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Front Page Challenge

★★★★

Front Page Challenge Front Page Challenge was a long-running weekly news quiz show on CBC. Three regular panelists were joined by a guest panelist every week, and generally two guests were quizzed by the panelists for their identity or the identity of the news story they have been involved with, and then interviewed. A daytime version hosted by Fred Davis aired with the ...

AkaDaytime Challenge
Original Airdates1957-1995
TypeSeries

Game On!

★★

Game On! Global TV's hit sports trivia game show which came on immediately after NFL football every Sunday.

Original Airdates1999
TypeSeries

Going Places

★★★½

Going Places was a travel quiz show in which contestants competed for fabulous trips to world-wide destinations of their choice and an array of other prizes. In the game, two couples played for travel miles, but only the winning couple got the mileage. At the end of the show, they could triple their mileage on a final question. The program started ai ...

Original Airdates1973-1980
TypeSeries

Guess What?

★★★½

Guess What? Guess What? was a CTV game show featuring two families competing in general knowledge trivia. As each question was asked, a large board on the set lit up with six possible answers. The first correct answer gained the maximum number of points. With each incorrect guess, the point value of a correct answer decreased, and the question moved over to the oth ...

Original Airdates1983-1987
TypeSeries

Guilty or Not Guilty

In this thirty minute panel game show for Sunday afternoons, lawyer Duncan Crux presented a case to a jury, which also saw a version of the trial acted out before it. They jury and the viewers then had the opportunity to make a verdict and compare theirs to the actual verdict in the case.

Original Airdates1958-1959
TypeSeries

He Knows, She Knows

★★★★★

He Knows, She Knows was one of the last of a long line of CTV-produced gameshows. It aired for one season running at various times Monday through Friday. The program was a husband-wife compatibility test in which Edmonton-born Mike Darrow dispensed cash prizes.

Original Airdates1974-1975
TypeSeries

Headline Hunters

★★★★

Headline Hunters was a Canadian game show on CTV. The idea of the game was for contestants to identify a newsmaker or event from clues given in the form of headlines. During the final broadcast, host Jim Perry applauded the long-running show for promoting news literacy.

Original Airdates1972-1983
TypeSeries

It's a Match

★★★★★

It's a Match was a game show produced in Toronto by Dan Enright for Columbia-Screen Gems and hosted by Jack Barry. The game show was an early version of Barry and Enright's popular The Joker's Wild, during the time Barry and Enright were "exiled" from game shows in the U.S. following the quiz show scandal of the 1950's. The series was syndicated on a nu ...

Original Airdates1966
TypeSeries

It's Your Choice

A television adaptation of the parlour game, "Dictionary," It's Your Choice featured Juliette and Don McGill as regular team captains and Bill Lawrence and the moderator. Each team tried to trick the other about the real definition of an obscure word. Unlike many such game shows on CTV or on private networks in the United States, the CBC show did not in ...

Original Airdates1976-1977
TypeSeries

It's Your Move

★★★★

It's Your Move It's Your Move was played before a live studio audience, and spiced the familiar game of charades by adding a time factor, in auction form. The two competing teams bid for the opportunity to enact - and, hopefully, to guess - an unknown phrase. The team offering the lower bid was awarded the floor, and one member acted out the charade while the other te ...

Original Airdates1964-1967; 1974-1979
TypeSeries

Joke's On Us, The

★★★★

Joke's On Us, The This game show from Global Television had Monty Hall telling a joke without the punchline. A panel of 4 comedians would each give their individual punchlines and the contestants would try to guess the correct punchline for points.

Original Airdates1983-1984
TypeSeries

Just For Fun

★★★★★

A game show for grade seven students, Just For Fun combined a quiz on general knowledge with competitions that involved stunts, such as balancing brooms, twirling hula hoops, blowing bubble gum, or bobbing for apples. The show gained its reputation for fun rather than competition when it turned out that the hostess did not always know the answers. ...

Original Airdates1975-1976
TypeSeries

Just Like Mom

★★★★

Just Like Mom Just Like Mom was a game show built on a child-mother relationship. Viewers wrote in requesting the opportunity to participate from all parts of Canada. Producer Paul Burford said that the source of the request was usually the child. The show was originally hosted by Stephen Young and Catherine Swing. Executive producer Fergie Olver later took over host ...

Original Airdates1980-1987
TypeSeries

Line 'Em Up

In this CTV game show, players lined up sets of pictures on a giant "one-armed bandit." Line 'Em Up was one of several Canadian game shows created by American Dan Enright, produced by Screen Gems. Although popular enough to be CTV's top afternoon game show, the program was not renewed for a second season. It was replaced in the schedule by The Burns and ...

Original Airdates1962-1963
TypeSeries

Live a Borrowed Life

★★

In this CBC quiz style show, three contestants appeared representing a well-known person. By asking questions, the panelists had to figure out who the contestant represented. During the summer of 1960, the program went on the road, and the CBC produced programs in Halifax, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Vancouver, and Montreal. As well, in the 1961-62 season, t ...

Original Airdates1959-1962
TypeSeries

Love Handles

★★★★½

Love Handles Love Handles aired on Global TV weekday mornings at 11:30 from 1996 to 1998. This made-in-Canada Newlywed Game for the '90s was updated to reflect its era. Not all of the couples were married and not all the couples were opposite-sex.

Original Airdates1996-1998
TypeSeries

Love Me, Love Me Not

★★★★

Love Me, Love Me Not In this game show, two contestants of the same sex compete against each other, facing a panel of three members of the opposite sex. Each game alternates between men "chasing" women and women "chasing" men. The two "eager rivals" compete to capture the whole panel. The winning rival participates in a "Chase Around the Daisy" to chase the winning member o ...

Original Airdates1986-1987
TypeSeries

Mad Dash, The

★★★★½

Mad Dash, The The Mad Dash is a television game show created by Sidney M. Cohen. It first appeared in 1979 on Canada's CTV network and proved to be a family favourite. It featured a huge game board with contestants landing on squares that could reward or penalize their team. The show featured hilarious questions and stunts, making it one of the most memorable gam ...

Original Airdates1979-1981
TypeSeries

Make a Match

A game show produced by CBC Montreal, Make a Match ran every other week, alternating with House Party. It matched a panel of four, composed of a married man, a married woman, a single man, and a single woman, against a group of seven people made up of three married couples and a man or woman in disguise. (Got that?) The panel, after a series of question ...

Original Airdates1954-1955
TypeSeries

Mr and Mrs

★★★½

Mr. & Mrs. was another game show written, produced, and hosted by Roy Ward Dickson. Pre-dating The Newlywed Game, the show tested competing couples' knowledge about each other. The show lasted for 780 episodes on the CTV network, though Dickson's British version of the show lasted 21 years. The Canadian version was produced out of CFTO-TV in Toronto. ...

AkaMr. & Mrs.
Original Airdates1965-1968
TypeSeries

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