game show

noun

Definition of game show 

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

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Hardwick currently hosts The Wall, an NBC game show, as well as a Walking Dead after-show on AMC called The Talking Dead. Alexia Fernandez, PEOPLE.com, "Chris Hardwick Breaks His Silence on Ex Girlfriend's Sexual Assault Allegations: 'l Was Blindsided'," 16 June 2018 Kroeger has done the team's pre-game show, plus sideline reporting at home games. Rick Bonnell, charlotteobserver, "Hornets hire Chris Kroeger as radio play-by-play voice. His WFNZ farewell? Emotional.," 4 June 2018 In addition to the talk show, Foxx is set to host and executive produce the game show Beat Shazam, which premieres for its second season May 29 on Fox. Mike Miller, PEOPLE.com, "Jamie Foxx Says He Wasn't Allowed to Appear Onstage in a College Musical Because He's Black," 5 June 2018 Mark your calendars, ’90s kids: Double Dare, the wacky Nickelodeon game show which filmed in Philadelphia, is back with Philly’s own Mark Summers in tow. Aubrey Nagle, Philly.com, "Supporters rally for gay man detained by ICE, city shares memories of LOVE | Morning Newsletter," 23 May 2018 Her Acting Career After graduating from Northwestern University, Markle paid her dues in Hollywood working her way up from guest spots and game shows to becoming a regular on a hit cable show, Suits, for seven seasons. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Everything Meghan Markle Has Had to Give Up to Become a Royal," 12 May 2018 Jackie was always happy to see visitors and enjoyed watching the wildlife in her backyard, and her daytime game shows and The Golden Girls. courant.com, "Carolyn Jane Sheehan," 25 Apr. 2018 The rapper, who just released a gospel album and currently hosts the 1970’s reboot of the game show Joker's Wild, showed a vastly different side of himself for NHL on Thursday morning (Apr. 12). Mackenzie Cummings-grady, Billboard, "Snoop Dogg Teams With NHL to Host Hilarious YouTube Series 'Hockey 101 With Snoop Dogg'," 12 Apr. 2018 The issue is a polarizing one, something its creators know, which is why discussions about U.S. immigration policy are easier to swallow when framed as a TV game show, one of America's most obnoxious but innocuous exports. Andrea Simakis, cleveland.com, "'American Dreams' at Cleveland Public Theatre uses game-show format to put the immigration debate in our hands (review)," 22 Feb. 2018

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1958, in the meaning defined above

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game show

noun

English Language Learners Definition of game show

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

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