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    Superstars of Dance

    Superstars of Dance

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    NBC (ended 2008)
    Producers Nigel Lythgoe and Simon Fuller are set to offer up this competition series in early 2009. Host Michael Flatley of the Lord of the Dance will host this program which pits accomplished dancers from various traditions around the world against one another. Think So You Think You Can Dance meets the Olympics.moreless
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    I Want To Be a Hilton

    I Want To Be a Hilton

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    NBC (ended 2005)
    Kathy Hilton, onetime actress and mother of Paris, the pampered star of hit reality-sitcom The Simple Life, will star in a new reality-competition series called I Want To Be a Hilton. The new series, to be co-produced by major reality-TV production house Endemol USA and the Hiltons (Kathy and hubby Rick), reverses the premise of The Simple Life, as 14 young contestants are taught by Kathy how to fit into high society while they vie for the chance at winning at $200,000 trust fund, a new apartment, wardrobe and the opportunity to live like a Hilton for a year. Each week Hilton eliminates those who can't cut it in the high society lifestyle.moreless
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    Miss Universe

    Miss Universe

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    NBC
    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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    School Pride

    School Pride

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    NBC (ended 2010)
    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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    Poker After Dark

    Poker After Dark

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    NBC
    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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    Hollywood Squares, The (1966)

    Hollywood Squares, The (1966)

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    NBC
    The Hollywood Squares is a classic 1966 game show that mixes trivia with the classic strategy game, tic-tac-toe. Two contestants go head-to-head to try to get three Xs or Os in a row on a giant tic-tac-toe board. But it's not as easy as it sounds. Each space on the giant board contains a celebrity, who answers a trivia question whenever a contestant tries to win their space. The celebrity may know the answer to the trivia question, or they may make something up. The contestant has to decide whether the celebrity is answering truthfully or not, and they only get to occupy that space on the board if they choose correctly. The Hollywood Squares offers a chance to see some of Tinsel Town's biggest stars at their least scripted. This inventive game show became known for the unpredictability of the stars, who used the show to exhibit their real selves, without any media exaggeration. The Hollywood Squares featured many celebrities, including Billy Crystal, Vincent Price, Aretha Franklin, Joan Rivers, Eva Gabor, Don Knotts, and many more.moreless
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    Nashville Star

    Nashville Star

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    NBC (ended 2008)
    In this series, NBC (formerly the USA Network) will team up with RCA Record Label to conduct a nationwide talent search for the next great country-music artist. The contest will be televised as part of the new series. The ten lucky finalists will travel to Nashville to compete against each other for a recording contract from one of the 3 RCA country labels. The contestants' personal lives will be chronicled as they perform original material and cover songs and try to avoid elimination from each round.moreless
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    Identity (2007)

    Identity (2007)

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    NBC (ended 2007)
    Join Penn Jillette of the legendary magician/comedian pair Penn & Teller as he hosts this exciting new competition. Contestants must match up the 12 correct identities to 12 total strangers, but they must be careful not to judge a book by its cover because looks can be deceiving! Each correctly identified identity results in an increased cash prize for the contestant, with a grand prize of $500,000 for matching up all 12 identities.moreless
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    Grease: You're the One that I Want

    Grease: You're the One that I Want

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    NBC (ended 2007)
    This new reality series from NBC is hosted by Billy Bush and Denise Van Outen, and judged by David Ian, Jim Jacobs, and Kathleen Marshall. Some of the most powerful music producers in Hollywood are conducting a search for the male and female leads in an upcoming live stage production of Grease: The Musical. This show follows the contestants as they sing and dance in an attempt to become the next Sandy Dumbrowski and Danny Zuko.moreless
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    The Million Second Quiz

    The Million Second Quiz

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    Celebrity Family Feud

    Celebrity Family Feud

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    NBC
    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
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    Scrabble

    Scrabble

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    NBC (ended 1993)
    A six-letter word; it's where you go to read all about your favorite TV shows, including Scrabble. The age-old crossword game that everybody loved to play, but never quite like this, came to television in 1984 for a moderately successful six-year run. Here, contestants used punny and double-entendre clues to fill in words on a gameboard resembling the famous Scrabble game. The format for Scrabble (the TV series) was tweaked several times, but one format lasted longer than others, described below: Crossword Round Two Crossword Rounds were played per show, with two contestants competing at a time. The first game had the returning champion played a challenger, while two new contestants played in the second game. In each Crossword Round, a letter "to build on" is placed in the center "starred" space to begin the game, and host Woolery reads a clue, with the number of letters (five to nine) in the word. Example: A nine-letter word - Drunks hate to see pink ones; bargain shoppers hate white ones. Answer: ELEPHANTS.) A pool of tiles, each representing all the letters in the puzzle plus three stoppers (letters NOT in the puzzle) are placed in the rack between the players. The player chosen to go first draws two tiles from the rack and places them in an electronic reader. The player chooses one and, if the letter was in the word, it was placed in the proper spot (following effects denoting its "search" for the correct position). The player could guess the word or place the other tile in the reader; if he/she still could not guess, then they were allowed to draw two more tiles and play continued. That is, unless he/she chose one of the stoppers, which then passed control to the opponent. If all three stoppers are revealed before the word is guessed, a Speedword format is used, where each of the blanks (save for the last one) are filled in at the rate of one every half-second. The Speedword was also played if time was running short. At least one of the tiles in each word were colored (blue or pink), which provided bonuses for providing a correct answer immediately after filling it in. Those bonuses were $500 for the blue space and $1,000 for a pink space. A player also won the bonuses if he/she buzzed in and guessed immediately after the colored space was filled. After each word is guessed (or sometimes not, if neither player could provide a guess after all but one of the letters were shown), a new word was played, building off a letter in the previous word. The first player to correctly guess three words won $500 and advanced to the Scrabble Sprint Round. Scrabble Sprint Round Here, the winner of the first Crossword Round met the returning champion (or second-round winner, if the champion was defeated). The challenger is timed to the tenth of a second for how long it takes him to guess four words (again, five to nine letters, with shorter ones offered first) correctly. There were no stoppers in these words, and a player could choose from two possible letters in the word. All except the last letter were filled in, and a player offered a guess by hitting the plunger in front of him/her. Penalties were assessed for incorrect guesses (10 seconds) or failing to guess (5 seconds). The champion must then beat the challenger's time, playing the same four words. For either contestant, alternate words were played if they failed to guess or were incorrect. The winner earned $1,000 and advances to the Bonus Sprint Round. Bonus Sprint Round The Bonus Sprint Round was played exactly like the Scrabble Sprint Round, except the player had a fixed 10-second limit to guess two words (one six letters, the other seven). Guessing both words correctly won a jackpot that began at $5,000 and increased by $1,000 for each day it went unclaimed. The champion returns to the next show to face a new challenger. Several other formats were utilized during the run, briefly described thusly: * In the Crossword Round, two new players played. Regular tiles for each word were worth $25, blue ones $50 and pink ones $100, with the money added to a "pot." The winner of three words wins the value of the pot and advanced to the Scrabble Sprint Round to face the returning champion. Each Scrabble Sprint Round win was worth $1,500, with five wins amending his/her winnings to $20,000. A 10th win ammended the winnings to $40,000 and retired the player undefeated. * Later, before the longest-lived format was used, the "pot" was scrapped, and players won $500 and $1,000 bonuses for placing letters on blue and pink tiles. A flat $500 was paid to the Crossword Round winner. Scrabble was known for its highly imaginative clues and its extensive use of sound effects (14, according to several sources). That may have helped draw in viewers, but not so much as the fast-paced gameplay. Scrabble fared fairly well against The Price is Right, but eventually, the show surrendered in the ratings. In 1993, Scrabble returned once again, not in encore reruns (as was the case for Classic Concentration) but in a new, cheaper format. The game rules were the same, but smaller cash awards (a $1,000 base jackpot for Scrabble Sprint Round winners, plus extra money added for guessing words on pink and blue squares) turned off many viewers. It didn't help that demographics had changed and many NBC affiliates chose not to air Scrabble, instead opting for syndicated fare such as The Jerry Springer Show. After Scrabble's successor, Caesar's Challenge was cancelled in January 1994 due to failed ratings, NBC was out of the daytime game show business entirely. Scrabble is a registered trademark now licensed to Hasbro, but the original trademark holder - Selchow-Righter - was acknowledged on each show.moreless
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    Crime & Punishment

    Crime & Punishment

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    NBC (ended 2004)
    "Crime & Punishment" has been described as a cross between a drama and a documentary or "drama-mentary". The series follows a real-life case from the San Diego County District Attorney's office from preparation through trial, presenting the case in a fashion similar to co-creator and executive producer Dick Wolf's "Law & Order" franchisemoreless
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    For Love or Money

    For Love or Money

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    NBC (ended 2004)
    A NBC version of ABC's The Bachelor with fifteen ladies vying for his affections and the secret they'll be forced to keep. This is The Bachelor with a twist. The girl that he picks gets a check for $1 million. The bachelor knows nothing about the money, so there will be plenty of deception and war between the ladies. At the end of each episode, each lady who was removed will go to a secret room, in which there is a folder with a check for each one. They express their feelings as they throw their check in the fire next to them. The season finale came to Paige and Erin fighting for Rob Campos to pick them. By this time, the host, Jordan Murphy Jordan, told Rob about the million dollars but Rob is not allowed to tell the girls that he knows. Rob picks Erin and takes the million dollars. Jordan tell her that she can burn her check and go for two million dollars and a guy. But if the guy doesn't pick her, she gets nothing but a small prize. She takes the gamble and burns her million dollar check. FAQS: Question: When is Season 4 going to start? Answer: It begins July 12, 2004 at 9pm it a two-hour season premiere Question: Are Erin Brodie and Chad Viggiano still together? Answer: Yes! after 3 months they appeared on the Today Show and also : They're getting married!!! NBC announced it. NBC Broadcast History June, 2003 - July, 2003 .... Monday, 9:00pm July, 2003 - September, 2003 .... Monday, 9:00pm June, 2004 - Present .... Monday, 9:00pm Special Presentations September 1, 2003 .... Monday, 9:00pm CTV Broadcast History (Canada) June, 2003 - July 2003 .... Monday, 9:00pm July, 2003 - September 2003 .... Monday 9:00pm June 7th, 2004 .... Monday 9:00pm June 14th, 2004 - Present .... Monday 8:00pmmoreless
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    Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Search

    Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Search

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    NBC (ended 2005)
    NBC joins partner ,i>Sports Illustrated to launch a nation-wide search for the next great swimsuit supermodel with its new unscripted series timed for the launch of the magazine's famed annual Swimsuit Issue.

    During Sports Illustrated's search for an undiscovered model for the popular Swimsuit Issue, the six-episode series will focus on what it takes to become a successful swimsuit model. Twelve selected finalists will live in Los Angeles where they will compete for the chance to appear in the best selling issue of any magazine in the world and win a million-dollar modeling contract from NEXT Model Management.

    The series and competition culminate with the final two contestants who will be flown to an exotic location to shoot a photo spread for Sports Illustrated. No one will know who the winner will be until America votes as part of the series finale in February.

    Charged with the task of whittling down the field of hopeful models is a three-judge panel including former Sports Illustrated model Roshumba Williams, NEXT Model Management President Joel Wilkenfeld and Sports Illustrated swimsuit editor Jule Campbell.

    Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Model Search is produced by Pariah, PB & J Television and Sports Illustrated. Executive producers are Gavin Polone, Patty Ivins, Julie Pizzi, Terry McDonell and Sports Illustrated's Roy S. Johnson. Jessika Borsiczky serves as producer along with co-producer Frank for Pariah.

    In Canada: Wednesdays @ 8:00 PM E/P on Global.

    Theme Song: Duran Duran - Girls On Flimmoreless
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    Clash of the Choirs

    Clash of the Choirs

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    Clash of the Choirs features five artists that each put together their own choir from their hometown. Each group will perform against each other to the voting public to see which choir will come out on top.moreless
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    Blockbusters

    Blockbusters

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    NBC (ended 1987)
    Are two heads really better than one? That's what the early 1980s version of Blockbusters attempted to determine. That's because a solo player was pitted against a family pair (siblings, parent/child, uncle/aunt and nephew/niece, grandparent/grandchild ... anything except husband and wife or other form of couple), with one set of contestants the returning champion(s). The object was to connect both sides of the 5-by-4 board of hexagons through correct answers. The solo player (red) had to connect vertically (at least four blocks), while the family pair (white) went side-to-side (needing to connect at least five blocks). Each hexagon had a letter, which was the first letter in the answer to a question host Cullen read. For example, if a player chose "B," the question might be – "What 'B' is a male amphibian or Jerimiah in the Three Dog Night song 'Joy to the World'?" Answer – Bullfrog). Anyone could buzz in and answer, with a correct answer gave the player/team the box and a wrong answer allowing the opponent(s) to answer. If nobody answered correctly, another question whose answer began with that same letter is asked. Players always tried to block the opponent's progress at all times (requiring them to work their way around and answer more than the minimum number of questions needed to win); often, players chose a box that could help them but not do their opponent's a bit of good. Each game in the best-of-three match was worth $500, with two games winning the match and a trip to the Gold Run bonus round. In the Gold Run, the player (or one member of the family team) had 60 seconds to connect the left to right sides of the board by answering Blockbusters-style questions. Each block represented a single letter or (much more often) an acronym (e.g., "YP" could lead to the question, "Telephone directory containing business listings and advertisements." Answer: Yellow Pages). Passing on a question or giving an incorrect answer caused that box to turn black, and the player had to work their way around it. The player/team won $5,000 for making a connection, but if they were unsuccessful, they earned $100 for every question they had right; and yes, Cullen was kind enough to provide the answers to those questions that were missed. (Note: If the player gets blocked out, he/she he/she could still continue and try to build up the consolation prize of $100 for every correct answer. Also, early in the 1980-1982 run, a player/team played the Gold Run after every game won for $2,500 the first time and $5,000 the second time.) Teams competed until defeated or winning 10 games; thus $60,000 was possible (achieved by several players/teams). On August 31, 1981, the 10-game limit was upped to 20 and successful contestants were invited back to compete for more cash; more than once, the $120,000 maximum was achieved. Oh, did two heads really prove better than one? On the last show, Cullen let us know – not really, since about half of the champions were solo players and the other half were the family pair. But it was an interesting concept and a fun game to watch. Nearly five years after the original Blockbusters left NBC, a new version appeared. While the major rules were similar, two solo players competed in the best-of-three affair (now hosted by Bill Rafferty). The champion (white) had to connect side-to-side and the challenger (red) went top-to-bottom in game 1, with both players switching in game 2. If a tie-breaker game was needed, the board was reduced to a 4-by-4 grid, with neither player having an advantage (white still went from side-to-side, red still went top-to-bottom). Games were worth $100 each instead of $500, and champions played the Gold Run as before (except that later in the run if the bonus game isn't won, the $5,000 bonus is increased by that much for every playing until claimed, but is reset to $5,000 if a new champion is crowned). Blockbusters is currently airing on weekday mornings at 9am on GSN.moreless
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    Momma's Boys

    Momma's Boys

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    Ryan Seacrest produces this NBC reality project featuring mothers in search of mates for their eligible bachelor sons.
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    Food Fighters

    Food Fighters

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    NBC (Returning July 2, 2015)
    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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    Name That Tune (1977)

    Name That Tune (1977)

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    NBC (ended 1977)
    The daytime version of the nighttime syndicated hit. Tom Kennedy hosted with Kathie Lee Johnson (Gifford) as singer with Tommy Oliver & the Orchestra. Two contestants competed for cash & prizes. Games played were Melody Roulette, Build-A-Tune (exclusively for this version) & Bid-A-Note. The contestant who won the most points, played the Golden Medley. The player had to identify 7 songs in 30 seconds to win a prize package + come back the next day to play the Mystery Tune. The Mystery tune was played the same way as the syndicated version, except the grand prize was a flat $25,000. This version on NBC lasted only six months.moreless
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