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The 60 Greatest Game Shows of All Time

Alex Trebek

Long before Jeff Probst snuffed out his first torch on Survivor, the viewing tribe had spoken: We love watching the game shows people play. This is the original reality TV — average Joes and Janes trying to outwit, outplay and outlast their competitors. So, excluding the bug-eating mutations of the post-Richard Hatch era, here are the top 60 shows that truly got game... read more

Betty White: You're Never Too Old for Sexual Desire

Betty White

Betty White says sexual desire doesn't melt away with age.

In the November/December issue of AARP Magazine, the 88-year-old says that if her third husband, Password host Allen Ludden, were still alive, they'd be spending a lot of time in bed.

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Betty White Looks Back and Ahead on Her Golden Career

Betty White

Betty White and the word "retire" don't go together. The word isn't even in her vocabulary, she says.

"Why should I retire from something I love doing? You can't get rid of me that way!" she tells "It's been 61 years. It doesn't seem that long, but I've been so lucky to kind of do a little of everything. How lucky can one person be?"

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Longevity in show business requires a little bit more than luck. White, who turned 88 on Jan. 17, is working more than ever these days, proving that her ...
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The Best of Password DVD Set Announced

The Best of Password, courtesy BCI Eclipse

New releases announced today, September 18:

The Best Of Password will be coming out December 2

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Mummy: The Animated Series and Other Announced Releases

The Mummy: The Animated Series courtesy Universal Studios Home Entertainment

New releases announced today, July 8:The Mummy: The Animated Series - Volumes 1-3 will be coming out July 22 Game Show Moments Gone Bananas, featuring scenes from classic favorite game shows, will be coming out September 23 Rain Shadow - Series 1, starring Rachel Ward, will be coming out October 21 Robson Arms - Season 3 will be coming out August 26 Visit for the complete stories on these and other news items. read more

In the Works: Regis' Password Is a Go, and More

"Aristophanes!" CBS is teaming with Idol producer FremantleMedia North America on Million Dollar Password, a "pumped-up" (read: swirling lights and annoying/overly theatrical music) remake of the classic game show, Variety reports. Regis Philbin will host; our copy editors will go mad over the hyphen-deficient title.... Fox is opening The Church of Reggie, a Ron Howard-produced comedy pilot about a man who starts a religion from his back porch.... Also per the Reporter, Lifetime is embracing more reality with Matt Titus: Matchmaker and It's My Party (aka My Super Sweet 16 for super-affluent adults). read more

I saw your comments last week ...

Question: I saw your comments last week about Gameshow Marathon, which seems to appall you. As a big fan of the classic '70s and '80s game shows, I have actually found Gameshow Marathon to be a guilty pleasure. It does have a couple of major flaws, but if tweaked a little, it could be very enjoyable summer fare. As for its faults, I think having C-list celebrities playing for charity takes any element of suspense out of it. Also, Ricki Lake is just not a good fit as the host of the games — she obviously knows her stuff, but her voice and style are just soooo annoying. But on the plus side, the faithful re-creations of the classic game-show sets are satisfying in a surreal kind of way. And I really like the concept of the tournament. This could be a fun summer show if it were played with real people (not celebrities) for their own cash and prizes, and if the games themselves had hosts who were more in the traditional host mold. Of course, most of the original hosts are no longer with ... read more

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Premise: A Goodson-Todman classic in which celebrity-contestant teams compete in a word-association game, with each player giving only one-word clues. Subsequent versions of the show were titled `Password Plus' and `Super Password.'



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