game show


Definition of game show

: a television program on which contestants compete for prizes in a game (such as a quiz)

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Recent Examples on the Web Try creating a game show online or setting up a scavenger hunt in your house. Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY, "Zoom-ing for Thanksgiving dinner this year? Here's how to make the most of it," 19 Nov. 2020 According to Hypebeast, the card game UNO is getting its own game show. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, "Uno Is No Longer Just a Card Game — It's Getting Its Own TV Game Show," 18 Nov. 2020 As a game show fanatic, I am psyched to watch the upcoming episode of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Shacamree Gowdy, Chron, "Celebrity chef competes for Houston's Southern Smoke Foundation on 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire'," 13 Nov. 2020 In the novel, the gap between rich and poor is growing wider, homelessness is on the rise, and the country has elected a president who brags and berates and treats his job like a game show. Laurie Hertzel, Star Tribune, "Renowned Minnesota writer Charles Baxter retires from the U of M, but his work continues with a new novel," 13 Nov. 2020 Alex Trebek, who died this week after a battle with pancreatic cancer, surpassed this TV personality to claim the record for hosting the most episodes of a single game show. Compiled By Will Dudding, Anna Schaverien And Jessica Anderson, New York Times, "News Quiz: President-Elect Joe Biden, Vaccines, Alex Trebek," 13 Nov. 2020 Brooke Burns hosted at the time, and the four-season series was nominated for outstanding game show at the Daytime Emmys, Variety reported. Christy Piña, Woman's Day, "'Jeopardy!’'s Greatest Players of All Time Are Back for a New ABC Game Show," 2 Nov. 2020 The cruelty of a citizenship game show isn’t such a conceptual stretch, especially under an administration that has pursued ruthless anti-immigration policies. Washington Post, "The audience helps decide the outcome in this Zoom play about immigration," 8 Oct. 2020 On June 19, a new game show skyrocketed to the top of Netflix's Top 10: Floor Is Lava. Omar Sanchez,, "This Netflix game show is fire: Why you should watch Floor Is Lava," 30 June 2020

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First Known Use of game show

1958, in the meaning defined above

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“Game show.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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: a television program in which people try to win prizes in a game

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