The very first television game show, Spelling Bee, was broadcast in 1938.
Truth or Consequences was the first game show to air on commercially licensed television.
ABC dropped the show on July 6, 1973, but it continued in syndication for another year (1973–1974) as The New Dating Game.
The program was revived three additional times in syndication afterwards.
The first revival premiered in 1978 and ran until 1980, the second ran from 1986 until 1989, and the last ran from 1996 until 1999 with a season of reruns following.
Jim Lange hosted The Dating Game for its entire ABC network run and the 19 syndicated editions.
The rest of the world does not realize how rough the life of a couch really is.
Television game shows descended from similar programs on radio.
Game shows have a rich and varied history on television.
It is funny how most things we consider standard parts of our pop culture go back much further than we believe.
Like movies, TV shows are rated based on content, and, like movies, there are many TV shows that are not appropriate for young viewers.
Can you identify these ten shows that you should probably enjoy after the kids have gone to bed?