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This is a list of the popular game shows introduced during the 90s. Clearly, "Who Wants to be A Millionaire" has made the late 90s into the decade of the game show. Never before has a game show captured such high prime time ratings.

  • Blind Date
    Real World marries the Dating Game. It's the saga of 20 somethings going on a date and finding out what happens when people "get real" with a camera following them.

  • The Challengers
    The Challengers was hosted and produced by Dick Clark it was about news events

  • Change of Heart
    A show where a couple decides to go with other people and then they decide at the end of the show either to stay together or have a change of heart(hence the title).

  • Don't Forget Your Toothbrush
    Chris Evans game show which appeared on Channel 4 on Fridays or was it a Saturday ? The contestents had to go through various games in order to win a holiday (hence dont forget your toothbrush as the title..) . What made it even better was the Jules Holland band ......screened about 1993. Revamped for American audiences in 2000

  • Family Feud
    Family Feud has been revived in a big way, Louie Anderson is the new host, but the format is still the same, in which families try to answer questions based on 100 people surveys.

  • Greed
    5 groupmates trying to win $2 mil answering multiple choice questions. They also encounter terminators.T erminators give the challenger $10,000 win or lose and the winner the losers share of the pie.

  • Pictionary
    Alan Thicke hosted this TV show version of the board game. Celebrities and contestants broke off into two teams and tried to guess pictures drawn. I used to love this show until it got canceled.

  • Shop Till You Drop
    Contestants, consisting of couples, answered questions or played games to earn points, most points went onto the final round in which they raced through the mall exchanging gifts, still runs on the PAX network.

  • Singled Out
    This was shown on MTV, and starred Jenny Mcarthy. Had people competing to win a date with a guy/girl. After Jenny left, Carmen Electra joined the cast.

  • Studs
    All time best 20-something dating game.

  • Super Jeopardy!
    Host: Alex Trebek Brodcast Years: 1990 (13 weeks) Brodcast Station: ABC This is the Big Money Version of Jeopardy! In this version, the biggest cash prize is $250,000. Point values were 200-1000 and 500-2500. There were 4 contestants. Daily Doubles and Final Jeopardy! were the same.

  • Super Market Sweep
    In a super market, guess certain things and at the end run and get a list of things thru the store.

  • Supermarket Sweep
    Contestants answer supermarket related questions to gain time in which they use in a timed run of the supermarket to grab the highest total dollar amount of items.

  • Trivial Pursuit
    Just like the game. Three contestants played the game which was up on the side of the wall. At the end, you were asked a question for the grand prizes.

  • What Would You Do?
    This was the game show hosted by Mark Summers and people would have to perform different tasks. At the end of the show, they had an index card taped to their head and they didn't see what was written on it. Mark's assistant, Robin, placed these on their heads and assisted them in whatever they needed help in to do what the card said. There was also a gigantic pie they would have to slide in to occasionally as well as a seat they would sit in that threw pies at them by itself!

  • Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
    In 1998, WWTBAM premeired in Britian. Chris Tarrant was the host. Now in America, Regis was the "Mr. Millionaire". It seems that America's show is better, because already there are 3 million dollar winners. WWTBAM just had it's 100th show, and had it's TOC on May 21.

  • Win Ben Stein's Money
    Contestants answer questions to gain money with which the player with the highest amount goes against Ben Stein in a 10 question challenge for $5000.

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