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Poll of the Year 2022

Poll of the Year 2022 - The Results!
Thanks for all your votes in this year's poll, we've counted them all, read through your comments and have put them up for your reading pleasure. See you next year!

Impact of COVID-19

Impact of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has turned everything upside down, and the world of game shows is no exception, so we now have a dedicated page to keep tabs on the shows affected. Do give us a shout if you know of something we've missed.

Greatest Game Shows

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 - now updated for 2022 and ranging from stalwarts like The Crystal Maze and Interceptor to, er, Man O Man. Who knew?

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While 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.

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Counterpoint 2024: Radio 4, 10 December
A League of Their Own Christmas special: Sky Max, 13 December
Deal or No Deal Christmas special: ITV1, 17 December
Richard Osman's Festive House of Games series 2: BBC Two, 18 December
University Challenge Christmas 2023 series: BBC Two, 18 December
QI Christmas special: BBC Two, 18 December
Only Connect Christmas special: BBC Two, 19 December
Never Mind the Buzzcocks Christmas special: Sky Max, 19 December
Masterchef: Battle of the Celebrities: BBC One, 20 December
The Great British Sewing Bee Celebrity Christmas special: BBC One, 21 December
Would I Lie to You? (2) Christmas special: BBC One, 22 December
The Hit List Christmas special: BBC One, 23 December
Weakest Link Christmas special: BBC One, 23 December
Blankety Blank Christmas special: BBC One, 23 December
Britain Get Singing 2023: ITV1, 24 December
The Great British Bake Off Christmas special: Channel 4, 24 December
The Wheel Christmas special: BBC One, 25 December
The Masked Singer Christmas special: ITV1, 25 December
The 1% Club Christmas special: ITV1, 25 December
The Piano Christmas special: Channel 4, 25 December
The Great Pottery Throw Down Christmas special: Channel 4, 25 December
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2023: Channel 4, 26 December
Masterchef: Battle of the Critics: BBC One, 28 December
The Big Quiz (2) 2023: ITV1, 28 December
Would I Lie to You? (2) series 17: BBC One, 29 December
The Masked Singer series 4: ITV1, 30 December
Riddiculous series 2: ITV1, 1 January 2024
Jeopardy!: ITV1, 1 January
The Great British Bake Off New Year special: Channel 4, 1 January
Junior Bake Off series 9: Channel 4, 2 January
Taskmaster New Year treat: Channel 4, 2 January
The Traitors series 2: BBC1, 3 January
Dragons' Den series 21: BBC One, 4 January


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15 November Channel 4 pops for more
Channel 4 have announced a second series of Popmaster TV. The 16 episodes will include a couple of celebrity editions. They're building on a successful pilot run in the summer, which brought a million viewers to More4.

The Finish Line
15 November The Finish Line on track for return
Daytime hit The Finish Line has been confirmed for a second series by the BBC. Roman Kemp and Sarah Greene will make 30 episodes to air in 2024.

5 November End of the road for CelebAbility
Celebability has been axed after being on the air for seven series. The most recent run ended in July this year and there are no plans for further series.

Race Across the World
11 September Race on hold
The BBC has delayed this week's Celebrity Race Across the World, originally scheduled for Wednesday 13 September. A BBC spokesperson said, "In light of the earthquake in Morocco we have taken the decision to postpone the first episode of Celebrity Race Across the World, which was filmed in Marrakesh."

Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
18 August Millionaire to return next year
Who Wants to be a Millionaire? will return in early 2024. A series was recorded in February; originally intended for broadcast in 2023, scheduling conflicts with the men's Rugby World Cup meant there was no room that year, and a celebrity special was planned but cancelled due to host Jeremy Clarkson's offensive remarks about Meghan Markle.

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