A long-running quiz show hosted by TV veteran Jack Barry, and later by Bill Cullen. In this show, contestants would have to answer questions on a wide variety of topics, with the prize ...
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Updated version of the 1969-1974 NBC game show. Three contestants competed to answer trivia questions, with scoring in dollars. The game was interrupted at certain intervals for Instant ... See full summary »
Revival of the classic NBC game show where two contestants, one a returning champion, faced a computer-generated board of 25 squares. Game play was the same as before: Each contestant ... See full summary »
Contestants were asked questions about how 100 people answered a poll question then played a card game where they tried to guess whether the next card drawn from a deck in a sequence would be higher or lower.
A long-running quiz show hosted by TV veteran Jack Barry, and later by Bill Cullen. In this show, contestants would have to answer questions on a wide variety of topics, with the prize money determined by a slot machine-style device. The winning contestant could then move on to a bonus round, where they would play a slot machine for a chance at even bigger prizes, but with the risk of losing everything. Written by
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CBS was reluctant to let Jack Barry host due to his involvement in the 1950's quiz show scandals. See more »
From Television City in Hollywood, here's the game where Knowledge Is King and Lady Luck Is Queen! It's "The Joker's Wild"! And now, here is the host of our show, JACK BARRY!
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Recently, "The Joker's Wild" got some air time on VH1's "I Love the '70s, Volume II." I'm paraphrasing a bit, but one of the celebrities interviewees said it best: "Why is it that we can create a thousand celebrity reality shows, but we can't remake 'The Joker's Wild'?" Sony owns the rights to the show. If done right, and sticking to the classic format that was a winner (unlike the initial try of the 1990 version), TJW could be another long-running winner. The format is solid, the game itself is interesting (though the questions could be tougher), and there's enough drama in each spin to keep you for the full half hour. I think there's more than enough interest to consider a resurrection.
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