New Shows

This page lists the most recent game show debuts and other shows almost ready for transmission. More long-term info about new formats can be found on our In the Pipeline section on the home page and in the Weaver's Week updates.

(R) indicates a revival.



The Best of the Worst Comedy panel game
1 vs 100 Quiz, general knowledge
Interior Rivalry Lifestyle, business
Let Me Entertain You Variety
Britain's Top Dog Lifestyle
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?   Variety, reality
Only Fools On Horses Sport
PokerFace Quiz, general knowledge
Sport Relief Gets Sub'd Childrens, Sport
The Ultimate West Wing Challenge Quiz, themed (West Wing)
Nobody's Inn Lifestyle
Beat the Boss Childrens
House of Games Puzzle
Kitchen Showdown Lifestyle
Never Mind the Full Stops Panel game
Bullseye (R) Family game show
Classic Comeback Quiz, themed (TV nostalgia)
Great British Menu Lifestyle
The Mint Puzzle
School's Out Comedy panel game
Showbiz Poker Poker
Sitcom Showdown Quiz, themed (sitcoms)
That'll Test 'Em Quiz, themed (the school curriculum)
Television Top of the Form (R) Quiz, academic
no new shows
Beauty and the Geek Reality
Just the Two of Us Variety
Perfect Housewife Lifestyle
Petrolheads Comedy panel game, stunt/dare show
Britain's Psychic Challenge Reality
Dancing on Ice Variety
Shipwrecked Reality
Soapstar Superstar    Variety
Launch date TBC
Battle of the Geeks Technology, Action/Adventure
The Big Idea Technological
Codex Puzzle
For The Rest Of Your Life Decision Making
Press Ganged Reality
Show Me What You've Got Quiz, general knowledge
Unanimous Reality

Coming up

  • Speculation (Initial for Five) - Les Dennis lets people get rich and do each other over by picking squares on a grid which may help or hinder them. It's Steal for 2006!
  • The Race is a motorsports contest featuring D-list celebs (C-list, if we're lucky) under the tutelage of Eddie Irvine and David Coulthard. Denise Van Outen hosts. (Townhouse for Sky One, this autumn)
  • Cirque de Celebrité sees E-list celebs (D-list, if we're lucky) learning circus skills and being eliminated by voting and/or serious injury. Ruby Wax hosts. (Sky One, this autumn)
  • Jerry Springer is piloting a show called Aladdin's Cave, where a couple goes into a cave of prizes and can pick any three, although if they pick the wrong ones they leave with nothing. Amazing.
  • Challenge's stable of original programming expands even further with Showbiz Blackjack and Showbiz Darts coming later in the year. They've already done Showbiz Poker, you might see a theme developing here.
  • Business Class: Business reality show created by Peter Jones of Dragons' Den. (ITV1)
  • The Inventor: Also created by Peter Jones, essentially Innovation Nation on a larger scale. (Fremantle/Syco/Peter Jones Productions, channel TBA)
  • You Bet Your Ass: Irreverent pop-culture quiz based on a Canadian format. (Lone Eagle Entertainment, channel unknown)
  • Take It or Leave It, the UK version of a quiz show that's been quite popular in Italy (Endemol for Challenge, "winter" 2006-7)
  • 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)
  • Sell Sell Sell: seeking Britain's top salesperson. (ITV daytime)
  • 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)
  • Pants On Fire: Angus Deayton hosts a panel game based on tall stories. David Mitchell and Alan Carr are team captains. (BBC)
  • 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)
  • The Rich List: make lists, get rich. Now that's what we call a pitch! Contestants can apparently win "an unlimited amount of money". Eamonn Holmes does his level best to destabilise the world economy. (12 Yard for ITV1)
  • 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, filming this summer/autumn for broadcast 2007)
  • Tough Decisions, a comedy quiz with Patrick McGuinness (Objective for E4)

2005 archive

Millionaire Manor Family game show
Space Cadets Action/adventure, reality
Sudo-Q Puzzle
Vorderman's Big Brain Game Puzzle
Bamboozle Stunt/dare show
The Deadly Knowledge Show Quiz, general knowledge
Fact Hunt Quiz, general knowledge
The Golden Lot Quiz, themed (antiques)
Make Me a Million Educational
Win Your Own Home Lifestyle
A Brush with Fame Lifestyle
The Biggest Loser UK Lifestyle, reality
Commando VIP Action/Adventure, reality
Deal or No Deal Family game show
Mighty Truck of Stuff Childrens
The Name's the Same (R) Panel game
Play it Again Game show documentary
What's My Line? (R) Panel game
Art School Lifestyle
Ant & Dec's Gameshow Marathon (RFamily gameshow
Britain's Next Top Model Reality
Britain's Worst Celebrity Driver Live! Reality, lifestyle
Hot Tub Ranking Reality
ITV Soap Challenge Quiz, themed (ITV soap operas)
Mechannibals Technological
Name That Tone Childrens
Stars in Fast Cars Stunt/dare show
All Star Cup Sports
Late Night Poker Ace Sports
Quizmania Puzzle
Vegas Virgins Reality
Watching the Detectives Quiz, themed (crime & detectives)
All Star Poker Challenge Sports
Dealing with Dickinson Lifestyle, educational
Harry Potter at the Castle Quiz, themed (Harry Potter)
Keeping Up with the Joneses Lifestyle
Natural Born Dealers Lifestyle
Rock Around the Block Lifestyle, variety
Spelling Bee Quiz, themed (spelling)
Vorderman's Sudoku Live Puzzle
The Big Call Quiz, general knowledge
Cash Cab Quiz, general knowledge
Chef V Britain Lifestyle
8 Out Of 10 Cats Comedy panel game
Fat Families Lifestyle
Ladette to Lady Lifestyle, reality
Mock the Week Comedy panel game
Back in the Day Quiz, themed (recent history)
Celebrity Love Island Reality
Mind Your Manners Lifestyle
Sky Quiz Live Puzzle
Ask the Family (R) Quiz, general knowledge
Celebrity Wrestling Sports, reality
Perseverance Quiz, general knowledge
Playing it Straight Reality, dating
Splash Camp Childrens, sports
Coach Trip Lifestyle
Dance Factory Childrens
Dance Film Academy Variety
The Great Garden Challenge Lifestyle
Strictly Dance Fever Variety
The Apprentice Reality
Desperately Seeking Sheila Dating, reality
Masterchef Goes Large Lifestyle
Come Dine with Me Lifestyle
Dealing Duel See: Natural Born Dealers
Dragons' Den Educational
Geronimo! Technological
Name Your Price Lifestyle
Scream! If You Want to Get Off Action/adventure
29 Minutes of Fame Panel game / Quiz, themed (celebrities)
Vote for Me Educational

2004 archive

The Big Fat Quiz of the Year Quiz, themed (recent events)
Fighting Talk Panel game
I'm an Aussie... Get Me Out of Here! Reality
Can't Sing Singers Variety
Ed Vs Spencer Stunt/dare show
Fool Around... Dating, reality
Hard Spell Childrens
Hard Spell Abbey Childrens
9 Live Quiz TV Puzzle
Play the Game Childrens
The Simpsons Quiz Show Quiz, themed (The Simpsons)
Sun, Sea and Bargain Spotting Lifestyle
Too Many Cooks Lifestyle
What the Butler Saw Reality
Beg, Borrow or Steal Quiz, general knowledge
Big Art Challenge Lifestyle
Deck Dates Dating
Fat Chance Lifestyle
The Match Sports
The 1970s Office Reality
Bognor or Bust Quiz, themed (current affairs)
The Farm Reality
The Jules and Lulu Show Lifestyle
Public Opinion Panel game
Scary Sleepover Childrens
The X Factor Variety
The Block Lifestyle
The Great Love Swindle Dating, reality
House of Games Family game show
Junior Mastermind Quiz, general knowledge
Private Stars Reality
Road Raja Action/adventure
The Agents Childrens
Britain's Toughest Family Action/adventure
Headjam Quiz, themed (pop culture)
House Race Lifestyle
Passport to Paradise Family game show
Simply the Best Family game show
Spy Action/adventure, reality
Car Hunt Lifestyle
The Cram Quiz, themed (current affairs)
The Interrogators Reality
Boot Sale Treasure Hunt Lifestyle
Hell's Kitchen Lifestyle, reality
Strictly Come Dancing Variety
Blank Screen Puzzle
Building the Dream Lifestyle
Come and Have a Go If You Think You're Smart Enough Quiz, general knowledge
Home Values Lifestyle
Million Pound Hoax Stunt/dare show
Monster Garage Technological
Superhuman Action/adventure
Trouble in Paradise Lifestyle
Win, Lose or Draw Late Panel game
Bamzooki Childrens
Best of Friends Childrens
Memory Bank Puzzle
The Other Boat Race Sports
Zero to Hero Technological
Back to Reality Reality
The Carrot or the Stick Reality
Crisis Command: Could You Run The Country? Puzzle
Eliminator Childrens
Love on a Saturday Night Dating
The Price of Fish Quiz, general knowledge
There's Something About Miriam Dating
Three's a Crowd Dating
Traitor Puzzle
24 Hour Quiz Quiz, general knowledge
Beat the Nation Quiz, general knowledge
Britain's Hardest Action/adventure
Crazy Drivers Quiz, themed (motoring)
Demolition Day Technological
Didn't They Do Well! Quiz, general knowledge
Inside Clyde Childrens
The Great British Test Quiz, themed (various)
Hercules Action/adventure
Mutant Machines Technological
The Sack Race Stunt/dare show
Shattered Reality
Spook Squad Childrens
Star Portraits Lifestyle
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