BUZZER to Host Special Salute to 75th Anniversary of the Television Game Show on July 1st
On July 1st, 1941 the television landscape forever changed when the first TV game show hit the airwaves. Truth or Consequences aired as a one-time experiment on New York station WNBT. The show then did not appear on TV again until 1950, but the mark it left on the viewing audience paved the way for establishing a permanent presence for game shows on broadcast television.
The broadcast of Truth or Consequences inspired nearly eight decades of game show drama, excitement and entertainment. Since its first broadcast, game shows have become a universally embraced form of entertainment throughout the globe.
BUZZR will be celebrating this historic day with a special programming marathon showcasing the game show magic of What’s My Line, I’ve Got A Secret and To Tell the Truth from the 50’s and 60’s. The episodes will be aired in chronological order for 24 hours beginning at 6:00 AM ET on July 1st.
BUZZR Celebrates 75 Years of Game Shows
This unique programming initiative is one of the many ways that BUZZR is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the television Game Show genre throughout 2016. The first game show to air on broadcast television was Truth or Consequences in 1941. Since then, game shows have become a tried and true form of entertainment throughout the globe, with BUZZR being the one place that fans can experience the most comprehensive look at this entertaining 75-year history.
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BUZZR, a digital multicast network from FremantleMedia North America, is a time capsule – re-airing and reimagining vintage game shows to be culturally relevant today and bringing them to a new multi-screen audience. FremantleMedia has unlocked the vault on six decades of vintage game shows, many only seen once and then shelved. Iconic titles that were featured when the channel launched include Family Feud, featuring hosts Richard Dawson, Ray Combs, Louis Anderson, Richard Karn and John O’Hurley; Let’s Make a Deal, featuring host Monty Hall; as well as famed titles To Tell the Truth, Password, Match Game, Beat the Clock, What’s My Line, Blockbusters and Card Sharks. Curated for fun, BUZZER celebrates the hilarity and excitement that the game show genre has provided for generations. That emotional connection is timeless and the games look and feel are retro-cool. On TV, these game shows and so many more have been seen in primetime for the first time.