New Shows

This page lists the most recent game show debuts and other shows almost ready for transmission.

New shows for 2004, 2005 and 2006 are also available.

(R) indicates a revival.


Supermarket Sweep (R) Lifestyle
When Will I be Famous? Variety
Big Bumper Science Quiz Quiz, themed (science)
Fortune: Million Pound Giveaway     Decision Making
Perfect Strangers Quiz, general knowledge
Safari School Reality, educational
Scratch 'n' Sniff's Den of Doom Childrens
The Search Action/adventure
WAGs Boutique Reality, business
Your Country Needs You Quiz, general knowledge
Launch date TBC
For The Rest Of Your Life Decision Making
Golden Balls Family game show
People's Quiz Quiz, general knowledge
The Restaurant Reality
Tycoon Business

(R) means that the show is a revival.

Coming up

  • The Sorceror's Apprentice - young magicians compete to impress. (Twenty Twenty for CBBC Channel)
  • Any Dream Will Do - Andrew Lloyd-Webber returns with the follow-up to How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?. (BBC One, Summer 2007)
  • Britain's Got Talent - Simon Cowell's lastest venture, an Opportunity Knocks for 2006 or thereabouts. Ant and Dec are rumoured to be close to signing up; Cowell will also appear on screen. Already made in the USA as America's Got Talent. (ITV1)
  • Battle of the Exes - one-off relationship game show with Alex Zane and Jenny Frost. (E4)
  • The rumoured Supermarket Sweep comeback has been confirmed, and filming has started in January. (Talkback Thames for ITV1)
  • Trapdoor - Adventure game show for kids (RDF for CITV)
  • Reversal of Fortune - strangely-titled quiz with Eamonn Holmes in which the contestants will apparently be shown the questions in reverse (i.e. backwards).
  • Click City sends kids on a treasure hunt with mobile phones. (Lion TV, channel unknown)
  • Space Pirates: virtual reality adventure game for children. (Lion TV, channel unknown)
  • Best in Preschool: Lorraine Kelly and Dominic Wood test pre-schoolers on stuff. (ITV1, later this year)
  • Extreme: says: "game show featuring men aged 45 to 60 competing in dangerous challenges". (ITV1)
  • The Swot Team: quiz in which contestants take on child prodigies. (BBC One)
  • Unbelievable (formerly Pants On Fire): Angus Deayton hosts a panel game based on tall stories. David Mitchell is one of the team captains. (BBC One, early 2007)
  • Celebrity Bowls: Celebrity bowls. With Gail Porter. Apparently. (Channel 4)
  • Big Bluffer - famous faces gamble their own money on the outcome of stunts. Hosted by Alex Zane. (Zeppotron(?) for Channel 4)
  • National Village Show brings yer traditional village fete contests (flower arranging, jam-making, growing enormous leeks, that sort of thing) to proper telly. There's probably a reason why no-one's done this before. (12 Yard for BBC, due for broadcast 2007)
  • Tough Decisions, a comedy quiz with Patrick McGuinness (Objective for E4)
  • Dawns-Tastig (Dancetastic), S4C prepares to jump onto the dance-based reality bandwagon with this contest for 11-14 years old. Winners get performance with dance group in a Pineapple Studios production in London (Apollo for S4C)
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