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Gameshow Marathon 

Based on _"Ant & Dec's Gameshow Marathon" (2005)_, a series that aired on ITV in 2005 to commemorate the network's 50th anniversary, "Gameshow Marathon" is a 7-episode game show tournament airing on CBS featuring game shows that have at some point or another been on the network. The game shows featured are "The Price is Right," "Let's Make A Deal," "Beat The Clock," "Press Your Luck," "Card ... See full summary »
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Ricki Lake ...  Herself - Hostess 7 episodes, 2006
Rich Fields Rich Fields ...  Himself - Announcer 7 episodes, 2006
Kathy Najimy ...  Herself - Contestant 7 episodes, 2006
Brande Roderick ...  Herself - Contestant 6 episodes, 2006
Todd Newton ...  Prize Delivery / ... 5 episodes, 2006
Lance Bass ...  Himself - Contestant 6 episodes, 2006
Paige Davis ...  Herself - Contestant 5 episodes, 2006
Tim Meadows ...  Himself - Contestant 5 episodes, 2006
Leslie Nielsen ...  Himself - Contestant 5 episodes, 2006
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Based on _"Ant & Dec's Gameshow Marathon" (2005)_, a series that aired on ITV in 2005 to commemorate the network's 50th anniversary, "Gameshow Marathon" is a 7-episode game show tournament airing on CBS featuring game shows that have at some point or another been on the network. The game shows featured are "The Price is Right," "Let's Make A Deal," "Beat The Clock," "Press Your Luck," "Card Sharks," "Match Game" and "Family Feud."

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31 May 2006 (USA) See more »

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Version of Der Gameshow-Marathon (2007) See more »

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Unbearable to watch
29 June 2006 | by phantomtailsSee all my reviews

As a huge fan of classic game shows, I was thrilled when I saw the advertisements for CBS' Game$how Marathon. It's not hard to create updated versions of shows; the somewhat successful reincarnations of Family Feud, Match Game, and I've Got a Secret prove this. CBS, however, managed to ruin the many classics that it attempts to recreate. Their first mistake was the host--there's a reason why Ricki Lake hasn't hosted a game show up to this point, as she's a horrible emcee. The attempts to create nearly exact replicas of the game shows depicted in this series only further the problems, as any attempts to reminisce are broken by a stale Lake, who is clearly out of her element, as well as the dozens of audience shots peppered throughout the broadcast. In addition to the content, the length of the show itself is a severe problem; there's a reason why all the game shows featured on Marathon (sans The Price is Right) were only half an hour long.

If you want to watch game shows like Family Feud and Card Sharks, stick with GSN. All the brilliance and simplicity of these classics are lost through overproduction in this train wreck of a "tribute."


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