams build up their trust funds by answering multiple choice questions. They work as a team. Although, the question is, do these partners, who worked so hard together to build their trust funds, also chose to share the money they won together.
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13.  Catch 21
Catch 21 is an American game show centered around blackjack, created by Merrill Heatter (who also produced the show's predecessor Gambit) and taped at the Hollywood Center Studios. The series is hosted by actor-singer Alfonso Ribeiro, with actress Mikki Padilla as the card dealer.

Three contestants compete in a game of blackjack with questions (ala Gambit). The object of the game was to make a blackjack hand total 21 (hence catching 21), or come closer to 21 than the other contestants without going over. Anything over 21 is a bust and caused elimination of the round.
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14.  Card Sharks

Two contestants try to predict whether the next card will be high or low in a deck of 52 cards. Contestants would gain control by answering survey questions of 100 people in a specific group; the contestant who guessed the closes gets control of the cards. Contestants have a row of five cards and must successful guess before the other opponent does in order to go on to the Money Cards, the bonus round.
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15.  Cash Cab
Unassuming people enter the "Cash Cab" as simple passengers taking a normal taxi ride, only to be shocked when they discover that they’re instant contestants on Discovery Channel's innovative game show!

Ben Bailey, the host and driver of Cash Cab, then offers them the following proposition: The Cash Cab will drive you all the way to your destination and ask you general knowledge questions along the way. The questions start out on the easy side, then get harder along the way – the harder the question, the more money it’s worth. The first four questions are worth $25 for each correct answer. The next four are worth $50 and then every question after that is worth $100.

A correct answer is awarded the cash, an incorrect answer means the contestant gets a strike. The contestants can earn cash all the way to their destination. But the second they miss their third question (i.e., earn their third strike), Ben pulls the Cash Cab over and ejects them onto the sidewalk, no matter where they are.
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16.  Let's Make A Deal
The popular television game show Let's Make A Deal continues throughout the world -- forty-seven years after its debut on the NBC Television Network on December 30, 1963! Broadcasters in Europe and Asia have produced their own versions of Let's Make A Deal - to the delight of their contestants and viewers. And now CBS network has an all-new version of Let's Make A Deal is a creation of Stefan Hatos and Monty Hall. Carol Merrill and Jay Stewart performed on the show through 1977. The television production has been broadcast by NBC and ABC television networks, as well as many channels throughout the country on a syndication basis.

Re-runs of the original telecasts have been shown on various cable channels. Since 2001 the Game Show Network has broadcast classic episodes of Let's Make A Deal from the 1970's and 1980's. And Trato Hecho (a Spanish-language version of Let's Make A Deal) was broadcast in 2005 on Univision stations throughout the U.S.
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17.  Concentration
Concentration, based on the children’s card game, was created by Jack Barry, Dan Enright, Robert Noah and Buddy Piper. NBC itself produced the original show; Mark Goodson and Bill Todman produced the syndicated show with Jack Narz. In 1985, Orson Bean was the host of a Concentration pilot. The latest version of the show, Classic Concentration with Alex Trebek, was produced by Mark Goodson and aired on NBC from 1987 to 1991.
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18.  Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? is a quiz show that takes its questions from actual school textbooks, from first to fifth grade. On hand are five actual fifth-graders, who more often than not know all of the right answers, and help the adult contestants along the way. Hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy, 5th Grader gives trivia-based quizzers a new twist, resulting in a game show the entire family can watch and play along with together.

The game itself is really simple and easy to follow. A few contestant "helps" are thrown in for good measure, and of course the kids are the main attraction.
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19.  Press Your Luck

Press Your Luck was based on the short-lived show Second Chance, seen in 1977 on ABC and produced by the Carruthers Company (which also produced Press Your Luck). A first attempt to revive the show occured in 1980, when the Carruthers Company pitched Press Your Luck with host Pat Sajak, then known only as a TV weatherman. When Press Your Luck returned in 1983, Sajak was occupied with Wheel of Fortune, so Tomarken, who had just come off a 13-week stint hosting his first game show, Hit Man, was given the job.

Press Your Luck premiered on CBS on September 19, 1983 at 10:30am, having replaced the Bill Cullen-hosted Child's Play. Sitauted between the popular $25,000 Pyramid at 10am and the megahit Price is Right at 11am, Press Your Luck had a good shot at success.
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20.  Power of 10
On POWER OF 10, the contestant who can most accurately predict how the American public will respond to the most intriguing poll questions could walk away winning millions.

POWER OF 10 reaches out all across America to poll thousands of people and ask them just about everything. The contestant who has the best take on the American mindset could walk away with a $10 million payday.
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