I’ll take Game Shows for $1,000, Alex!

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Whether we’re brushing up on scientific trivia or watching to see if someone really is smarter than a 5th grader, game shows have been a consistent part of television for many generations. What are a few of your favorite game shows throughout the decades? 




The Price is Right

Premiering in 1956, “The Price is Right” is the longest-running game show in history. Luckily for us, it’s still going strong! Originally hosted by Bob Barker, “The Price is Right” is now hosted by Drew Carey. The host may have changed, but the game has stayed the same – contestants are chosen from the audience to partake in mini-games, spin the wheel and (hopefully) make it to the “Showcase Showdown.” Check your local listings and set your TiVo so you don’t miss a moment of action!


Answer: This show, originally airing in 1964, gives contestants clues in the form of answers. Contestants must come up with the question that fits the answer.  Hosted by Art Fleming until 1975, hosting duties were taken over by crowd-pleaser Alex Trebek. The show is filled with many pun-charged titles and Daily Doubles.

Question: What is “Jeopardy!”?

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

Based off the UK game show by the same moniker, “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” was an instant hit when it aired in the United States in 1999. Now in its popular daytime slot, the game show puts contestants in the “hot seat” to correctly answer 15 consecutive questions of increasing difficulty. The show gives each contestant a set of lifelines, including Ask the Audience, Jump the Question and Crystal Ball. We don’t know about you, but we’re still fans of Phone-A-Friend—and that’s our final answer!

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