The Greatest Game Shows of All Time TV Programs
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The Greatest Game Shows of All Time

List Criteria: No competitive reality shows.

What are the greatest game shows of all time? If there's one staple of American television, it's the game show. Over the decades, TV game shows have evolved with the times. Today, some of them combine elements of reality televison, while others stick to their guns and keep their original formats. Shows like Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune are good examples of this. They're popular for a reason: People love to play along at home. Which TV game show is the best ever? That's for you to decide here, with your votes. Vote up your favorites and of course, vote down any game shows you can't stand.

Almost everyone loves a good television game show. We enjoy rooting for the contestants as they try to answer questions correctly, estimate prices of items (no going over, Price is Right players!), wheel and deal with hosts to pick the best prizes (Let's Make a Deal) and navigate extremely tricky obstacle courses to win big money (Wipeout). Are you a viewer who pulls for the underdog? You probably aren't alone.

Dating-based game shows have been popular for years, going back to Match Game, The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game. Trivia game shows will forever be a favorite, as contestants try to answer questions correctly to win cash and prizes. As far as prizes go, we've come a long way from buying that tacky ceramic Dalmatian on Wheel of Fortune. Cash prizes for game shows now are easily in the tens of thousands, possibly more. Bigger prizes make for bigger competition!

Enjoy this list of the greatest game shows in television history and don't forget to vote. Also, feel free to add any of your favorite shows that are missing, and rerank them into your own list!

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    the people's #1 & most listed Alex Trebek, Johnny Gilbert, Art Fleming

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    Al Roker, Richard Dawson, Louie Anderson

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    Tyra Banks, Drew Carey, Gena Lee Nolin

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    Chuck Woolery, Don Pardo, Jack Clark

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    Joan Rivers, Whoopi Goldberg, Gilbert Gottfried

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    Vanessa Lachey, Billy Bush, Vance DeGeneres

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    Betty White, Patty Duke, Richard Dawson

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    Betty White, Dick Clark, Dara Torres

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    Bob Hilton, Charlie O'Donnell, Johnny Jacobs

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    George DeWitt

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    Phyllis Diller, Michele Lee, Charlie O'Donnell

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    Chuck Woolery, Brad Sherwood, Jim Lange

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    Peter Tomarken, Savage Steve Holland, Charlie O'Donnell

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    Markie Post, Bob Eubanks, Gene Wood

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    often listed Gene Rayburn, Jack Barry, Bill Wendell

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    Bruce Jenner, Billy Dee Williams, Marc Summers

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    ranked low on reranks & added by snowman69 Lucille Ball, Steve Allen, Joey Bishop

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    Jimmy Kimmel, Ben Stein, Nancy Pimental

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    added by snowman69 Ed McMahon, Hugh Downs, Gene Wood

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Adam Sandler, Denis Leary, Colin Quinn

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Chuck Woolery

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    added by bojanthebest David Ruprecht

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    added by monty46 Colin Farrell, Griff Rhys Jones, Josie Lawrence

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    often listed Chuck Woolery, Stacey Hayes

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    added by monty46 Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Vicki Lawrence

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    Monty Hall, Warren Oates, Dee Bradley Baker

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    added by Purple Panther Charlie O'Donnell, Bill Cullen, Jack Barry

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    added by bojanthebest Dee Bradley Baker, Mark L. Walberg, Pat Finn

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    added by Mbbk6214 Bert Convy, Bob Hilton, Gene Wood

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    Takeshi Kitano, Mary Scheer, Christopher Darga

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    often listed & added by snowman69 Carmen Electra

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    ranked low on reranks Jill Wagner, John Henson, John Anderson

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Mark L. Walberg

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    ranked low on reranks & added by AshleyLCarswell Elizabeth Montgomery, Allen Ludden, Gene Wood

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    added by monty46 Joe Theismann, Todd Christensen, Billy Smith

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    added by monty46 Adrian Zmed, Deney Terrio

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