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    Jeopardy!

    Jeopardy!

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    "This... is... Jeopardy!"America's top-rated syndicated quiz show entered into its 29th season on September 17, 2012. Many subscribing stations have renewed the show through Season 32 (2015-2016). The show was originally created in the 1960s by Merv Griffin, a famed television host, musician, and actor. Irritated by the impossibility of trying to create a quiz show because of scandals that had taken place involving that genre, Griffin was inspired by a suggestion from his wife Julann to create a show wherein contestants were presented with clues in the form of answers, and had to phrase their responses in the form of a question. He originally was going to title the program What's the Question?, but ended up discarding that original title when a skeptical NBC network producer rejected his original concept, claiming, "It doesn't have enough jeopardies." The original Jeopardy!series premiered on March 30, 1964, as a daytime program on NBC. With Art Fleming as host and Don Pardo as announcer, that series continued to air until January 3, 1975, and also spawned a weekly syndicated version that aired within the 1974-1975 season. Later came a revival, The All-New Jeopardy!, which ran from October 2, 1978 through March 2, 1979; for this version, Fleming was joined by announcer John Harlan. The most successful incarnation of Jeopardy! is the current syndicated version, which has aired continuously since September 10, 1984, featuring the Canadian-born Alex Trebek as its host, joined by announcer Johnny Gilbert. This particular version of the program has lived up to its slogan as "America's Favorite Quiz Show," with over 6,000 episodes aired, and currently averages 25 million viewers per week. The show has featured over 10,000 different contestants over the course of its 29-year run, and a host of prominent personalities - including royalty, Presidents, film stars, television personalities, famous athletes, and Nobel laureates - have either presented special clues or appeared as contestants on the show. Since its premiere, the syndicated version ofJeopardy! has outlived 300 other game shows, won a record 30 Daytime Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award, and gained a worldwide following with a multitude of international adaptations. In addition, both TV Guideand the Game Show Network (GSN) have ranked it #2 on their respective lists of the 50 greatest game shows of all time. The longevity of Jeopardy!'s popularity has led it to being referenced and parodied in many television shows, films, and works of literature over the years, including such popular programs asSaturday Night Live, The Simpsons, Cheers, and The Golden Girls. Educators throughout the United States have created their own versions of the quiz show's game to encourage student participation in class, and even IBM has used the show to exhibit its artificial intelligence system "Watson" and have it compete against two of the show's finest champions in a "man versus machine" competition.moreless
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    Love in the Wild

    Love in the Wild

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    Prospective couples are placed in exotic locations and put to the test with multiple challenges in order to see if a romance can bloom.
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    American Ninja Warrior

    American Ninja Warrior

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    Athletes from across America try to conquer an obstacle course. The top ten athletes travel to Japan to compete in Ninja Warrior (the Japanese original). Their main task ahead is to make it to the top of Sasuke, a 150ft tall metal monster obstacle. As of 2009 only 4 people in Ninja Warrior's 12 year historyhave made it to the top.moreless
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    Hollywood Game Night

    Hollywood Game Night

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    The series won 2 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program - Jane Lynch.
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    The Winner Is...

    The Winner Is...

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    Last Comic Standing

    Last Comic Standing

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    A nationwide talent search accepting the best professional and non-professional stand-up comedians. Once the selection process is narrowed to 10, the show covers the contestants as they live together and compete for an exclusive contract with NBC, and to be called the Last Comic Standing.

    In Season 3 ("The Battle of the Best"), the object of the contest was the first season's 10 finalists versus second season's 10 finalists. No immunity challenges this time, or time spent showing the comics living together. It's pure stand-up.

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    Who's Still Standing?

    Who's Still Standing?

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    Who's Still Standing? is the NBC competition series based on the Israeli hit show Still Standing, where contestants compete in trivia battles. One main competitor faces off against 10 challengers in a battle for a million dollar jackpot, and the stakes are raised even more by having trap doors drop them if they answer wrong.moreless
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    Miss Universe

    Miss Universe

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    Miss Universe is an annual beauty pageant broadcast by NBC and run by the Miss Universe Organization. In the contest, women from more than 80 countries contest for the crown and the title of Miss Universe, vying for the highest cumulative score in swimsuit, evening gown, and question-and-answer competitions. The overall winner receives a contract with the Miss Universe Organization, a chance to spread awareness of disease control, peace, and AIDS awareness across the globe, and the keys to an apartment in Trump Tower (Donald Trump owns the rights to the competition). The pageant aims to host a competition of women that are beautiful, yet are still intelligent, goal-oriented, and well-mannered. The contestants are usually chosen through national pageants in countries across the world, although some countries refuse to participate due to cost or local customs. Over the history of the Miss Universe pageant, the United States has taken the most titles (7), followed Venezuela (6), Puerto Rico (5), and Sweden (3).moreless
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    Poker After Dark

    Poker After Dark

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    Professional poker players such as Phil Hellmuth, Mike Matusow and Annie Duke compete against others in a game of No Limit Texas hold 'em on a nightly basis in this heated show until only one player is left holding the cards and the winner take the prize of $120,000. Shana Haitt hosts the series for seasons 1 & 2. Marianela Pereyra hosts the series for season 3. Leeann Tweeden currently hosts the series.moreless
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    The Million Second Quiz

    The Million Second Quiz

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    School Pride

    School Pride

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    When America's public schools are out for a routine inspection hosts Tom Stroup, Kym Whitley, Jacob Soboroff, and Susie Castillo are out to give a makeover. School Pride features a cast of spirit team members who work together to turn around some of America's trashiest public schools. Since it's no secret that high scores stem from a healthy school environment, the Spirit team is out to test for the truth. The team works together to clean up schools and share the comments of happy children, teachers, and parents based on the transformations.moreless
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    I Can Do That

    I Can Do That

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    Contestants travel the country competing in challenges in this NBC reality competition series.
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    Food Fighters

    Food Fighters

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    In this cooking competition gameshow, home cooks compete against five professional chefs to create dishes using their homemade recipes. Each victory over a professional chef gains the contestant a large cash prizes that keep raising in value. Hosted by Adam Richman ("Man v. Food"), Food Fighters is set to premiere on July 22nd, 2014.moreless
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    Breakthrough with Tony Robbins

    Breakthrough with Tony Robbins

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    Self-help guru Tony Robbins is coming to NBC. This reality series is set to be a transformational-style program in the tradition of The Biggest Loser.
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    It's Worth What?

    It's Worth What?

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    Cedric the Entertainer hosts this show where contestants are go through a number of challenges where they try to find the value of items found houses across America to win a $1 million prize.moreless
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    I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!

    I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!

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    ABC took 10 former Hollywood "big shots" and put them in the Australian Rain forest. Together, with host John Lehr, these celebrities have to battle it out in competition to be the King/Queen of the Jungle, celebrity style, of course. An updated version is currently on NBC taking 11 celebrities and placing them into the Costa Rica jungle. The celebrities compete for their charities and one will be crowned king/queen of the jungle.moreless
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    Whodunnit?

    Whodunnit?

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    Three contestants competed in this short lived prime time game show. First, a mystery was presented in two acts. If by after the 2nd act a contestant locks in a suspect & is correct, that player wins $10,000. Then the interrogation round begins as experts questions the witnesses. Then the contestants can lock in a suspect for $5,000. The suspect is revealed & payoffs are paid. If you're wrong, your consolation prize was a color tv. NBC wouldn't try another prime time game show until (pardon the pun) 21 years later with Twenty-One with Maury Povich.moreless
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    Fear Factor

    Fear Factor

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    "Imagine a world where your greatest fears become reality." In each pulse-racing "Fear Factor" episode, contestants recruited across the country battle in extreme stunts. These stunts are designed to challenge the contestants both physically and mentally. If a player is too afraid to complete or fails a stunt, the player is eliminated. If they succeed, they are one step closer to the grand prize: $50,000.moreless
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    Losing It with Jillian

    Losing It with Jillian

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    Losing it with Jillian is a reality weight-loss show on NBC hosted by Jillian Michaels, a personal trainer on NBC's other popular show, The Biggest Loser. An expert on good exercising practices, eating right, and staying healthy, Jillian Michaels has made it her goal to help Americans who are fighting obesity across the country. In each episode, she moves into a family's house for one week, with the goal of giving them good nutrition and working out practices for the rest of their lives. When she moves in to her new host's house, Jillian first observes their eating schedules and daily life. Then, she pushes them to buy healthier foods and starts training with them in a local gym. Jillian excels at pushing people to their physical and emotional limits, but she does so with a big heart and a desire to truly help them be their best. Jillian also works one-on-one with each member of the family to find out what is holding them back from reaching for their dreams. Her presence often leads to tension and conflict for the host family, but the eventual outcome is always worth the pain. After her one week is up, Jillian leaves the family, but she leaves them with the skills necessary to continue on their new healthy journey without her. Jillian will often visit the family again after a period of time to see how far they have come toward their weight loss goals.moreless
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    Celebrity Family Feud

    Celebrity Family Feud

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    This new incarnation of the classic television game shows sees celebrities competing with their real families and their TV families to win cash prizes for their favorite charities. Al Roker hosts this NBC series.moreless