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Poll of the Year 2013 - THE RESULTS!
Lumme, it's a harsh world this game show business, no? None of the top five in the 2012 poll are still in production, so what does that bode for the crop of 2013? Well, we're not fortune tellers, but you can find out what you, THE PUBLIC thought in the Poll of the Year 2013 results!
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?
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
Young Musician of the Year 2014: BBC4, 18 April
University Challenge Championship of Champions: BBC2, 19 April
All About Two: BBC2, 20 April
Viral Tap: ITV2, 27 April
Ejector Seat: ITV, 28 April
Draw It!: Channel 4, 5 May
See also the Coming up section on the New Shows page.
Game show news
23 April 2014 They're in a League Of Their OwnA League of Their Own
will air until at least 2017, according to a new deal. Hosted by James Corden, the sports-themed quiz has been one of Sky1's most consistent performers. The new contract, for three ten-episode series, will see the programme reach its eleventh series, making it one of Sky's longest-running game shows.
4 April 2014 Nice to see you...Sir Bruce Forsyth
is to step down as host of the main Strictly Come Dancing
show after 11 series. The 86-year-old entertainer said "it was the right time to step down from the rigours". He will continue to host the show for the Children in Need and Christmas specials.
10 March 2014 Cheryl Cole is Back Too
Following in the footsteps of a certain Mr Cowell, Cheryl Cole has today announced via Twitter that she will be returning to the judging panel on The X Factor
after a four-year break. Ms Cole was the winning mentor twice during her previous tenure, guiding Alexandra Burke and Joe McElderry to victory. The talent show's eleventh series is due to air this summer.
7 February 2014 Simon Cowell's Back
Three years after he last judged musical careers, Simon Cowell
will return to The X Factor
in the UK. He left us to star in the US version of the show, which wasn't such a success, and now returns to find the next Shayne Ward.
18 December Travis Penery
Everyone at UKGameshows.com is very sad to hear of the death of Travis Penery, one of our contributors and a long-standing member of the UK game show fandom scene. Travis was well-known for his in-depth knowledge of formats and selflessly shared his passion for television with fans both in the UK and around the world. Often his Christmas cards contained a small bundle of CDs containing rarities he had found from his extensive sources, including his own satellite TV system. He also wrote his own blog and contributed UK-skewing articles to the US game show site Buzzerblog. He died aged 29, following complications from a stroke. We would like to extend our sincere condolences to his friends and family.
Previous stories can be found in our News Archive. For more in-depth analysis, check out Weaver's Week, usually published every Sunday.
Strictly Come Dancing
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