Six women and six men from all over the world spend their time together in a Spartan castle. A sober, strict and regulated existence with two main goals: to overcome obstacles and to improve every time.
One of the classic game shows (and one of the simplest), and the first hit for producers Mark Goodson and Bill Todman ('I've Got a Secret,' 'To Tell the Truth'). The panelists had to guess contestants' odd or not-so-odd jobs, then (while blindfolded) guess a celebrity guest's identity (New York Yankee Phil Rizzuto was the first). After its 17-year CBS run, 'Line' aired for another seven in syndication. Panelist Arlene Francis stuck it out all 24 years.