There's been many game shows on through the years, some were memorable and others were not. Here are 15 game shows that you may have forgotten about.
1. Love Connection
Love Connection was a dating game show.It first aired in 1983 and was hosted by Chuck Woolery and ended in 1994. It then got picked up for one season in 1998 and that was hosted by Pat Bullard. Then it got relaunched a second time it 2017 and was hosted by Andy Cohen, it lasted two seasons.
2. The Weakest Link
The Weakest Link was a British game show originally and then it was made into an American one. It involved a team of eight people (six later on), who wanted to win money and the one who answered wrong, was the weakest link. It first aired in 2002 and ended in July 2002, with six episodes unaired. They were shown years later on GSN and PAX. It was hosted by Anne Robinson.
Pyramid was a television game show with many different versions of it. The very first one was $10,000 Pyramid which first aired in 1973 and ran on CBS until 1974. Then it moved to ABC and the name was then changed to $20,000 Pyramid, it ran on there from 1974- 1976. It then got revived in 1982 on CBS until 1988 and it was called The New $25, 000 Pyramid. There were also two night time syndicated versions, the first being $50,000 Pyramid in 1981 and $100,000 Pyramid from 1985 -1988. All of which were hosted by Dick Clark.
Other hosts of the many versions of Pyramid include: Bill Cullen who hosted the nightly version of $25,000 Pyramid from 1974-1979. John Davidson was the host of the revived version of $100,000 Pyramid in 1991. Donny Osmond hosted a version called Pyramid from 2002 -2004. Mike Richards hosted a short lived version in 2012 call The Pyramid, it only aired 40 episodes. Then last but not least, the current version on ABC called $100,000 Pyramid which started in 2016 and is hosted by Michael Strahan
Password was a daytime game show that first aired in 1961-1967 and then a prime time version ran from 1962-1965. It was hosted by Allen Ludden. Password also had some other versions as well, starting with Password Plus in 1979-1982. Then Super Password in 1984-1989. Then last is Million Dollar Password which was hosted by Regis Philbin from 2008-2009.
5. The Newlywed Game
The Newlywed game was a game show involving newly married couples going against each other to see how well they knew their spouse. It first aired in 1966 and would go on through the 70's 80's & 90's, the host being Bob Eubanks. Other hosts include: Jim Lange, Paul Rodriguez , Gary Kroeger, Carnie Wilson in 2009 and Sherri Shepherd in 2011.
6. The Dating Game
The Dating game was a dating game show that first aired in 1965 until 1973 when it was dropped by ABC. It was then put in syndication under the title of The New Dating game which continued for another year, 1973- 1974. It was then revived three more times after that starting with 1978-1980. Then 1986-1989 and lastly 1996-1999.
The majority of the show was was hosted by Jim Lange. Other hosts include: Elaine Joyce in 1986 for the first season and Jeff MacGregor for the second. Brad Sherwood was the host in 1996. Chuck Woolery took over as host in 1997 until the end in 1999.
Bzzz! was a dating game show that aired from 1996 until 1997, after it ended some stations continued airing reruns up until as late as 2001. It was hosted by Annie Wood.
8. Illinois Instant Riches
Illinois Instant Riches is probably a show only people living in IL would remember. It was a lottery game show for people in the state of IL and to be on the show you had to buy an Illinois Instant Riches scratch off ticket from a Illinois lottery retailer. The show first aired in 1994 and lasted up until 1998. It was hosted by Mark Goodman and Linda Kollmeyer. Sometime during its run they changed the name of the show to Illinois' Luckiest.
9. Shop til you Drop
Shop til you Drop was a game show that first aired on Lifetime in 1991 and finished the show on PAX in 2005. It had produced four different series during that time. It was hosted by Pat Finn and then by JD Roberto.
10. Supermarket Sweep
Supermarket Sweep was a game show based in a supermarket where they had timed races through the store. It first aired in 1965 -1967. Then it got revived in 1990 until 1995. Then it was revived again in 2000 until 2003. It was hosted by Bill Malone and then by David Ruprecht.
11. Dog Eat Dog
Dog Eat Dog was a game show based upon the United Kingdom version with the same name. It involved contestants competing against one another in physical, trivial and other games for the prize of $25,000. It aired from 2002 until 2003 and it was hosted by Brooke Burns.
12. The Singing Bee
The Singing Bee was a karaoke game show which combined singing with elements of a spelling bee. It aired on NBC in 2007 and then went to CMT, it was on there from 2009 -2012. It was hosted by Melissa Peterman and then by Joey Fatone.
13. Don't Forget The Lyrics!
Don't Forget The Lyrics was a sing along game show and it aired on Fox from 2007-2009. It was then put into syndication from 2010 to 2011. It was first hosted by Wayne Brady and then by mark McGrath.
14. Hollywood Squares
Hollywood Squares was a game show in the form of tic-tac-toe. It first aired in 1965 until 1980. It then aired in the daytime on NBC from January 1968 until September 1968. Then it aired in prime time on NBC from January 1969 until August 1969. Then it was aired on Saturday Mornings on NBC from 1972 until 1981. It was then put in syndication from 1986 until 1989. Then it was out in daily syndication from 1998 until 2004.
It was hosted by many people the first being Peter Marshall. Then it was hosted by Jon Bauman. Then John Davidson and lastly by Tom Bergeron.
15. American Gladiators
American Gladiators was a game show that was based off tests of strength and agility, it paired amateur athletes against each other and then against the shows own gladiators. It aired from 1989 until 1996. It was presented by many people through the years and they are as follows: Mike Adamle, Joe Theismann, Todd Christensen, Larry Csonka, Lisa Malosky and Danny Lee Clark.