Top 51 greatest television game show franchises

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1. Now You See It (1974–1975)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

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

Votes: 32

2. I Can See Your Voice (2015– )


A reality show platform which offers talented singers the chance to make their dreams of stardom a reality.

Stars: EXID, Heejun Han, Super Junior, Jong-Kook Kim

Votes: 11

3. The Match Game (1962–1969)

TV-G | 25 min | Game-Show

This is The 1st Edition of the program. Composed of 2 Teams of 3 Members (2 In-Studio team members and 1 Star Team Captain) are writing answers to an question {e.g.: Name a part of a ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Rayburn, Johnny Olson, Betty White, Henry Morgan

Votes: 457

4. Jeopardy! (1964–1975)

30 min | Game-Show

The classic game show with a twist; the answers are revealed, but it's up to the contestants to supply the questions. Three contestants, including a returning champion, competed. Six ... See full summary »

Stars: Art Fleming, Don Pardo, Mel Brooks, Abby Dalton

Votes: 612

5. Press Your Luck (1983–1986)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

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, John Harlan

Votes: 565

6. Cash Cab (2005– )

23 min | Game-Show

Add a Plot

Star: John Moody

Votes: 151

7. Hollywood Game Night (2013– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Short, Comedy, Game-Show

Features two contestants, each with a team of celebrity guests, competing in pop culture party games for a chance to win $25,000.

Stars: Jane Lynch, Ric Markmann, Teisha Wheaton, Tim Neff

Votes: 1,509

8. Double Dare (1986–1988)

TV-Y | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

One in a long-running series of game shows, where two-member teams of children compete to answer questions and complete stunts.

Stars: Marc Summers, David Faustino, Staci Keanan, John Harvey

Votes: 1,421

9. The Price Is Right (1956–1965)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

The original version of an American icon, "The Price is Right" rewarded contestants with valuable prizes for their ability to price items.

Stars: Bill Cullen, Don Pardo, Johnny Gilbert, Jack Narz

Votes: 191

10. Family Feud (1976–1985)

TV-G | 30 min | Game-Show

Two families compete by trying to outguess the opponents about survey results.

Stars: Richard Dawson, Gene Wood, Johnny Gilbert, Rod Roddy

Votes: 1,760

11. Let's Make a Deal (1963–1977)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

Monty Hall hosts this hilarious half-hour gameshow in which audience contestants picked at random, dressed in ridiculous costumes, try to win cash or prizes by choosing curtain number 1, 2 ... See full summary »

Stars: Monty Hall, Jay Stewart, Carol Merrill, Wendell Niles

Votes: 385

12. Russian Roulette (I) (2002– )

30 min | Game-Show

Contestants compete in a hybrid general knowledge quiz-game of chance, where incorrect answers could literally cause them to drop out of the game.

Stars: Burton Richardson, Mark L. Walberg, Todd Newton, Kato Kaelin

Votes: 90

13. Twenty-One (1956–1958)

TV-G | 30 min | Game-Show

Two contestants were placed in separate isolation booths. Each player in turn would be given a category and asked how many points, from 1 to 11, he wanted to risk. Points increased with the... See full summary »

Stars: Charles Van Doren, Jack Barry, Herb Stempel, Vivienne Nearing

Votes: 31

14. The Gong Show (1976–1980)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

Amateur talent contest judged by three celebrities.

Stars: Chuck Barris, Trixie Dejonge, Rocky Bonifield, Gary Owens

Votes: 648

15. Identity (2006– )


Contestants rely on their own perceptions and judgment in order to match up a group of strangers with a list of unique characteristics about each person such as their shoe size, weight or career.

Stars: Penn Jillette, Stacy Kaiser, Deborah Anderson, Joe Cipriano

Votes: 184

16. Child's Play (1982–1983)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

Two contestants attempt to correctly guess words based on definitions given by children ages five to nine.

Stars: Bill Cullen, Gary Cohen, Cary Greenberg, Jesse Irwin

Votes: 43

17. The Chase (I) (2009– )


A Game Show where contestants must compete against 'The Chasers,' a cast of the show's eccentric and pompous know-it-all characters, in a variety of questions in order to win money by answering more of them correctly than the Chasers.

Stars: Bradley Walsh, Shaun Wallace, Mark Labbett, Anne Hegerty

Votes: 1,354

18. The $10,000 Pyramid (1973–1991)

TV-PG | 30 min | Game-Show

Two contestants, each with a celebrity partner, must guess words from their partners' clues; then the roles are reversed. Winners face the pyramid.

Stars: Dick Clark, Bob Clayton, Soupy Sales, Nipsey Russell

Votes: 373

19. Card Sharks (1978–1989)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

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, Lois Hamilton

Votes: 326

20. Supermarket Sweep (1965–1967)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

Contestants race around a supermarket, collecting as high a dollar value in groceries as they can in their shopping cart within a specified time limit.

Stars: Bill Malone, Wally King, Richard Hayes, Johnny Olson

Votes: 26

21. The Hollywood Squares (Daytime) (1965–1980)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

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, Wally Cox

Votes: 728

22. Sale of the Century (1969–1974)

TV-G | 30 min | Game-Show

In this quiz/game show, contestants had to answer relatively simple questions on general knowledge categories. Correct answers earned the contestants a few dollars. The show's gimmick was ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Kelly, Joe Garagiola, Madelyn Sanders, Barbara Lyon

Votes: 19

23. Tic Tac Dough (1956–1959)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

The classic quiz show hosted by Win Elliot. In this game, the contestants are faced with a tic-tac-toe board with a different category in each square. To put their mark (X or O) in the ... See full summary »

Stars: Jay Jackson, Jack Barry, Gene Rayburn, Win Elliot

Votes: 18

24. Baggage (2010– )

30 min | Game-Show

"Baggage" is a dating game show with a difference. In order to advance in the game, you must show your potential match every embarrassing piece of Baggage about yourself. In the first round... See full summary »

Stars: Jerry Springer, James J. Zito III, Rob Marrocco, Fox Cellars

Votes: 470

25. Chain Reaction (1980–1991)

30 min | Game-Show

Chain Reaction was hosted by Bill Cullen in 1980, but went off the air that same year. In 1986, it was revived as "The New Chain Reaction" in 1986 with host Geoff Edwards. It ran until 1991... See full summary »

Stars: Johnny Gilbert, Bill Cullen, Jay Johnson, Robert Mandan

Votes: 29

27. Fort Boyard: Ultimate Challenge (2011– )

Adventure, Game-Show

Another version of the world-famous and widely acclaimed Fort Boyard adventure game show with an original format but this time around all the contestants are teenagers. Set in the familiar ... See full summary »

Stars: Laura Hamilton, Geno Segers

Votes: 11

28. Wheel of Fortune (1975– )

TV-G | 60 min | Family, Game-Show

Daytime version of the game show in which contestants guess letters in order to complete a word, phrase or name.

Stars: Susan Stafford, Charlie O'Donnell, Chuck Woolery, Vanna White

Votes: 368

29. Win, Lose or Draw (1987–1990)

30 min | Game-Show

Syndicated show produced between 1987 and 1989; debuted in the USA in September 1987. Two teams of three men and three women competed; one person from a team was given the name of a famous ... See full summary »

Stars: Vicki Lawrence, Linda Blair, Zelda Rubinstein, David Naughton

Votes: 126

30. The Newlywed Game (1966–1974)

TV-PG | 30 min | Game-Show

The original version of the long-running game show, hosted by veteran host Bob Eubanks. Newlywed husbands and wives would take turns answering (often risque) questions while their spouses ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Eubanks, James Farentino, Michele Lee, Keely Smith

Votes: 420

31. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (I) (1999–2009)

TV-G | 60 min | Game-Show

Contestants, selected by calling a phone number, are chosen based on their ability to arrange 4 answers to a question in the correct order the fastest. They then have to answer 15 ... See full summary »

Stars: Regis Philbin, Rick Rosner, Danny Bonaduce, Sherman Hemsley

Votes: 2,300

32. Greed: The Series (1999– )

30 min | Game-Show

Fox's high-stakes quiz show where a team of up to five contestants could win $2 million by correctly answering questions.

Stars: Chuck Woolery, Mark Thompson, Ford Austin, Taylor Humphries

Votes: 145

33. 1 vs. 100 (2006– )


One contestant competes against 100 people by answering trivia questions for a chance to win a huge cash prize.

Stars: Bob Saget, Dexter Takashi Odani, Richard Rubin, Jaclyn Dahm

Votes: 858

34. The Wall (2016– )

42 min | Game-Show

Teams of two compete in four rounds of games in hopes to win millions of dollars in prizes.

Stars: Chris Hardwick, Kassie Kountouriotis, Niko Kountouriotis

Votes: 370

35. The Dating Game (1965–1986)

TV-PG | 30 min | Game-Show, Romance

One of the classic game shows created by Chuck Barris. In this show, a single woman would be given a choice of three bachelors whom she could talk with, but not see. After asking them a ... See full summary »

Stars: Jim Lange, Lee Majors, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ted Bessell

Votes: 301

36. Killer Karaoke (2012– )

60 min | Game-Show

The series will challenge contestants to break into song in the midst of extreme situations.

Stars: Tara Beaulieu, Mark McGrath, Steve-O, Minae Noji

Votes: 321

38. Weakest Link (2001–2003)

60 min | Game-Show

In this hybrid of "Inquizition" and "Survivor," contestants test their trivial mettle as a team and against each other. After each round of play, the team votes out the most expendable ... See full summary »

Stars: Anne Robinson, John Cramer, Anthony Anderson, Louie Anderson

Votes: 1,240

39. Hot Streak (1986– )

30 min | Game-Show

Unique, but short-lived game on ABC daytime. Two teams of 5 players, men vs. women, competed. In the main game, one member of the team would be given a secret word and would give a ... See full summary »

Stars: Bruce Forsyth, Marc Summers, Gene Wood, Tony Winters

Votes: 8

40. Million Dollar Money Drop (2010– )


Contestants are given $1 million and have to work together to keep the money by answering multiple-choice questions.

Stars: Kevin Pollak, Melissa Cook

Votes: 75

41. Minute to Win It (2010– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

Contestants can win $1 million by completing ten tasks involving common household objects, with a one-minute time limit for each task.

Stars: Guy Fieri, Sean L. Malin, Kimberly Fox, Aaron Hedrick

Votes: 996

42. Deal or No Deal (2005–2019)

TV-PG | 120 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

26 sums of money, 26 suitcases and one question: Deal or no deal

Stars: Howie Mandel, Patricia Kara, Megan Abrigo, Sara Bronson

Votes: 3,499

43. Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (I) (2007–2015)

TV-PG | 60 min | Family, Game-Show

A quiz show that features adult contestants and questions directly from the textbooks of first through fifth graders.

Stars: Jeff Foxworthy, Danielle Soibelman, Madison Leisle, Lauren Perez

Votes: 2,249

44. Don't Forget the Lyrics! (2007–2011)

60 min | Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV

Contestants compete for $1 million by selecting songs from a myriad of different genres, decades and artists and singing alongside a karaoke-style video screen where the music stops, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Wayne Brady, Rickey Minor, Mark McGrath, Mark Thompson

Votes: 642

45. Boom! (2015– )


A trivia show where the answers to the questions coordinate with colored wires. The contestant cuts the colored wire that corepondes with their answer, it it's wrong, color powder explodes.

Stars: Michael Bellavia, Tony Fleury, Matt Laydon, Matt Marr

Votes: 69

46. Catch Phrase (1985– )


Contestants compete to guess rebus-type and punny puzzles for cash and merchandise prizes in this short-lived game show.

Stars: Dan Campbell, Tim Stokes, Shana Forman, John Harlan

Votes: 18

47. The Singing Bee (II) (2007–2010)

30 min | Game-Show, Music

The Australian version of the music game show where six contestants vocally put their knowledge of song lyrics to the test as they compete for the title of The Singing Bee Champion and the chance to win up to A$50,000 cash.

Stars: Paula Macneill, Joey Fatone, Tim Campbell, Daryl Braithwaite

Votes: 14

48. Hole in the Wall (I) (2008–2012)

30 min | Game-Show

Contestants are challenged to fit through the odd holes of an approaching wall for prize money.

Stars: Mark Thompson, Brooke Burns, Matt Clifton, Laila Odom

Votes: 365

49. The Vault (2002–2004)

60 min | Game-Show

General knowledge quiz show with a big cash prize.

Stars: Davina McCall, Melanie Sykes, Gabby Logan

Votes: 7