Gameshow Marathon

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Gameshow Marathon

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Gameshow Marathon, based on the hit UK gameshow "Ant & Dec's Gameshow Marathon," is hosted by Ricki Lake. The show features six celebrity contestants: 1) Brande Roderick ("Baywatch") 2) Kathy Najimy ("King of the Hill") 3) Lance Bass (*NSYNC) 4) Leslie Nielsen ("Airplane") 5) Paige Davis ("Trading Spaces") 6) Tim Meadows ("Saturday Night Live")

The six celebrities compete in an elimination-tournament playing different c gameshows. A different gameshow is played during each individual episode. The show consists of three rounds - two celebrities are eliminated after the first round, consisting of four gameshows where one celebrity advances to "Finalist Row" in each gameshow. Then in the second round the remaining celebrities compete head-to-head in two different gameshows. The two winners of the second round advance to the final round and the final episode where an ultimate winner is announced.

All of the prizes won by the celebrities during each episode are given to a lucky winner. The winner is chosen based off of a trivia question from the week's gameshow. Everyone has a chance to win the prizes as long as they answer the trivia question correctly. The trivia question is asked during the week's episode, where a text message can be sent with a guess at the correct answer, and the trivia question is also available on CBS's website, where the answer can be submitted online.

Gameshow Marathon is poduced by FremantleMedia North America and Granada Entertainment USA.moreless
Rich Fields

Rich Fields

Announcer

Paige Davis

Paige Davis

Celebrity Contestant

Leslie Nielsen

Leslie Nielsen

Celebrity Contestant

Brande Roderick

Brande Roderick

Celebrity Contestant

Kathy Najimy

Kathy Najimy

Celebrity Contestant

Ricki Lake

Ricki Lake

Host

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  • A worthy effort, but in the end comes up short.

    5.0
    I have always been a fan of some of the game shows that were part of the Marathon. When I first heard of this I thought it would just be some random summer replacement show or a show they would air on Saturday nights and was very surprised it was put in like a regular show that CBS had a lot of faith in. I came in thinking that this would be too much like an annoying celeb-reality show. And in some ways, I was right. Most of the celebrities seemed like what they were doing and daying were setup and looked like they wanted to be somewhere else, espically Lance Bass (who I already find very annoying). I\'ve never been a fan of celebrities on game shows and I\'ve dreaded the day that The Price is Right would have a celebrity version, and the Price is Right portion proved it cannot work. All of the celebrities seemed stuck up and others seemed totally disinterested. Ricki Lake wasn\'t that bad as the host but she needs improvement in quite a few ways. There were sometimes where she interacted way too much and seemed very nervous and other times she was too calm and didn\'t interact enough. Some of things she did like jump up and down and scream made me want to change the channel. She has to get out of obnoxious talk show mode and into game show mode if she is ever to host another game show. They also made these specials too much like current primetime game and reality shows. Too many stupid gimmicks and tweaks that didn\'t seem necessary. Kathy Griffin and Adrienne Curry were incredibly stuck-up and annoying on Match Game (not to mention Lance not wanting to be there at all), which I felt was the worst episode except for the Super Match round.



    If they do another Gameshow Marathon, I suggest two things. 1. Use regular civilian contestants instead of celebrities. 2. Have Todd Newton host, not Ricki Lake.moreless
  • An entertaining walk down memory lane

    10
    I first heard about the show through another message board and was instantly excited about May 31 arriving so I could see what the show was all about. It was an amazing trip through time, I wasn't born when "Beat The Clock" was on in the 1950s, so Gameshow Marathon was my first time experiencing this timeless classic. I grew up with shows like "The Price is Right", "Family Feud" and "Press Your Luck" (somehow I always cheered for the Whammies) and experienced "Card Sharks", "Match Game" and "Lets Make A Deal" through Game Show Network. I hope that the show returns with a fresh new set of classic games so I can re-live some of my all-time favorites all over again.moreless
  • It was fun to see some of the old gameshows.

    9.3
    At first I thought another stupid show I'll never watch. Then when I realized it was celebrities playing a lot of the old shows I watched it and loved it. It was fun to see some of those old game shows again. I really hope CBS will do this again, but I hope they don't over do it. This is very good in small doses but if they ran this every week or several times a week for a whole season, (I'm thinking of gameshows such as Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and Deal or No Deal) I would definitely watch this again. Way to go CBS with this one.moreless
  • Nothing can get better than every ones favorite old classic game show getting revisted.

    10
    I love it. It brings back so many great memories. The contest are great too. You win what they win on the tv show. Nothing can get better than that.. To me how will they do family fued as the season finale. Maybe they will bring their family. My favorite was press you luck. If CBS renews this show, i would be so happy.
  • I love gameshows, I love celebrities, and I love Paige Davis - so why don't I even like Gameshow Marathon on CBS?

    2.0
    I love gameshows, I love celebrities, and I love Paige Davis - so why don't I even like Gameshow Marathon on CBS?



    I've thought about it and I think the excitement that "average people" give to the chances of winning is completely taken away when people with nothing to gain and nothing to lose take the spotlight!
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