Definition of game show in English:

game show


  • A television programme in which people compete to win prizes.

    [as modifier] ‘game show contestants’
    ‘a game show host’
    • ‘Visit your local library or music store and collect music from television programs, game shows, and movies.’
    • ‘Inside there are cups of tea on the dining room table and the sounds of a game show from a television.’
    • ‘Indeed, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire is not just a game show but a dumbed-down game show.’
    • ‘Over the summer months Brenda hosted a television game show, Get Flirting, that she devised herself.’
    • ‘Daytime television, when not featuring soap operas or game shows, is about embarrassing yourself and your family and friends in public.’
    • ‘Japanese TV programmes, which subject contestants in game shows to gruesome and painful experiences in front of their audiences, are a growth industry.’
    • ‘In this view, networks, from the beginning of television time, should have programmed lots of prime-time game shows.’
    • ‘Then I jumped up and down in front of the sensor, waving my arms in the air, like someone who had just won a week in Ibiza on a television game show.’
    • ‘In most game shows, the prize is a trip to Hawaii, a million dollars, or a new television.’
    • ‘I know over the 43 years that I've been on television, game shows have been like the stock market.’
    • ‘The venture is working on a sitcom as well as game shows and general entertainment shows.’
    • ‘I was directing a game show on CBS and had health coverage but no life insurance.’
    • ‘In studio-based game shows, for example, the studio director controls the multiple in-studio cameras and camera-operators.’
    • ‘Also, why do modern game shows have to explain the rules of the game every two minutes?’
    • ‘The prime time slots serve up a steady diet of game shows and quiz shows, garnished with leggy models in skimpy clothes.’
    • ‘It would also have music and game shows as also news bulletins in Telugu and Urdu while plans are in the offing to have news in English too.’
    • ‘According to reports in the Chinese media, even the hugely popular local soap operas and game shows have had to give way to extended coverage of the Games.’
    • ‘Three-To-One was one of those lively dating game shows where contestants try to make a love match in the midst of an unusual group date.’
    • ‘There's a game show on television in North America in which contestants answer questions to win cash.’
    • ‘I am interested in finding out how to get a list of television game shows airing between the years 1998-2002.’


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