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<div class="square" style="float:right">[[File:Square BBC.jpg|Shooting Stars]]</div>15 November '''Uvavu! Shooting Stars axed'''<br/>The BBC has confirmed that is has cancelled long-running comedy panel show [[Shooting Stars]]. Hosted by Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, the programme first appeared on TV screens in 1993, and despite two hiatuses in the time since, has racked up over 70 episodes of anarchic fun.<br/><br/>
<div class="square" style="float:left">[[File:Square 013.jpg|Weakest Link]]</div>22 April '''Goodbye... and this time, she means it'''<br/>[[Anne Robinson]] is quitting [[Weakest Link]] and will not be replaced, bringing the show to an end next spring. Robinson is stepping down to devote more time to writing. She will continue with her other programmes including ''Watchdog''.<br/><br/>
<div class="square" style="float:left">[[File:Square 013.jpg|Weakest Link]]</div>22 April '''Goodbye... and this time, she means it'''<br/>[[Anne Robinson]] is quitting [[Weakest Link]] and will not be replaced, bringing the show to an end next spring. Robinson is stepping down to devote more time to writing. She will continue with her other programmes including ''Watchdog''.<br/><br/>

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The 100 Most Popular Game Shows
One question you almost certainly haven't been asking yourself is "What are the 100 most popular articles on this site?". Well, tough, because we have and you can see the result of our Greatest Game Shows - it lists stalwarts like The Crystal Maze and Interceptor to surprises such as Kate Thornton's Dishes. Who knew?

Going for Gold

While UKGameshows.com is (even if we say so ourselves) the most comprehensive guide to the genre anywhere on - or off - the web, with over 2100 programmes already in our database it is inevitable that even we're stumped sometimes. So we're asking for your help. A number of our "most wanted" shows are now listed here and a team of volunteers is standing by, waiting to add your contributions to our compendium of game show knowledge. Go on, help us out. It's what Mumsy would want.

In the pipeline

I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Dickinson's Real Deal: ITV, 21 November
UK's Strongest Man: Challenge, 21 November
The Devil's Dinner Party: Sky Atlantic, 23 November
Come Date with Me: Channel 4, 5 December
The Million Pound Drop Live series 6: Channel 4, 5 December

See also the Coming up section on the New Shows page.

 

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A Question of Sport

Game show news

Shooting Stars
15 November Uvavu! Shooting Stars axed
The BBC has confirmed that is has cancelled long-running comedy panel show Shooting Stars. Hosted by Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, the programme first appeared on TV screens in 1993, and despite two hiatuses in the time since, has racked up over 70 episodes of anarchic fun.

Weakest Link
22 April Goodbye... and this time, she means it
Anne Robinson is quitting Weakest Link and will not be replaced, bringing the show to an end next spring. Robinson is stepping down to devote more time to writing. She will continue with her other programmes including Watchdog.

Big Brother
5 April Big Brother is getting back to you
Channel 5 have signed a £200m, two-year deal with rights holder Endemol which will see the reality show, and its celebrity spin-off, return to UK screens from August 2011.

QI
3 March QI goes home
It has been announced that QI will be returning to its original home of BBC Two for the next series. Producer John Lloyd said, "QI did very well in the ratings on BBC One but we thought we ought to give Coronation Street a fighting chance."

Award Winners
1 March RTS awards
The nominations for this year's Royal Television Society Awards are in. The major game show category is "Best Entertainment", with The X Factor, The Million Pound Drop Live and The Cube battling it out. Also up for awards are Deal or No Deal (Daytime and Early Peak), The Great British Bake Off (Lifestyle and Features) and inevitably Ant & Dec (Best Entertainment Performance).

The News Quiz
1 March Have I Got A Bit Extra News Quiz For You
Following the success of extended versions of TV shows such as Have I Got News for You, QI and The Apprentice: You're Fired!, the concept is to be transferred to radio for the first time, with Radio 4's The News Quiz getting an hour-long repeat on soon-to-be sister station Radio 4 Extra (currently Radio 7).

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