Updated version of the 1969-1974 NBC game show. Three contestants competed to answer trivia questions, with scoring in dollars. The game was interrupted at certain intervals for Instant ... See full summary »
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Card Sharks (1978–1989)
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Hosted by Jim Perry, were contestants are asked questions about how 100 people answered a poll question then played a card game where they tried to guess whether the next card drawn from a deck in a sequence would be higher or lower.

Stars: Jim Perry, Janice Baker, Gene Wood
Super Password (1984–1989)
Family | Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Second revised version of the classic Mark Goodson game show, where celebrity-contestant teams conveyed passwords using one-word clues.

Stars: Bert Convy, Gene Wood, Tom Poston
Press Your Luck (1983–1986)
Family | Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A game show where contestents answer trivia questions and then have to gamble their winnings on a randomly flashing game board.

Stars: Peter Tomarken, Rod Roddy, Charlie O'Donnell
Beat the Clock (1979–1980)
Family | Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A revival of the classic game show featuring host Monty Hall. In this show, contestants are given unusal tasks to complete within a limited amount of time. Rather than requiring brain power... See full summary »

Stars: Monty Hall, Jack Narz, Leslie Ackerman
The Joker's Wild (1972–1991)
Family | Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A long-running quiz show hosted by TV veteran Jack Barry, and later by Bill Cullen. In this show, contestants would have to answer questions on a wide variety of topics, with the prize ... See full summary »

Stars: Pat Finn, Michael McKay, Jack Carter
Double Dare (1976–1977)
Family | Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A short lived game show that brought isolation booth games up to another level.

Stars: Alex Trebek, Johnny Olson, Gene Wood
The Hollywood Squares (1965–1980)
Comedy | Family | Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Contestants guess the correctness of celebrities' answers in order to win spaces in a tic-tac-toe game.

Stars: Kenny Williams, Peter Marshall, Cliff Arquette
Now You See It (1974–1975)
Family | Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The Mystery Word Search game consisted of 5 contestants (4 Challengers & 1 Champion) are playing for points. In the Premilinary Round, Contestants will find a answer (from a 14x4=56 gridded... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Narz, Johnny Olson
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Updated version of the 1969-1974 NBC game show. Three contestants competed to answer trivia questions, with scoring in dollars. The game was interrupted at certain intervals for Instant Bargains, which allowed the player in the lead to buy a prize at a discounted prize (e.g., a $795 stereo color TV for $6), always at the risk of later losing the game; and a new feature, the "Fame Game," where the host read first-person clues leading to the identity of a person, place, thing, etc., with the winner having a chance to earn cash, a bonus prize or add to his score with the choice of one of nine numbers. The player with the highest score could elect to use his score money to buy specially-discounted luxury items (e.g., a $4,500 diamond-studded Swiss watch for $120), or accumulate his score money by winning future games and having access to either a luxury car, an escalating jackpot which began at $50,000 and increased by $1,000 per show until won, or everything on stage. Later in the show's... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Was one of three game shows to premier that day on NBC. Out of the three that premiered, it was the only one that lasted beyond the initial thirteen week period. That day also was the day that the popular pricing game "Plinko" premiered on the "The Price is Right." See more »

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Announcer: Describing a watch on the last episode: It also tells time...
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During the end credits of the final episode, there are some shots of the control room. As the Reg Grundy logo appears, the director does a final countdown until the end of the program. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Mike Myers/Aerosmith (1997) See more »

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GREAT game show
30 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

Of all the game shows I've seen in my life, this one was always one of my favorites. I used to watch it on TV a lot when I was around 6 or 7 years old and then came the reruns on USA when I was 13. I think my favorite part of the show was the speed round. I really wish this show would come back on in America, and if it did, I think Louie Anderson or "Mad TV" alum Phil LaMarr would be a good host.


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