Game Show Channel

Approval Rate: 85%

85%Approval ratio

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    Mon Jul 19 2010

    I have never seen it, and I hope to God I never do. TV game shows are what they use for entertainment in Hell.

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    Fri Jul 16 2010

    I don't normally get this channel in my current package, but it will occasionally be thrown in for about 2 or 3 weeks for the sole purpose of nothing more than "teasing" viewers to buy extra channels. But I welcome it when it does come on, as it gives (for a little while, anyway) something a little different to watch. They have a lot of the classics, like "$25,000 Pyramid", "Press Your Luck", and old "Wheel of Fortune" episodes in which Vanna White still turned the letters by hand, placing me back in time with a taste of nostalgic memories of when I was younger. But I don't become too attached, so that when they take it away, it is very easy to shrug it off, and be happy with the programming I have.

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    Sat Aug 02 2008

    I used to love this channel but they have gotten largely away from showing the classic game shows.

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    Sat Mar 15 2008

    With my interest in classic gameshows re-ignited after lying dormant for a while, I seem to have not had a better time to do so as GSN has risen from the ashes of the "dark period" from years ago to a reasonably good schedule. There are many classics airing daily like Wheel of Fortune, Super Password, Blockbusters, Tic Tac Dough and more. Also, on the weekend, there is Body Language, Card Sharks, Child's Play and more. Sure, I don't really care about their original productions and I have no interest in their poker, but I realize that's part of their profit margin. And, yes, I would love to see classic The Price is Right, Scrabble, Classic Concentration, Name That Tune and more, but hey--any TV network could get better and GSN (unlike TV Land) still believes in some dynamic and fluid schedule changes that aren't extraordinarily drastic.

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    Fri Nov 10 2006

    Love Match Game and many of the old shows. On Christmas Day last year, they had 5 hours of a Betty White Christmas, which was excellent. I loved seeing her on What's My Line many years ago in black and white, then with her husband, Allen on Password, and many other shows. Hope they do that again this year.

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    Mon Oct 16 2006

    Love this network. I love watching the older game shows...check out the clothes and hairdos...

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    Mon Apr 03 2006

    another channel, like discovery channel and tlc, that has gone way downhill in recent years.

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    Thu Feb 02 2006

    I could watch this channel all did, and I actually use too. I am a game show junky, so I am biased, but I couldn't get enough of the old Match Game stuff, the old Family Fued shows, Inquizition, Joker, Joker, Joker, and others I can't remember. However, this is before the network changed entirely, so I don't how GSN compares to the Game Show Network. I also relied on the Game Show Network to show classic stuff. GSN seems a lot more modern now.

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    Wed Jan 18 2006

    This can be a good channel if they fixed it up a bit. They need to play different shows instead of the same ones all the time. I like to watch vintage game shows to find out what kind of cars they gave out as prizes back then. I seen a couple of old Pontiac Firebirds from the 1970's on Lets Make a Deal.

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    Mon Oct 17 2005

    Booooring. Enough is enough already. Really, how many morons can you watch?

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    Thu Oct 13 2005

    Game Show Network, as it was once known, was great back when it used to run old game shows, the Goodson-Todman collection. Now, all it runs is crap at night. And the black & white classics are relegated to the wee hours of the morning. Bring back the classics!!!

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    Fri Sep 09 2005

    A great channel to have. I agree with the other poster that there is no need to put on any poker or douge ball, but able to see the classic show like cards sharks and match game should be their main focus.

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    Wed Sep 07 2005

    Shortly after Game Show Network was added to our local cable TV service, the network immediately became part of my regular viewing hours. For the first time since USA Network, I had hours of classic game show reruns for my daily enjoyment. Back then there were shows produced specially for the network, such as As Seen On and Inquizition, but such shows never dominated the network's schedule. As the years went by, Game Show Network presented more original game shows to the schedule alongside new additions such as Press Your Luck, another show I enjoyed on the USA Network. Whammy and Lingo were enjoyable, Friend or Foe showed us the worst in people, and Cram seemed out of place on a network dedicated to game shows. Speaking of dedicated, that word would no longer apply as Game Show Network continued to focus less on the classic shows spanning much of the history of television. Every once in a while shows such as Hot Potato, Bullseye, and the pilot Lets Make A Deal would appear, but the fo... Read more

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    Fri May 06 2005

    Used to be a good channel, but lately all they show is game shows with difficult to follow rules. Still all in all fun to watch

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    Wed Dec 22 2004

    Some of their new shows are ok especially Whammy but it is hard to get excited about old game shows. The only one I really like is Greed, I liked that show and was disappointed when Fox took it off.

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    Sat Oct 09 2004

    I love the game show channel. But honestly, it cant be that hard to get licenses from different shows to get more stuff on here.

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    Tue Sep 28 2004

    what happened to this channel?

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    Sun Jul 25 2004

    I used to have this when I had Digital Cable, but the channel has gone downhill even before I dropped it. I've heard they have dodgeball and poker now. Poker is on about 3 or 4 other channels, why on GSN?

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    Mon May 17 2004

    This network went down the toilet when they stopped airing Jeopardy! episodes older than 1997. Now today, we get stupid card games and interactive series. And even worse are GSN's original shows like Fake-A-Date and Kenny vs Spenny. My how far GSN has fallen.

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    Sat Apr 03 2004

    Fun and entertaining. Features a wide variety of different game shows.

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    Thu Oct 30 2003

    I love watching those old games shows. Particularly Match Game and The Newlywed Game. The sexist comments and groovy fashions are a testament to the seventies. I view these shows as historical documents.

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    Tue Apr 29 2003

    Five years ago when I first discovered this network, I would have given it 5 stars. Sadly this has changed. Now the majority of the shows that they are airing is their original programming and the old game shows that DO air are the same ones that they air over and over again. Match Game is a perfect example. They literally show this at least 6 times a day. I can only take so much of it. This network had a LOT of promise, but now it has gone down the drain, thanks to those meddling kids that don't like "those moldy game shows"(my cousin's opinion). Go watch your MTV, kiddies.

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    Sun Apr 20 2003

    Match Game!

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    Sat Mar 22 2003

    I finally got this channel! I watch it more than any other one. The only negative thing I can say about it is: recently they had a Gong Show "marathon" but it was only 6 episodes repeated. Still a great network.

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    Tue Feb 18 2003

    I loved this channel when it mainly showed classic game shows,but I rarely watch it anymore.Too much of their horrible new shows!Ugh! I watch MATCH GAME,FAMILY FEUD,and other classsics on there.I just wish the classics were given priority.

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    Sun Feb 09 2003

    I like a lot of their original games along with most of the classics! You can't beat Match Game!

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    Thu Jan 23 2003

    It's funny to watch what the contestants wore in the 70s, other than that, I don't watch it regularly

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    Thu Nov 28 2002

    Complete waste of a channel if you ask me. Who wants to watch old game shows and see people with bad hair and ugly get-ups?

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    Sun Jul 28 2002

    Price is Right, Family Feud, Jeperdy, Wheel of Fortune, Card Sharks are all great game shows. i really love game shows and game show networks

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    Fri Dec 14 2001

    I don't like watching game shows. I'd rather be the one winning all that money and those prizes.

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    Wed May 30 2001

    If it weren't for Family Feud and Match Game, I never would have discovered this network. As long as they keep those two, along with the rest of the Goodson-Todman library, this channel will prosper.

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    Thu Apr 05 2001

    Even though I love old game shows, GSN is showing less and less of them. They are attempting to attract younger viewers with their STUPID, INANE original games. Bring back the classics!!!

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    Wed Apr 04 2001

    Corny, cheesy, stupid, wacky, shows....I love it! The Game Show Network came to my house a few monthes ago, but sadly it stayed for only a week. I taped tons of game shows off of it, that I've never even heard of. It's like $30.00 a month for this show. I wouldn't pay it, but I would if it was $3.00 a motn.

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    Sat Nov 25 2000

    I love Inquizition, Card Sharks, Jokers Wild and the Celebrity editions of shows. I hate the old game shows though.

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    Thu Oct 19 2000

    The only network to air Match Game. This alone gives it a 5 star rating. I wish they would stop shoving their silly original shows down our throats and start showing more old shows from the 50's and 60's.

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    Mon Jun 05 2000

    Excellent if for no other reason than "Match Game '7_". Out loud funny even now. Long live Gene Rayburn in reruns! Also really enjoy the Sunday night black and white shows.

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    Sun Feb 13 2000

    I want them to show more old black and white shows.

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    Sat Jan 22 2000

    I watch this channel every day -- great way to forget your troubles.

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    Sat Jan 22 2000

    I do not have the is cagnnael, but I have seen it and it is fun to watch - all tose shows from when I was a kid staying home from school with an 'upset stomach'.