A game show is a type of radio, television, or stage show in which contestants, television personalities or celebrities, sometimes as part of a team, play a game which involves answering questions or solving puzzles usually for money or prizes.
Alternatively, a gameshow can be a demonstrative program about a game (while usually retaining the spirit of an awards ceremony).
In the former, contestants may be invited from a pool of public applicants.
On some shows, contestants compete against other players or another team, while other shows involve contestants playing alone for a reward or a high score.
Some TV game shows fall under the category of reality television.
Television game shows descended from similar programs on radio.
No one can forget when Quiz Shows became popular, only to see their stock plummet when it was known they were rigged.The very first television game show, Spelling Bee, was broadcast in 1938.Truth or Consequences was the first game show to air on commercially licensed television.The history of game shows as we know them is no different.The first one ever, called Spelling Bee, emerged from similar programs that aired on radio. The first one after that was Truth or Consequences and aired in 1941, near the very beginnings of the medium itself.