10 Longest Running Game Shows on Television

Television has become an erstwhile element of our life. Who would have thought that TV could well take the baton of being an essential part of human life back when it was invented? Well, the era of TV is dawning upon us.

There are multiple shows and operas that make TV such entertaining. The sitcoms, reality shows and game shows are the few that garner the TRP magnet. With many game shows coming up thick and fast in the TV era, only a few have lasted long.

It’s a testament to the quality of the show that few have lasted long enough. We’d look to catch a sight of 10 such longest running game shows in our post today. Go follow the trail, the prize of the game show awaits you.

10) To Tell the Truth

To Tell the Truth

  • The original version of the show aired from 1956 to 1968 and had 12 seasons. However, it has been recreated and aired over 25 seasons till date.
  • The show featured contestants and imposters sworn truth and lies. The wrong guess from panelists would mean the win for the contestants.

9) Let’s Make a Deal

Let’s Make a Deal

  • The show was aired from 1977 and has over 13 seasons till date. The show featured more than 3000 episodes.
  • The show was a game of luck and intuition where the audience had to offer deals and weigh the values of products on the offering.

8) Hollywood Squares

Hollywood Squares

  • This show featured a game of tic-tac-toe and was aired from 1966 to 1980.
  • The contestants had the opportunity to play against the celebrities. The show was a laugh riot combined with a game.
  • The show aired for 14 seasons and had more than 3500 episodes.

7) I’ve Got a Secret

I’ve Got a Secret

  • This specific show featured celebrities guessing the secret of the contestants. The show was aired from 1952 to 1967.
  • -The show was revived again in the 70’s and new millennium.
  • The show ran for 15 seasons and had more than 350 episodes.

6) Concentration


  • The show had a 33-year run cycle having been started in 1958. The show lasted till 1991 and aired around 4000 episodes.
  • The show awards prizes to the winners on the basis of puzzle solving.
  • It was based on children’s memory games.

5) Truth or Consequences

Truth or Consequences

  • The show first featured on the radio. However, it was adapted for the TV later on.
  • The show ran from 1950 to the 80’s and had more than 24 seasons.
  • The game featured a quiz competition where the contestants had to answer tricky and obscure questions.
  • The show was revived later in the late 80’s but the charm had been lost.

4) What’s My Line

What’s My Line

  • The show was quite a hit when it aired first in 1950. The show ran till 1967.
  • The show was revived back again after the 70’s.
  • The show had a unique content where the panelists were given a task of guessing the occupation of the contestants by asking an interrogative ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ question.
  • The show had more than 2000 episodes and was spread over 25 seasons.

3) Jeopardy


  • This show was a kind of quiz show with questions mounted over general knowledge.
  • The show was originally aired from 1964 to 1975. The show later had a revamp and the new version was aired from 1978 to 1979.
  • The show had 7000 episodes over 31 seasons.

2) Wheel of Fortune

Wheel of Fortune

  • The show featured theconcept of solving puzzles. The puzzles were solved in Hangman.
  • The show was a hugely popular over the globe and had more than 6000 episodes.
  • The show aired for 32 seasons from the start in 1975.

1) Price is Right

Price is Right

  • The show was aired originally inHowever, the reincarnated show aired from 1972.
  • The show featured around identifying the price of the products.
  • The show has had more than 8000 episodes till date with more than 42 seasons aired on TV.
  • The prize money of the show was a real lure to the participants and audience.

So, off we reach to the end of the post. We hope the post intrigued you. It’s always nice to learn about the game shows, after all, the prize is at stake, isn’t it?

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