Four Game Show Proposals
It’s the game of famous names!
It’s a Dilemma!
Yes, no or depends? What’s your answer?
The Now You See It!/All-Star Blitz Hour
My first attempt at a 60-minute hybrid game show.
A tag-team version of the popular rebus game.
I am not the only budding game show creator on the Web. Here are some others whose ideas, like mine, vary in quality:
- Jay Anton has some not-entirely-original game show ideas, including one with a sports theme.
- Ryan T. Bugaj has a few somewhat original ideas for game shows, including TV versions of Outburst and You Don’t Know Jack.
- Matt Kaiser has no proposals, but he does have a detailed list of game show pilots, many of which never became series. The game descriptions are well written and most of the pictures are good, but the text is ill formatted.
- Mike Burger’s Pilot Light also has information on game show pilots, many of which are not covered by Kaiser.
- Mandel Ilagan has a list of what he believes are the essential elements of a game show that people will want to play and watch on TV.
I wish to devise an original game show suitable for Cartoon Network, likely in the vein of Space Ghost: Coast to Coast. Cartoon Network is one of the few general-entertainment cable channels that has not had a game show as such (Dave Mackey may be able to help here). It should include these elements:
How would such a game be played? Would it be a trivia game, a word-puzzle game, or some other kind? Would it be played by children, adults or families? Feel free to offer suggestions.
- Real-time animation done with computers
- Host is a cartoon human (prefer female), either a classic character or an original, but contestants are live action
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