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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The podcast will feature an interactive game show, Name That Score, in which listeners can play along to win soundtracks and autographed prizes. Melinda Newman, Billboard, "'Score: The Podcast' Set to Launch April 3 With Composer John Debney," 27 Mar. 2018 Players will take on coaches in a game show similar to Family Feud. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Schedule announced for 'Brewers On Deck' event," 22 Jan. 2018 In 1950, Hot Springs, New Mexico, renamed itself Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, in order to get the game show broadcast from the town. Fox News, "Florida town of Mayo changes name to 'Miracle Whip'," 28 Aug. 2018 Get to know a bevy of the world’s most famous actresses—Eiza González, Léa Seydoux, Angelababy, Golshifteh Farahani, Elizabeth Debicki, Adesua Etomi, Hera Hilmar, Deepika Padukone, and Scarlett Johansson—in a good old-fashioned game show format. Vogue, "Hollywood, Nollywood, Bollywood Squared," 14 Mar. 2019 Rodriguez grew up on the game show version of Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Jessica Radloff, Glamour, "Gina Rodriguez Says Feminism Is Shaping How Young Boys Think Too," 18 Jan. 2019 Bell lays out her thoughts on how Silicon Valley should change its priorities on this episode of Converge, an interview game show where tech’s biggest personalities tell us about their wildest dreams. Casey Newton, The Verge, "The Human Utility’s Tiffani Ashley Bell on how small nonprofits are stepping up," 18 July 2018 Host Jessica Chastain emcees a game show where contestants have to guess what the president would have to face some kind of backlash, from past events to future hypotheticals. Luke Darby, GQ, "The Best SNL Sketch Last Night Had an Incredible Twist," 21 Jan. 2018 Company man-ing: SI recently launched a weekly trivia game show that runs live Thursday afternoons on Facebook. Richard Deitsch,, "Media Circus: How Critical Will ESPN Be of Jon Gruden’s Coaching Tenure With the Raiders?," 7 Jan. 2018

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1958, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of game show

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

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