"I've Got a Secret" debuted on the heels of the successful "What's My Line?" Though "Secret" had somewhat similar rules, there were other elements that gave the show its own distinctive ... See full summary »
Classic game show in which a person of some notoriety and two impostors try to match wits with a panel of four celebrities. The object of the game is to try to fool the celebrities into ... See full summary »
In this five-day-a-week update of the 1950-1967 game show, four celebrity panelists tried to determine through questioning the occupation and/or related secret of the contestant. The panelists could only ask questions that could be answered yes, no or similar answer, with the contestant winning $5 per "no" answer (at least in the early years, this method of scoring was dropped after Larry Blyden became moderator). The game ended either upon 10 "no" answers, a panelist correctly guessing the player's secret or at the discretion of the moderator. The contestant often demonstrated his skill or product, though on many occasions the panelists were invited to try out the skill. During the final segment of the day, the panelists (now blindfolded) tried to determine the identity of a mystery guest who, as before, disguised his voice in an attempt to avoid being identified. On occassion, a new segment, "Who's Who?" required the panelists to correctly match occupations with four audience ... Written by
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AGREED!!!! I too, grew up watching this version of What's My Line? I was too young to stay up and watch the network version, but this version came on during regular prime time and I enjoyed it a lot more. I wish that GSN could expand and add "Classic GSN" or a "GSN-2" with nothing but the game shows from that era of the sixties and seventies when you could enjoy a game show. I cannot understand how poker or blackjack actually qualify as a game show....sure they're games people play, but a game show is unique in how it comes about....BRING THESE SHOWS BACK!!! RELEASE THEM ON DVD SOON!!!! Decent television deserves to be shown to a new audience that can appreciate these types of shows the way we did when we were either kids or young adults. And since it's been a number of years since many of them aired, it would be great to have the saying "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN" apply with a show like this one.
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