Tagged with Game Show

Candy Crush - Netflix

In the game Candy Crush Saga, players match colorful candies in combinations of three or more to win points, defeat obstacles and progress through more than 2,000 levels. On the series, teams of two people use their wits and physical agility to compete on enormous, interactive game boards featuring next generation technology to conquer Candy Crush, and be crowned the champions.

Candy Crush - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2017-07-09

Candy Crush - Activision Blizzard - Netflix

Activision Blizzard, Inc. is an American interactive entertainment company. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California and founded in 2008 through the merger of Vivendi Games and Activision, the company is traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the ticker symbol NASDAQ: ATVI, and since 2015 has been one of the stocks that make up the S&P 500. Activision Blizzard currently includes five business units: Activision, Blizzard Entertainment, Major League Gaming, Activision Blizzard Studios, and King Digital Entertainment. The company owns and operates additional studios under an independent studios model, including Treyarch, Infinity Ward, High Moon Studios and Toys for Bob, and its titles have broken a number of release records. Call of Duty: Black Ops III grossed $550 million in worldwide sales during its opening weekend in 2015, making it the biggest entertainment launch of the year. The company's franchises also include Activision's Call of Duty, Destiny, and Skylanders; Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and Overwatch; and King's Candy Crush Saga, Pet Rescue Saga, and Farm Heroes Saga. As of September 2017, it is the largest game company in the Americas and Europe in terms of revenue and market capitalization.

Candy Crush - Legal - Netflix

In 2009, Business Insider reported that Worlds.com was claiming it owned the patent to “the idea of a scalable virtual world with thousands of users,” with the company's CEO asserting that "he intends to sue anyone who refuses to enter into licensing negotiations - including giants such as Second Life and World of Warcraft. On March 30, 2012, Worlds Inc. filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Massachusetts Federal Court alleging Activision Blizzard had infringed on two patents involving 3-D virtual environments. The lawsuit focused on the Call of Duty and World of Warcraft franchises, and during pre-trial oral arguments, Activision Blizzard lead counsel was quoted stating “billions were at stake.” Activision Publishing filed a separate patent infringement lawsuit in California on October 4, 2013, asserting that Worlds, Inc. was using two Activision-owned patents in its Worlds Player software. In March 2014, a Boston court ruled that Activision was not required to pay Worlds.com “for using talking avatars in popular online titles like World of Warcraft,” with the judge clarifying that “the patents belonging to Worlds Inc. appear invalid because the inventions they describe already appeared in public before the patents were filed.” Worlds Inc. was limited to only suing Activision Blizzard for “future acts of infringement.” Indeed, the Patents themselves at that time were not deemed invalid, rather the Certificate of Correction issued by the USPTO (United States Patent and Trade Office) to cure a defect in the prosecution (filed after the Lawsuit started) required that the Federal Lawsuit be refiled in order to take advantage of the earlier patent priority date. Worlds opted to allow the case to move forward, preserving the timeline and eliminating Activision Blizzards opportunity to directly file a USPTO Patent and Appeal Board challenge. Activision had not exercised its right to file a USPTO appeal to challenge the patents in question during the 1 year statutory time period. In response, Worlds.com announced they would instead be pursuing the recent release Call of Duty: Ghosts for damages. The Worlds, Inc. case against Activision Blizzard was heard on October 3, 2014, with results still unannounced by the end of the year. On June 26, 2015, the Massachusetts courts released a ruling that clarified technical terms for the lawsuit. On November 28, 2016, the United States Patent and Appeal Board ruled claims 5 and 7 valid on US Patent 7493558. The challenge of the US Patent 7493558 was instituted by Bungie.

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Wipeout - Netflix

Australian version of the US ABC show Wipeout.

Human cannonballs! Human pinballs! Crashes, smashes and mud splashes! Each week thrill-seekers compete in the world's largest extreme obstacle course designed to provide the most spills, face plants and wipeouts ever seen on television.

Each week 24 daring new contestants of all ages, shapes and sizes will go head to head through a grueling but wildly hilarious obstacle course to win the title of Wipeout Champion. In the end, only one contestant will win, while everyone else will Wipeout!

Wipeout - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2009-02-03

Wipeout - Wipeout (series) - Netflix

Wipeout (commonly stylised as wipEout) is a series of futuristic anti-gravity racing video games developed by Sony Studio Liverpool, formerly known as Psygnosis. The series is known for its fast-paced gameplay and 3D visual design running on the full resolution of the console the game belongs to; its association with electronic dance music (mainly techno and trance) as well as its continuous collaboration with electronica artists (The Chemical Brothers, Leftfield, CoLD SToRAGE, Kraftwerk, Orbital, DJ Fresh and others). The series is notable for its distinctive graphic design identity, mostly provided by The Designers Republic. The concept of Wipeout was first discussed during a pub conversation, when one member of Psygnosis' staff envisioned an idea of creating a futuristic racing game which featured anti-gravity ships. Some elements of the game were inspired by Matrix Marauders, an Amiga game released by the Liverpudlian studio in 1990. A beta version of Wipeout appeared in the cult film Hackers, in which the game was being played by the protagonists in a nightclub. The game's appearance in the film led to Sony purchasing the studio in the following months after its release. The Wipeout franchise has been well received by critics, with Wipeout 2097 in particular being listed as among the PlayStation's best games. Wipeout 2048 was the last game to be developed by Studio Liverpool prior to their closure in August 2012. The series was later revived, with Wipeout Omega Collection being released in 2017.

Wipeout - Reception - Netflix

The Wipeout series has been well received by critics. Its fast-paced gameplay, high quality visuals, and prominent techno soundtracks have been cited as hallmarks of the series. According to aggregators GameRankings and Metacritic, the highest rated game in the series is Wipeout 2097, whereas the lowest ranked is Wipeout 2048. Upon release, the first Wipeout game was widely praised for its electronica soundtrack, originality, and outstanding visuals; however, a critic at the time questioned its longevity and potential to hold a long lifespan in comparison to Super Mario Kart. In retrospect, Wipeout was described as being synonymous with Sony's debut gaming hardware and as an early showcase for 3D graphics in console gaming. The game also increased awareness of the underground techno community in England, as it was one of the first games to include licensed music. The second instalment of the series, Wipeout 2097, was released to critical acclaim. Reviewers unanimously commended its innovation, graphics, and unique blend of techno music. IGN ranked it as the 13th best PlayStation game of all time in 2002, and The Official PlayStation Magazine named it as the fifth best in 1997. In addition, Wipeout 2097 also ranks as the fourth best PlayStation game of all time at GameRankings. Wipeout 64 received generally positive reviews, with some critics asserting that it was a superior game to F-Zero X in regards to graphics, atmosphere, and track design, though others noted that it did not reach the standards of its predecessor, Wipeout 2097. The fourth instalment of the series, Wipeout 3, was positively received upon release; critics lauded the graphics, fast-paced gameplay, and music, although many reviews felt that the game's steep learning curve was a major fault. Wipeout Fusion was more negatively received by critics; the graphics received mixed responses, with one reviewer saying that it looked like an “early first generation PS2 game”, despite another opining that the visuals had improved over all of its predecessors. At the time of Wipeout Fusion's release in 2001, critics recognised the fact that techno music was an integral part of the series. Wipeout Pure and Wipeout Pulse both received very positive reviews upon release, with critics praising their visual effects, attention to detail, and track design. Wipeout HD, along with its Fury expansion pack, also received very positive reviews, with many critics agreeing that it offered the best visual representation of any Wipeout game due to it being upscaled in full 1080p and rendered in 60 frames per second. It was nominated for the “Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design” category in the 12th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards and was also nominated under the racing category for the 28th Golden Joystick Awards. The final instalment in the franchise to be developed by Studio Liverpool, Wipeout 2048, received generally positive reviews despite it being the lowest ranked game overall. Critics cohesively commended the graphics and visuals, and also regarded it as a showcase for the PlayStation Vita's power.

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Ejector Seat - Netflix

Ejector Seat is a British game show, presented by Andi Peters, that aired on ITV from 28 April 2014.

The show features a £10,000 jackpot, and for it, contestants are required to sit in commodious armchairs and answer questions. If they answered their question correctly, they could 'sit tight' but if they did not, they would find themselves told 'you're on the move' and would move backwards towards 'the edge'; if they hit the edge, they will be ejected.

Ejector Seat - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2014-04-28

Ejector Seat - Ejection seat - Netflix

In aircraft, an ejection seat or ejector seat is a system designed to rescue the pilot or other crew of an aircraft (usually military) in an emergency. In most designs, the seat is propelled out of the aircraft by an explosive charge or rocket motor, carrying the pilot with it. The concept of an ejectable escape crew capsule has also been tried. Once clear of the aircraft, the ejection seat deploys a parachute. Ejection seats are common on certain types of military aircraft.

Ejector Seat - Pilot safety - Netflix

The purpose of an ejection seat is pilot survival. The pilot typically experiences an acceleration of about 12–14g. Western seats usually impose lighter loads on the pilots; 1960s–70s era Soviet technology often goes up to 20–22 g (with SM-1 and KM-1 gunbarrel-type ejection seats). Compression fractures of vertebrae are a recurrent side effect of ejection. It was theorised early on that ejection at supersonic speeds would be unsurvivable; extensive tests, including Project Whoosh with chimpanzee test subjects, were undertaken to determine that it was feasible. The capabilities of the NPP Zvezda K-36 were unintentionally demonstrated at the Fairford Air Show on 24 July 1993 when the pilots of two MiG-29 fighters ejected after a mid-air collision. The minimal ejection altitude for ACES II seat in inverted flight is about 140 feet (43 m) above ground level at 150 KIAS, while the Russian counterpart – K-36DM has the minimal ejection altitude from inverted flight of 100 feet (30 m) AGL. When an aircraft is equipped with the NPP Zvezda K-36DM ejection seat and the pilot is wearing the КО-15 protective gear, he is able to eject at airspeeds from 0 to 1,400 kilometres per hour (870 mph) and altitudes of 0 to 25 km (16 mi or about 82,000 ft). The K-36DM ejection seat features drag chutes and a small shield that rises between the pilot's legs to deflect air around the pilot. Pilots have successfully ejected from underwater in a handful of instances, after being forced to ditch in water. Documented evidence exists that pilots of the US and Indian navies have performed this feat. As of 20 June 2011 – when two Spanish Air Force pilots ejected over San Javier airport – the number of lives saved by Martin-Baker products was 7,402 from 93 air forces. The company runs a club called the 'Ejection Tie Club' and gives survivors a unique tie and lapel pin. The total figure for all types of ejection seats is unknown, but may be considerably higher. Early models of the ejection seat were equipped with only an overhead ejection handle which doubled in function by forcing the pilot to assume the right posture and by having him pull a screen down to protect both his face and oxygen mask from the subsequent air blast. Martin Baker added a secondary handle in the front of the seat to allow ejection even when pilots weren't able to reach upwards because of high g-force. Later (e.g. in Martin Baker's MK9) the top handle was discarded because the lower handle had proven easier to operate and the technology of helmets had advanced to also protect from the air blast.

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The Disney Channel Games - Netflix

Over 50 Disney Channel stars from around the globe convened at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida for The Disney Channel Games, featuring comedic relay races, grand scale obstacle courses and all-out fun challenges, to be presented in five special half-hour telecasts each week. Hosted by funny-man Brian Stepanek ("The Suite Life of Zack & Cody"), the games are comedic, colorful and larger than life but the competition is real and the young competitors are determined to win the prize -- the Disney Channel Games Cup. The special telecasts are highlighted by a post-Games concert featuring performances by Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, The Cheetah Girls, Demi Lovato and Jordan Pruitt. The specials will be presented on 27 Disney Channels worldwide with local Disney Channel stars hosting their country's telecasts. The event benefits four children's charities: Make-A-Wish Foundation, Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation, UNICEF and Boys & Girls Club of America.

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: None

The Disney Channel Games - Disney Channel Games - Netflix

Disney Channel Games are a Battle of the Network Stars-based annual television series that aired on the Disney Channel during the summer from 2006 to 2008. Phill Lewis was the co-host of the first two editions in 2006 and 2007, and Brian Stepanek hosted all three editions, with various stars from Disney Channel television series competing for charity as team-based contestants. The Games were filmed at Disney's Wide World of Sports in Orlando. Disney Channel Games were not aired after 2008, but a similar series called Disney's Friends for Change Games aired in 2011.

The Disney Channel Games - Series overview - Netflix

The Disney Channel Games began as a series of shorts that aired during summer 2006. A second edition followed in summer 2007, with the final edition of the series airing in summer 2008. A Disney spokesperson confirmed in February 2009 that the Disney Channel Games would not be held that year due to actor availability and Disney's “focusing on the launch of a new pro-social initiative with Disney Channel and Disney XD stars”. The result was Disney's Friends for Change initiative. The series also did not air in 2010.

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Wheel of Fortune - Netflix

With more than 30 million viewers per week, Wheel of Fortune has been the #1 syndicated game show since its inception. It has earned six Daytime Emmy Awards, including the 2011 Emmy for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show. The series continues to attract a larger audience than many Primetime TV shows.

Wheel of Fortune - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2016-06-13

Wheel of Fortune - Rota Fortunae - Netflix

In medieval and ancient philosophy the Wheel of Fortune, or Rota Fortunae, is a symbol of the capricious nature of Fate. The wheel belongs to the goddess Fortuna (Greek equivalent Tyche) who spins it at random, changing the positions of those on the wheel: some suffer great misfortune, others gain windfalls. Fortune appears on all paintings as a woman, sometimes blindfolded, “puppeteering” a wheel.

Wheel of Fortune - Literature - Netflix

Fortuna does occasionally turn up in modern literature, although these days she has become more or less synonymous with Lady Luck. Her Wheel is less widely used as a symbol, and has been replaced largely by a reputation for fickleness. She is often associated with gamblers, and dice could also be said to have replaced the Wheel as the primary metaphor for uncertain fortune. In his novel, The Club Dumas, Arturo Pérez-Reverte includes a wheel of fortune in one of the illustrations that accompany the text. Ignatius J. Reilly, the central protagonist of John Kennedy Toole's novel A Confederacy of Dunces, states that he believes the Rota Fortunae to be the source of all men's fate.

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WCG Ultimate Gamer - Netflix

In WCG Ultimate Gamer, 12 top gamers from around the country live together and battle one another in a series of competitions that take them "beyond the game". From real-life challenges inspired by top-selling games to head-to-head elimination matches before hundreds of screaming spectators, the last gamer standing after eight gruelling weeks will have survived gaming's ultimate test and will be called the best all-around gamer in the United States.\ \ The WCG Ultimate Gamer's prize:\ - \$100,000\ - The ultimate Samsung electronics package\ - And the opportunity to be the face of the WCG, where they will represent the world's largest video gaming organization around the globe, including the 2010 Grand Final in LA, USA.

WCG Ultimate Gamer - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2009-03-10

WCG Ultimate Gamer - WCG Ultimate Gamer - Netflix

WCG Ultimate Gamer was a reality television program that aired on Syfy, sponsored by Samsung and the World Cyber Games (WCG). The show was hosted by Hannah Simone and co-hosted by Joel Gourdin. The first season began airing on March 10, 2009. The second season was confirmed at CES on January 7, 2010, and began airing on August 19, 2010 finishing on October 7, 2010.

WCG Ultimate Gamer - Format - Netflix

WCG Ultimate Gamer has 12 gamers living in one loft. Each episode they would compete in a Real Life Challenge and in an Isolation Challenge. The Real Life Challenge complemented and provided a clue to the actual Xbox 360 game they were to play later in the Isolation challenge. For example, the players played paintball before playing Halo 3, had a dunk contest before playing NBA Live 09, and drifted cars before playing Project Gotham Racing 4. The gamer with the highest score from both challenges had the choice to pick one other gamer to play against the gamer with the lowest score in an Elimination Challenge where the loser goes home. The competitor with the highest score could also pick themselves to play the lowest scoring gamer, but this rule was discontinued in season 2. Sometimes the two gamers in the Elimination Challenge have to pick someone to partner with them in the challenge, but their partner is not at risk of elimination.

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Holland-België - Netflix

Holland-België - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: Dutch

Status: Running

Runtime: None minutes

Premier: 2016-08-26

Holland-België - History of the Belgium national football team - Netflix

The history of the Belgium national football team officially dates back to their first international in 1904. The Royal Belgian Football Association, which governs the team, co-founded the international governing bodies FIFA (in 1910) and UEFA (in 1954). As of October 2015, Belgium qualified for 12 FIFA World Cups and 5 UEFA European Championships (including an automatical qualification as co-hosts in 2000). In the periods 1920–1938 and 1970–2002 Belgium participated in many international tournaments, including three Olympic football tournaments in the 1920s. So far, the national side is considered to have had two golden generations: one in the 1980s and early 1990s, and one since the early 2010s.

Holland-België - Kit history - Netflix

General information about the Belgian team kit can be found here: Belgium national football team#Uniform

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Child Support - Netflix

Fred Savage will host the new, high-stakes game show series Child Support on ABC. The one-hour, studio-based series will feature adult contestants and priceless interactions between funny man Ricky Gervais and a group of five kids, ages 6-9 years old, who say the most unpredictable things. Contestants are asked to answer 10 questions correctly to earn the top prize. If they answer incorrectly, the contestants have a chance to be saved by the five kids who have been asked the same question by Gervais. A premiere date has not yet been announced. Savage commented, "When I'm stumped, I turn to Google and my kids. I had no idea there was a television show in that, but now that there is, I'm thrilled to be a part of it".

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: In Development

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: None

Child Support - Child Support (New Zealand) - Netflix

Child Support in New Zealand is regulated by the Child Support Act 1991 and is managed by the Child Support unit of Inland Revenue.

Child Support - Calculation of Liable Parents Living Allowance - Netflix

The IRD gives the Liable Parent a living allowance, for which no child support is payable and it varies depending on whether the Liable Parent has a spouse or dependent children. However, if the liable parent has higher living expenses than normal, then they can apply for an Administrative Review to increase their living allowance.

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The Caddicarus Show - Netflix

Every Sunday (along with Top Tens), I talk about games (mostly PS1) in stupid videos in which people get shot, explosions happen, blood ends up in places it shouldn't, and profanity and shouting is common. Have a sniff and see for yourself. Smells good, doesn't it?

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 22 minutes

Premier: 2012-05-09

The Caddicarus Show - Did You Know Gaming? - Netflix

Did You Know Gaming? (abbreviated DYKG) is a video game–focused blog which launched in May 2012. The site features video content focusing on video game related trivia and facts, hosted on video game entertainment website NormalBoots.com, covering various franchises. Since the website's launch, it has been featured on numerous major news and gaming outlets including Huffington Post, MCV, Game Informer, MTV, Nerdist, and the Houston Press. In 2017, Did You Know Gaming? opened a second channel, called DidYouKnowGaming? 2.

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The Guess List - Netflix

Each show pits two members of the public against one another as they compete for an exclusive tailor-made prize. With questions based on modern life and relationships, they'll need some expert advice. Thankfully, five celebrity guests are at hand to lend their support as Rob draws up a Guess List of answers.

The Guess List - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 40 minutes

Premier: 2014-04-12

The Guess List - Guessing - Netflix

A guess (or an act of guessing) is a swift conclusion drawn from data directly at hand, and held as probable or tentative, while the person making the guess (the guesser) admittedly lacks material for a greater degree of certainty. A guess is also an unstable answer, as it is “always putative, fallible, open to further revision and interpretation, and validated against the horizon of possible meanings by showing that one interpretation is more probable than another in light of what we already know”. In many of its uses, “the meaning of guessing is assumed as implicitly understood”, and the term is therefore often used without being meticulously defined. Guessing may combine elements of deduction, induction, abduction, and the purely random selection of one choice from a set of given options. Guessing may also involve the intuition of the guesser, who may have a “gut feeling” about which answer is correct without necessarily being able to articulate a reason for having this feeling.

The Guess List - Social impact of guessing - Netflix

A study of guessing in social situations (for example, guessing someone's test score or potential salary) determined that there are situations where it is beneficial to intentionally either overguess (guess a higher amount) or underguess (guess a lower amount). The study noted that students who knew the score they had received on a test were happier when another person who did not know the score guessed a lower number; the lower guess gave the student the positive feeling of having exceeded expectations.

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Heroes & Halfwits - Netflix

Heroes & Halfwits - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: None minutes

Premier: 2016-06-10

Heroes & Halfwits - Big Brother 10 (UK) - Netflix

Big Brother 2009, also known as Big Brother 10, was the tenth series of the British reality television series Big Brother. The show followed a total of twenty-two contestants, who were isolated from the outside world for an extended period of time in a custom built House. Each week, one or more of the housemates were evicted by a public vote. The last remaining housemate, Sophie Reade, was declared the winner, winning a cash prize of £71,320. The series launched on Channel 4 on 4 June 2009 and ended on 4 September 2009, lasting 93 days - the joint-second longest British edition of Big Brother to date (together with the seventh and ninth series, and one day shorter than the eighth series). Davina McCall returned as presenter for her tenth consecutive year. Sixteen housemates entered on launch night, with an additional six being introduced in later weeks. Big Brother 10 was watched by an average of 2.5 million viewers. It was the lowest rated series of the show since its inception, becoming the first series to draw an average of less than 3 million, and remains the lowest rated series of Big Brother to be broadcast on Channel 4. During the series, Channel 4 announced that it would not be renewing its contract to show the series with Endemol once it expired in 2010, meaning that the subsequent eleventh series would be the last to be broadcast on Channel 4.

Heroes & Halfwits - Viewing figures - Netflix

These viewing figures are taken from BARB.

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Sleuth 101 - Netflix

A whodunit game show with a comedic twist. Each week host Cal Wilson is joined by a special guest comedian, who is given a crash course in criminology. Their task, to solve a murder in front of a live studio audience, but what sort of detective will they be? With styles and techniques that will test even the most hardened criminal, the guest detectives have no script, they rely on witness interviews, footage flashbacks, forensic evidence and their own observations.

Sleuth 101 - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2010-02-12

Sleuth 101 - Claire Hooper - Netflix

Claire Hooper (born 5 September 1976) is an Australian stand-up comedian and writer living in Melbourne. She appeared as a team captain on the 2008 revival of Good News Week on Network Ten and was a regular on The Sideshow, appearing with Paul McDermott. Since 2005, she has regularly performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Sleuth 101 - Career - Netflix

Prior to entering into comedy, Hooper worked in children's and adult theatre in Perth, Western Australia, as an actress and director. Hooper attended Curtin University and graduated with a degree in Theatre Studies. She has written, directed and costumed professionally for many youth theatre productions. In 2004, Hooper won the Western Australian finals of Triple J's Raw Comedy. In 2005, she was selected to perform in “The Comedy Zone” for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and was awarded “Best and Fairest” at the National Improvisation Championships in Sydney. Claire discovered she had a goitre that required surgery, which led her to wonder what she would do if she ever lost her voice. In 2006, Hooper performed a one-hour live show titled Oh inspired by the incident, during which she did not speak at all, instead communicating through recorded audio, videos, handwritten signs, breakdancing and mime. The show was well-received, earning a nomination at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for the “Best Newcomer” award. Her 2007 show, “Show Girl”, was inspired by Kylie Minogue and involved Hooper juxtaposing ideas of Minogue as dignified and ladylike with her own failed attempts to maintain dignity. In 2008, she returned to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival to perform a new solo show, “Storybook”. In addition to her live comedy shows, Hooper has made numerous appearances on Australian radio and television since 2005. Her television credits include guest stand-up appearances on Stand Up Australia and Rove Live, a presenting role on How the Quest Was Won and a regular segment on The Sideshow. She was a member of the negating team with Stephen K Amos and Greg Fleet in the 2007 Melbourne International Comedy Festival's Great Debate which aired on Network Ten. In 2008, she was cast to replace Julie McCrossin as a regular team captain on Good News Week. She also appeared as the guest detective in episode three of dark comedy miniseries Sleuth 101. In July 2015, Hooper and Mel Buttle were announced as the hosts of the second season of The Great Australian Bake Off, which began airing on LifeStyle Food in October 2015. The series returned for a third season in October 2016, and a fourth season in January 2018.

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RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked! - Netflix

RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked! is the access-all-areas pass to the drama that you didn't see on the runway--the backstage bitchiness, the catfights, the struggles, the tears and the secrets. See what happens behind the scenes when the queens let their tucks breathe... and let their emotions flow. Will the drag queens crack under the pressure of competing to become America's next drag superstar? RuPaul narrates us through the behind the scenes world of what happens when a gaggle of queens are up against each other... and themselves.

RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked! - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2009-02-02

RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked! - RuPaul's Drag Race (season 2) - Netflix

The second season of RuPaul's Drag Race premiered on February 1, 2010, and aired its final episode on April 26, 2010. On May 1, 2009, the casting website for the series opened, allowing prospective contestants to create user profiles and upload videos of themselves to be voted on by viewers; the applicant collecting the most votes being invited to become a contestant of the second season. At the end of the online casting period, Jessica Wild had collected the most votes and was announced as being a season two contestant. Filming took place during the summer of 2009. For season two, the number of contestants was increased from nine to twelve, and the prizes were slightly modified: a lifetime supply of NYX Cosmetics and be the face of nyxcosmetics.com, an exclusive one year public relations contract with LGBT firm Project Publicity, be featured an LA Eyeworks campaign, join the Logo Drag Race tour, and a cash prize of $25,000. A new tradition of writing a farewell message, in lipstick on their workstation mirror, was started by the first eliminated queen of the season. Each week's episode is followed by a behind-the-scenes show, RuPaul's Drag Race Untucked. The theme song playing during the runway and the end credits every episode is “Jealous of My Boogie” the Gomi & RasJek remix from RuPaul's album Champion. On December 6, 2011, Amazon.com released this season on DVD via their CreateSpace program. The winner of the second season of RuPaul's Drag Race was Tyra Sanchez, with Raven being the runner-up. Shangela Laquifa Wadley returned on the third season as a surprise contestant to compete with the other 12 drag queens. She placed 6th overall. Jujubee, Pandora Boxx and Raven competed on the first season of All Stars. Pandora placed 11th/12th with season 3 contestant Mimi Imfurst, Jujubee placed 3rd/4th with season 1 contestant Shannel, and Raven was the runner-up. Tatianna competed on the second season of All Stars and initially finished in 8th place. She returned to the competition after winning re-entry with Alyssa Edwards and placed 6th overall. Morgan McMichaels and Shangela competed on the third season of All Stars. Morgan initially finished in 10th place, however she returned to the competition after fellow contestant, BenDeLaCreme, chose her to return, and placed 5th overall. Shangela placed 3rd/4th overall along with season 1 winner BeBe Zahara Benet.

RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked! - Lip syncs - Netflix

The contestant was eliminated after their first time in the bottom two.     The contestant was eliminated after their second time in the bottom two.     The contestant was eliminated after their third time in the bottom two.     The contestant was eliminated after the final lip sync.

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Blind Date - Netflix

Blind Date is a British dating game show produced by London Weekend Television for ITV & was hosted by Cilla Black. It ran on Saturday nights from 30 November 1985 to 31 May 2003. The show had a format similar to the show known in Australia as 'Perfect Match' or in the US as 'The Dating Game'. Three singles of the same sex were introduced to the audience. They were then questioned by a single of the opposite sex, who could hear but not see them, to choose with whom to go on a date. Before the decision 'Our Graham' (replaced on the final series by Tommy Sandhu), who was never seen, gave an amusing reminder of each contestant. The couple then picked an envelope naming their destination. The following episode showed the couple on their date, and interviews with them about the date and about each other.

Blind Date - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 1985-11-30

Blind Date - Blind Date (UK game show) - Netflix

Blind Date is a British dating game show first produced by London Weekend Television. An unscreened pilot was made with comic Duncan Norvelle as presenter but it was eventually hosted by Cilla Black, who already hosted the LWT series, Surprise Surprise. Blind Date originally ran on Saturday nights from 30 November 1985 to 31 May 2003 on ITV. The show returned in 2017 on Channel 5. The new series began airing on 17 June 2017 in its usual Saturday night slot and is produced by So Television and Stellify Media, a firm part-owned by Sony Pictures Television. Paul O'Grady presents the revived series. Melanie Sykes became the new voice of the show, taking over the role most famously held by Graham Skidmore in the original series.

Blind Date - Format - Netflix

The show had a format similar to the show known in Australia as Perfect Match or in the US as The Dating Game. Three singles of the same sex were introduced to the audience. They were then asked a question by a single individual of the opposite sex, who could hear but not see them, to choose with whom to go on a date. Before the decision Our Graham (replaced in the final ITV series by Tommy Sandhu), who was never seen, gave an amusing reminder of each contestant. The couple then picked an envelope naming their destination. The following episode showed the couple on their date, as well as interviews with them about the date and each other. Locations ranged from Bognor Regis or a date in an ice cream factory, to Anguilla or the Maldives. In the final series (2002–03), the format was tweaked; the “Ditch or Date?” twist was added to the show. Also, a behind-the-scenes companion show, called Blind Date: Kiss & Tell was produced for ITV2 and hosted by Sarah Cawood and Brendan Courtney. In 2003, the show was broadcast live to try to improve dwindling ratings.

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3-2-1 - Netflix

3-2-1 was a popular (and very successful) British game show that was made by Yorkshire Television for ITV. It ran for ten years, between 29 July 1978 and 24 December 1988, with former Butlins Redcoat Ted Rogers as the host.

It was based on a Spanish gameshow called Un, dos, tres... responda otra vez and was a trio of three shows in one, a quiz, a variety and game shows.

The show was a huge success consistently pulling in large ratings. The first series, though, intended as a summer filler, attracted up to 16.5 million viewers and subsequent years never failed to peak below 12 million. The show occupied a Saturday early evening slot for most of its run.

The final Christmas special (broadcast on 24 December 1988) attracted 12.5 million viewers.

3-2-1 - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 1978-07-29

3-2-1 - 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + ⋯ - Netflix

The infinite series whose terms are the natural numbers 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + ⋯ is a divergent series. The nth partial sum of the series is the triangular number

∑                      k            =            1                                n                          k        =                                            n              (              n              +              1              )                        2                          ,              {\displaystyle \sum _{k=1}^{n}k={\frac {n(n+1)}{2}},}  

which increases without bound as n goes to infinity. Because the sequence of partial sums fails to converge to a finite limit, the series does not have a sum. Although the series seems at first sight not to have any meaningful value at all, it can be manipulated to yield a number of mathematically interesting results, some of which have applications in other fields such as complex analysis, quantum field theory, and string theory. Many summation methods are used in mathematics to assign numerical values even to a divergent series. In particular, the methods of zeta function regularization and Ramanujan summation assign the series a value of − 1/12, which is expressed by a famous formula:

1        +        2        +        3        +        4        +        ⋯        =        −                              1            12                          ,              {\displaystyle 1+2+3+4+\cdots =-{\frac {1}{12}},}  

where the left-hand side has to be interpreted as being the value obtained by using one of the aforementioned summation methods and not as the sum of an infinite series in its usual meaning. In a monograph on moonshine theory, Terry Gannon calls this equation “one of the most remarkable formulae in science”.

3-2-1 - History - Netflix

It is unclear whether Leonhard Euler summed the series to − 1/12. According to Morris Kline, Euler's early work on divergent series relied on function expansions, from which he concluded 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + ⋯ = ∞. According to Raymond Ayoub, the fact that the divergent zeta series is not Abel summable prevented Euler from using the zeta function as freely as the eta function, and he “could not have attached a meaning” to the series. Other authors have credited Euler with the sum, suggesting that Euler would have extended the relationship between the zeta and eta functions to negative integers. In the primary literature, the series 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + ⋯ is mentioned in Euler's 1760 publication De seriebus divergentibus alongside the divergent geometric series 1 + 2 + 4 + 8 + ⋯. Euler hints that series of this type have finite, negative sums, and he explains what this means for geometric series, but he does not return to discuss 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + ⋯. In the same publication, Euler writes that the sum of 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + ⋯ is infinite.

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The Quizeum - Netflix

Griff Rhys Jones hosts the part panel, part quiz show which is based around the UK's museums.

The Quizeum - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: To Be Determined

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2015-03-26

The Quizeum - Griff Rhys Jones - Netflix

Griffith Rhys Jones (born 16 November 1953) is a Welsh comedian, writer, actor and television presenter. He starred in a number of television series with his comedy partner, Mel Smith. Rhys Jones came to national attention in the 1980s for his work in the BBC television comedy sketch shows Not the Nine O'Clock News and Alas Smith and Jones. With Smith, he founded television production company Talkback Productions, now part of RTL Group and later in 2005, he started the production company Modern Television. He went on to develop a career as a television presenter and writer, as well as continuing with acting work. Until 2016, he presented the television bloopers show It'll Be Alright on the Night for ITV, having replaced Denis Norden in 2008.

The Quizeum - Early life and education - Netflix

Griffith Rhys Jones was born in Cardiff, the son of Gwynneth Margaret (née Jones) and Elwyn Rhys Jones, a medical doctor. The family moved because of his father's occupation to West Sussex when he was 6 months old. He attended Conifers Primary School in Midhurst, West Sussex, junior school in Epping, Essex, and Brentwood School, also in Essex. After a short spell working as a petrol pump attendant, Rhys Jones gained a gap year job on the P&O ship Uganda, working for a company organising school trips. In his autobiography, Semi-Detached (see below), he describes how he was charged with helping to look after 600 Canadian schoolgirls, followed by a similar number of younger Scottish schoolchildren, and refers to the experience as being like “St Trinians at sea”. He wrote to eight of the Canadians afterwards. Rhys Jones followed Charlie Bean and Douglas Adams to Cambridge, reading history and English at Emmanuel College, graduating with a 2:1.

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5 Gold Rings - Netflix

5 Gold Rings is a game show based on a U.K. format. Played on an interactive LED floor, 5 Gold Rings takes its title from the rings given each player as they answer questions over five levels. Viewers can connect to the game via smartphone, playing along on a mini-version of the LED floor.

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: In Development

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: None

5 Gold Rings - Gold - Netflix

Gold is a chemical element with symbol Au (from Latin: aurum) and atomic number 79, making it one of the higher atomic number elements that occur naturally. In its purest form, it is a bright, slightly reddish yellow, dense, soft, malleable, and ductile metal. Chemically, gold is a transition metal and a group 11 element. It is one of the least reactive chemical elements and is solid under standard conditions. Gold often occurs in free elemental (native) form, as nuggets or grains, in rocks, in veins, and in alluvial deposits. It occurs in a solid solution series with the native element silver (as electrum) and also naturally alloyed with copper and palladium. Less commonly, it occurs in minerals as gold compounds, often with tellurium (gold tellurides). Gold is resistant to most acids, though it does dissolve in aqua regia, a mixture of nitric acid and hydrochloric acid, which forms a soluble tetrachloroaurate anion. Gold is insoluble in nitric acid, which dissolves silver and base metals, a property that has long been used to refine gold and to confirm the presence of gold in metallic objects, giving rise to the term acid test. Gold also dissolves in alkaline solutions of cyanide, which are used in mining and electroplating. Gold dissolves in mercury, forming amalgam alloys, but this is not a chemical reaction. A relatively rare element, gold is a precious metal that has been used for coinage, jewelry, and other arts throughout recorded history. In the past, a gold standard was often implemented as a monetary policy, but gold coins ceased to be minted as a circulating currency in the 1930s, and the world gold standard was abandoned for a fiat currency system after 1971. A total of 186,700 tonnes of gold exists above ground, as of 2015. The world consumption of new gold produced is about 50% in jewelry, 40% in investments, and 10% in industry. Gold's high malleability, ductility, resistance to corrosion and most other chemical reactions, and conductivity of electricity have led to its continued use in corrosion resistant electrical connectors in all types of computerized devices (its chief industrial use). Gold is also used in infrared shielding, colored-glass production, gold leafing, and tooth restoration. Certain gold salts are still used as anti-inflammatories in medicine. As of 2016, the world's largest gold producer by far was China with 450 tonnes per year.

5 Gold Rings - Earth's mantle origins - Netflix

In 2017, an international group of scientists, including José María González Jiménez and Ramón y Cajalan, in cooperation with the University of Granada and other universities, while researching the origins of gold, historically established that it “came to the Earth's surface from the deepest regions of our planet,” evidenced by their findings at Deseado Massif in the Argentinian Patagonia.

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Huskestue - Netflix

Huskestue - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: Norwegian

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2015-04-08

Huskestue - Gullruten - Netflix

Gullruten (“Golden Screen”) is an annual award for the Norwegian TV industry, founded in 1998 by Norske Film- og TV-produsenters forening. The awarding committee has representatives from the major national TV companies, NRK, TV 2, TV3 and TVNorge. In 1998, the show was hosted by Nadia Hasnaoui, and from 1999 to 2012, by Dorthe Skappel. From 2013, the show has been hosted by Henriette Steenstrup and John Brungot. The prize categories have varied over the years. Some of the categories that have been awarded are: Best Entertainment Program, Best Reality, Best Documentary Soap, Best TV Drama, Best Comedy Show, Best Children's or Youth Program, Best Magazine- or Life Style Program, Best Fact- or Actuality Program, Best TV Documentary, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Female Television Presenter and Best Male Television Presenter.

Huskestue - 2017 Awards - Netflix

«Best Entertainment Program»: Lindmo Beste konkurransedrevne Reality: Farmen Kjendis «Best Reality»: Petter Uteligger Fra Gata Til Nordkapp «Best Docu-Soap»: Fjorden Cowboys «Best TV Drama»: Valkyrien «Best Comedy Program»: Vikingane «Best Children's or Youth Program»: Snøfall «Best Lifestyle Program»: Live Redder Verden Litt «Best Actuality- or News Program»: Åsted Norge «Best TV Documentary»: Dugma - The Button «Best Documentary Series»: Flukt «Best Actress»: Ellen Dorrit Petersen for her role in Aber Bergen «Best Actor»: Pål Sverre Hagen for his role in Valkyrien «Best Female Television Presenter»: Solveig Kloppen - En Kveld Hos Kloppen «Best Male Television Presenter»: Leo Ajkic - Flukt Årets Deltaker: Nina Blomli - En Dag i Livet «Best Innovation»: The Stream «Best Event- or Sportsshow»: P3 Gull «Honorary Prize»: Wenche Andersen «TV Moment of the Year»: Skam - O Helga Natt «People's Choice Award»: Tarjei Sandvik Moe and Henrik Holm

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Big Fan - Netflix

Big Fan is a half-hour weekly comedic game show from Jimmy Kimmel based on the viral "Who Knows…?" celebrity vs. super-fan game segment on his ABC late-night show Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Big Fan - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: To Be Determined

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2017-01-09

Big Fan - Big Fan - Netflix

Big Fan is a 2009 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Robert D. Siegel, and starring Patton Oswalt, Kevin Corrigan, Marcia Jean Kurtz, Michael Rapaport, and Scott Ferrall. The story revolves around the bleak yet amiable life of the self-described “world’s biggest New York Giants fan”, Paul Aufiero (Oswalt). Big Fan garnered positive reviews at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. The film had a limited release in the United States beginning on August 28, 2009.

Big Fan - Reception - Netflix

Big Fan received mostly positive reviews from critics. Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a rating of 86%, based on 88 reviews, and an average rating of 7.1/10. The website's critical consensus reads, “Featuring Patton Oswalt's sympathetic portrayal, Big Fan humorously and effectively captures the dark and lonely world of a sports fanatic.” Metacritic gives the film a score of 70 out of 100, based on 27 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews.” The New York Times gave the film a positive review, describing it as an “agreeably low-key and modest film.”

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Take Your Pick! - Netflix

Take Your Pick! was a United Kingdom game show originally broadcast by Radio Luxembourg in the early 1950s. The show transferred to television in 1955 with the launch of ITV, where it continued until 1968. As it was the first game show broadcast on commercial television in the UK (and the BBC did not at that point offer monetary prizes on its game shows),

It was also by default the first British game show to offer cash prizes.

The programme was later revived from 24 February 1992 to 28 August 1998.

Take Your Pick! - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1992-02-24

Take Your Pick! - Take Your Pick! - Netflix

Take Your Pick! was a United Kingdom game show originally broadcast by Radio Luxembourg in the early 1950s. The show was moved to television in 1955 with the launch of ITV, where it continued until 1968. As it was the first game show broadcast on commercial television in the UK (and the BBC), monetary prizes were not offered to its participants. It was also, by default, the first British game show to offer cash prizes. The programme was later revived from 24 February 1992 to 23 December 1999. The show featured female assistants to accompany Des O' Connor. They were Jodie Wilson in the first two of the revived series, then Gillian Blakeney and Gayle Blakeney in 1994, followed by Sarah Matravers (1996) and Sasha Lawrence in 1998.

Take Your Pick! - History - Netflix

The first version of the television show was produced by Associated-Rediffusion (later Rediffusion London), while the revival was made by Thames Television, whose arrival as the new London weekday ITV company had led to the demise of the original show. During the gameplay, contestants would answer a series of questions without using the words yes or no in what was known as the “Yes-No Interlude”. If they failed to answer all the questions, they would subsequently be gonged off the stage. If successful, however, contestants would answer more questions to win modest monetary prizes. At the climax of the show, contestants would be offered the choice of whether to “take the money” (take all money they had earned so far) or “open the box”, which could contain good prizes such as a holiday or a washing machine. It could also contain booby prizes such as a mousetrap or a bag of sweets. The first version was hosted by Michael Miles. After its demise, Miles hosted a similar show for Southern Television called Wheel of Fortune, not to be confused with the later Wheel of Fortune of the same title. Bob Danvers-Walker, who was the voice of Pathé News from 1940 until its demise in 1970, was the show's announcer. Alec Dane was on hand to bang the gong. Harold Smart was at the electronic organ. Singer and TV presenter Des O'Connor became the host for the second version, which aired from 1992 to 1999. His future wife, Australian born Jodie Wilson, was one of the hostesses; she would later be replaced by former Neighbours twins Gayle and Gillian Blakeney, also from Australia. The show was again revived for one night as part of Ant & Dec's Gameshow Marathon in 2005. This was a series presented of the Geordie duo, who presented classic ITV gameshows as part of the channel's 50th anniversary in their own style. A similar formula was used for Pot of Gold, another game show hosted by O'Connor. The game was played during the ninth series of Britain's Got More Talent.

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Win Big - Netflix

As a pro-skater, television star, and serial entrepreneur, Rob Dyrdek, is a professional "dream-achiever" who carved his own path to fame and fortune by transforming his passions into reality. Now, Rob is teaming up with MTV for a revolutionary new game show where \$100,000 will be given away in every episode to help young people take life to the next level on Win Big.

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: In Development

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: None

Win Big - Big Brother 19 (U.S.) - Netflix

Big Brother 19 is the nineteenth season of the American reality television series Big Brother. It is based upon the Dutch series of the same name. The season premiered on June 28, 2017 on CBS in the United States with a two-hour season premiere and Julie Chen returning as host. The season was titled “Summer of Temptation” with the various contestants able to receive a temptation which gave the taker a surprise reward or game advantage but also unleashed a game change for one or more other players. Viewers at home were able to vote to offer selected chosen players a secret temptation. A weekly opt-in competition, known as the Temptation Challenge, would give the winner immunity from the week's nomination but also put the last-place finisher on the block as a third nominee, able to compete in the weekly Veto Competition and avoid a backdoor nomination. On September 20, 2017, Josh Martinez won the game in a 5–4 vote against returning Big Brother 18 runner-up Paul Abrahamian, earning the latter the distinction of being the first person to lose a Final 2 jury vote twice.

Win Big - Den of Temptation - Netflix

During the first three weeks of the season, the viewing public will vote for a HouseGuest of their choice to secretly enter a room called the Den of Temptation. The temptation inside the den could provide an advantage in the game but will come with a consequence that may affect one or more HouseGuests. The public's chosen HouseGuest can choose to accept the temptation or reject it completely. Each HouseGuest can only be chosen to enter the den once during their time in the House. The results of the vote and the HouseGuest decision will be shown during the Sunday primetime episode.

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Winsanity - Netflix

The series, hosted by actor Donald Faison ("Scrubs"), is unique in that the game play offers the opportunity for prizes to be won not only by the contestants but also by the studio audience. GSN has also partnered with participation TV technology company iPowow to allow viewers to play along at home in real-time for a chance to win prizes throughout the season.

Each half-hour episode of Winsanity features a contestant attempting to rank ten compelling and surprising facts in numerical order, from lowest to highest (i.e.: Which is greater: the number of marriages each year in the US, or the number of President Barack Obama's Twitter followers?). Every time a contestant is correct and wins a prize, so does a randomly selected portion of the studio audience. However, if a contestant gives a wrong answer at any point, they, and the audience lose everything, and a new contestant takes his or her place and continues the game, trying to win prizes that increase in value with each round.

Winsanity - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2016-06-09

Winsanity - Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade - Netflix

The Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade is an American television special that airs on Christmas Day on ABC, taped primarily inside the Magic Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, approximately one month prior to Christmas Day. A Spanish simulcast of the parade has aired on Univision under the titles Desfile de Navidad Disney, (Feliz) Navidad Disney, and Navidad Mágica Disney, and typically airs Spanish singers who sing Christmas carols as well as their latest hits. Past shows have included segments featuring other Disney theme parks in Orlando, Florida; Anaheim, California; and around the world (plus in recent editions, the Disney Cruise Line). The program has aired annually since 1983, with the exception of the year 2000 when Disney aired a Christmas Eve “Tracking Santa” special instead. In 1999, a nighttime version of the parade was shown on Christmas Day.

Winsanity - History - Netflix

The parade was first telecast, as Walt Disney World's Very Merry Christmas Parade in 1983; Joan Lunden and Mike Douglas were the hosts. Alan Thicke later replaced Douglas, and Regis Philbin was later added as an on-street interviewer. Eventually Philbin took over as co-host, and Kelly Ripa (his cohost on Live with Regis and Kelly) later joined him. The parade has been aired every year since 1983 except for in the year 2000. Over the years, the program has gone through a number of name changes. During the 1980s and 1990s, the program was known as The Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade. The program's name was then changed to Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade. From 2009 through 2013, the program was referred to as the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade. For a few years after that, the program's name would change on a yearly basis, being known as Disney Parks Frozen Christmas Celebration in 2014, Disney Parks Unforgettable Christmas Celebration in 2015, and finally Disney Parks Magical Christmas Celebration since 2016.

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5 Gold Rings - Netflix

5 Gold Rings is a game show based on a U.K. format. Played on an interactive LED floor, 5 Gold Rings takes its title from the rings given each player as they answer questions over five levels. Viewers can connect to the game via smartphone, playing along on a mini-version of the LED floor.

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: In Development

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: None

5 Gold Rings - The Twelve Days of Christmas (song) - Netflix

“The Twelve Days of Christmas” (Roud 68) is an English Christmas carol that enumerates in the manner of a cumulative song a series of increasingly grand gifts given on each of the twelve days of Christmas (the twelve days that make up the Christmas season, starting with Christmas Day). The song, published in England in 1780 without music as a chant or rhyme, is thought to be French in origin. “The Twelve Days of Christmas” has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 68. The tunes of collected versions vary. The standard tune now associated with it is derived from a 1909 arrangement of a traditional folk melody by English composer Frederic Austin, who first introduced the now familiar prolongation of the verse “five gold rings”.

5 Gold Rings - Christmas Price Index - Netflix

Since 1984, the cumulative costs of the items mentioned in the song have been used as a tongue-in-cheek economic indicator. Assuming the gifts are repeated in full in each round of the song, then a total of 364 items are delivered by the twelfth day. This custom began with and is maintained by PNC Bank. Two pricing charts are created, referred to as the Christmas Price Index and The True Cost of Christmas. The former is an index of the current costs of one set of each of the gifts given by the True Love to the singer of the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”. The latter is the cumulative cost of all the gifts with the repetitions listed in the song. The people mentioned in the song are hired, not purchased. The total costs of all goods and services for the 2015 Christmas Price Index is US$34,130.99, or $155,407.18 for all 364 items. The original 1984 cost was $12,623.10. The index has been criticised for not accurately reflecting the true cost of the gifts featured in the Christmas carol.

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Reflex - Netflix

Fast-paced game show with Shane Ritchie, as two families battle each other in a series of super-fast physical and mental challenges, all captured in state-of-the-art slow motion.

Reflex - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 45 minutes

Premier: 2014-01-11

Reflex - Primitive reflexes - Netflix

Primitive reflexes are reflex actions originating in the central nervous system that are exhibited by normal infants, but not neurologically intact adults, in response to particular stimuli. These reflexes are suppressed by the development of the frontal lobes as a child transitions normally into child development. These primitive reflexes are also called infantile, infant or newborn reflexes. Older children and adults with atypical neurology (e.g., people with cerebral palsy) may retain these reflexes and primitive reflexes may reappear in adults. Reappearance may be attributed to certain neurological conditions including dementia (especially in a rare set of diseases called frontotemporal degenerations), traumatic lesions, and strokes. An individual with cerebral palsy and typical intelligence can learn to suppress these reflexes, but the reflex might resurface under certain conditions (i.e., during extreme startle reaction). Reflexes may also be limited to those areas affected by the atypical neurology, (i.e., individuals with cerebral palsy that only affects their legs retaining the Babinski reflex but having normal speech); for those individuals with hemiplegia, the reflex may be seen in the foot on the affected side only. Primitive reflexes are primarily tested with suspected brain injury or some dementias such as Parkinson's disease for the purpose of assessing frontal lobe functioning. If they are not being suppressed properly they are called frontal release signs. Atypical primitive reflexes are also being researched as potential early warning signs of autistic spectrum disorders. Primitive reflexes are mediated by extrapyramidal functions, many of which are already present at birth. They are lost as the pyramidal tracts gain functionality with progressive myelination. They may reappear in adults or children with loss of function of the pyramidal system due to a variety of reasons. However, with the advent of Amiel Tison method of neurological assessment, the importance of assessment of such reflexes in the pediatric population has come down.

Reflex - Babkin reflex - Netflix

The Babkin reflex occurs in newborn babies, and describes varying responses to the application of pressure to both palms. Infants may display head flexion, head rotation, opening of the mouth, or a combination of these responses. Smaller, premature infants are more susceptible to the reflex, with an observed occurrence in a child of 26 weeks gestation. It is named after the Russian physiologist, Boris Babkin.

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The Adventure Game - Netflix

The Adventure Game was a game show, aimed at children but with an adult following, which was originally broadcast on UK television channels BBC1 and BBC2 between 24 May 1980 and 18 February 1986.

Dragons used to kidnap celebrities, and transport them by London Underground to the planet Arg, where they would be made to play games for the entertainment of a cross aspidistra called the Rangdo.

The Adventure Game - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1980-05-24

The Adventure Game - Mistborn Adventure Game - Netflix

The Mistborn Adventure Game is a pen and paper role playing game that was published in 2011 by Crafty Games and is a licensed release based on American author Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn novel series. Sanderson was involved in the game's creation and the game is set in Scadrial; the World created by the Mistborn series. The initial Mistborn Adventure Game book was released on December 16, 2011. Since 2011, two supplementary material books have been published. The first supplement was released March 2014 and is called Terris: Wrought of Copper. The second supplement was released on August 3, 2014 and is called Alloy of Law, not to be confused with the fourth Mistborn book called The Alloy of Law.

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Blind Date - Netflix

Blind Date is a British dating game show produced by London Weekend Television for ITV & was hosted by Cilla Black. It ran on Saturday nights from 30 November 1985 to 31 May 2003. The show had a format similar to the show known in Australia as 'Perfect Match' or in the US as 'The Dating Game'. Three singles of the same sex were introduced to the audience. They were then questioned by a single of the opposite sex, who could hear but not see them, to choose with whom to go on a date. Before the decision 'Our Graham' (replaced on the final series by Tommy Sandhu), who was never seen, gave an amusing reminder of each contestant. The couple then picked an envelope naming their destination. The following episode showed the couple on their date, and interviews with them about the date and about each other.

Blind Date - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 1985-11-30

Blind Date - My Blind Date with Life - Netflix

My Blind Date With Life (German: Mein Blind Date mit dem Leben) is a 2017 German biographical film directed by Marc Rothemund.

Blind Date - Cast - Netflix

Kostja Ullmann - Saliya Kahawatte Anna Maria Mühe - Laura Ludger Pistor - Lehrer Döngen Nilam Farooq - Sheela Herbert Forthuber - Herr Kolditz Kida Khodr Ramadan - Hamid Johann von Bülow - Kleinschmidt Jacob Matschenz - Max Uwe Preuss - Augenarzt Alexander Held - Fried Rainer Reiners - Deutschlehrer Michael A. Grimm - Küchenchef Krohn Samira El Ouassil - Jala Asgari

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Pawnography - Netflix

In each episode of Pawnography, contestants will compete against each other and 'The Pawn Stars' in three rounds of trivia style questions - that escalate in difficulty as the rounds advance - to win money and coveted items from the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawnshop. Rick, Corey & Chumlee are featured in each episode as they vigorously defend their treasured items from confident and brainy contestants. The cherished items up for grabs are from Rick's personal collection and he doesn't want to give them up - this is the only game show that doesn't want the contestants to win!

Pawnography - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2014-07-10

Pawnography - List of Defiance episodes - Netflix

Defiance is an American science fiction television series developed for television by Rockne S. O'Bannon, Kevin Murphy, and Michael Taylor. The series is produced by Universal Cable Productions, in transmedia collaboration with Trion Worlds, who produce an MMORPG video game of the same name that ties into the series. Defiance was renewed for a 13-episode third season on September 25, 2014, which premiered on June 12, 2015. On October 16, 2015, the show was cancelled by Syfy after three seasons. During the course of the series, 38 episodes of Defiance aired over three seasons.

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Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit - Netflix

Dara O Briain returns to Dave and this time he wants to play some games with the likes of Russell Howard, Bob Mortimer, Rachel Riley, David James and Jason Manford. Based on the smash hit live Edinburgh show, Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit sees celebrities battle each other at a host of classic and contemporary games - everything from Star Wars Battlefront and Temple Run to Pong and Tetris. Well, we're game. Are you? (The answer is Yes. Yes you are).

Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2016-09-05

Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit - List of British game shows - Netflix

This is a list of British game shows. A game show is a type of radio, television, or internet programming genre in which contestants, television personalities or celebrities, sometimes as part of a team, play a game which involves answering questions or solving puzzles usually for money and/or prizes.

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GamesMaster - Netflix

GamesMaster was a British television show, screened on Channel 4 from 7th January 1992 to 3rd February 1998, and was the first-ever UK television show dedicated to computer and video games.

GamesMaster - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1992-01-07

GamesMaster - Dexter Fletcher - Netflix

Dexter Fletcher (born 31 January 1966) is an English actor and director. He appeared in Guy Ritchie's film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, crime comedy Smoking Guns as well as television roles in such shows as the comedy-drama Hotel Babylon, the HBO series Band of Brothers, and earlier in his career, the children's show Press Gang, and the film Bugsy Malone. He also had a short-lived stint at presenting the third series of Channel 4's GamesMaster that aired between 1993 and 1994. Fletcher made his directorial debut with Wild Bill (2011), and also directed Sunshine On Leith (2013) and Eddie the Eagle (2016). Fletcher replaced Bryan Singer as director of Bohemian Rhapsody, a film about the band Queen, due for release in October 2018.

GamesMaster - Directing - Netflix

Fletcher's debut as a director, Wild Bill, was released on March 20, 2012. His second film as director is a musical film by Stephen Greenhorn, Sunshine on Leith based around the popular Proclaimers songs which was released on 4 October 2013. In 2016, he directed the feature film Eddie the Eagle. On December 6, 2017, Fletcher was announced as Bryan Singer's replacement in the upcoming Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, to be released on November 2, 2018.

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Race to the Scene - Netflix

Pairs of contestants race to and from actual movie locations as they compete in challenges and stunts inspired by memorable movie moments.

Race to the Scene - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2013-06-06

Race to the Scene - RuPaul's Drag Race (season 8) - Netflix

The eighth season of RuPaul's Drag Race began airing on March 7, 2016. Returning judges include RuPaul and Michelle Visage, along with Ross Mathews and Carson Kressley, who shared judging responsibilities on an alternating basis. Twelve drag queens competed for the title of “America's Next Drag Superstar”. The prizes for the winner are a one-year supply of Anastasia Beverly Hills cosmetics and a cash prize of $100,000. The full list of contestants was revealed during the NewNowNext Awards on February 1, 2016. The song “U Wear It Well” from RuPaul's album Butch Queen was featured in promotion for the show. On March 31, 2016, it was announced LogoTV renewed the show for a ninth season. It was the last season to solely be played on Logo, as the show moved to VH1 for its ninth season, and RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars Season 2 was broadcast simultaneously on VH1. The theme song played during the runway segment every episode was “The Realness”, and the song played during the closing credits was “Die Tomorrow”, both songs from the album Realness. The winner of the eighth season of RuPaul's Drag Race was Bob the Drag Queen, with Kim Chi and Naomi Smalls being the runners-up. Cynthia Lee Fontaine returned on the ninth season as a surprise contestant to compete with the other 13 drag queens. She placed 10th overall. Chi Chi DeVayne and Thorgy Thor competed on the third season of All Stars. Thorgy placed 10th and Chi Chi placed 8th overall.

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BattleBots - Netflix

BattleBots is a reimagined take on the killer robot combat sport, from Whalerock Industries and the creators of the original BattleBots franchise, Ed Roski and Greg Munson. The homemade robots are back for season two, where they will battle against each other in a single elimination tournament until there is one champion. The ten episode series will feature next generation robots – bigger, faster and stronger than ever before. The show will continue to emphasize the design and build elements of each robot, the bot builder backstories, their intense pursuit of the championship and the spectacle of the event. While there's only one weight class, there are a huge variety of deadly weapons. Forty-eight robots will enter, but in the end, only one will win the final trophy.

BattleBots - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2015-06-21

BattleBots - BattleBots: Beyond the BattleBox - Netflix

BattleBots: Beyond the BattleBox is a video game based on the BattleBots license for the Game Boy Advance. It was developed by Cave+Barn Studios and Pipe Dream Interactive and was published by Majesco Entertainment. Players create and manage a team of BattleBots. A sequel called BattleBots: Design & Destroy was released on August 31, 2003.

BattleBots - Sequel - Netflix

BattleBots: Design & Destroy was released on August 31, 2003 for the Game Boy Advance. It was stated that the game was the sequel to BattleBots: Beyond the BattleBox; but it actually is the same game released under a different name, albeit with some bugs fixed. It was possible that the game was released to pick up sales from gamers mistaking it for the PC game Robot Arena 2: Design & Destroy.

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Million Dollar Money Drop - Netflix

Contestants are given \$1 million and have to work together to keep the money by answering multiple-choice questions.

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2010-12-20

Million Dollar Money Drop - The Million Dollar Homepage - Netflix

The Million Dollar Homepage is a website conceived in 2005 by Alex Tew, a student from Wiltshire, England, to raise money for his university education. The home page consisted of a million pixels arranged in a 1000 × 1000 pixel grid; the image-based links on it were sold for $1 per pixel in 10 × 10 blocks. The purchasers of these pixel blocks provided tiny images to be displayed on them, a URL to which the images were linked, and a slogan to be displayed when hovering a cursor over the link. The aim of the website was to sell all of the pixels in the image, thus generating a million dollars of income for the creator. The Wall Street Journal has commented that the site inspired other websites that sell pixels. Launched on 26 August 2005, the website became an Internet phenomenon. The Alexa ranking of web traffic peaked at around 127; as of 9 May 2009, it was 40,044. On 1 January 2006, the final 1,000 pixels were put up for auction on eBay. The auction closed on 11 January with a winning bid of $38,100 that brought the final tally to $1,037,100 in gross During the January 2006 auction, the website was subject to a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS) and ransom demand, which left it inaccessible to visitors for a week while its security system was upgraded. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Wiltshire Constabulary investigated the attack and extortion attempt. By July 2017, approximately 37% of the site's links were suffering from link rot.

Million Dollar Money Drop - DDoS attack - Netflix

On 7 January 2006, three days before the auction of the final 1,000 pixels was due to end, Tew received an e-mail from an organisation called “The Dark Group”, and was told The Million Dollar Homepage would become the victim of a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS) if a ransom of $5,000 was not paid by 10 January. Believing the threat to be a hoax, he ignored it, but a week later received a second e-mail threat: “Hello u website is under us atack to stop the DDoS send us 50000$.” Again, he ignored the threat, and the website was flooded with extra traffic and e-mails, causing it to crash. “I haven't replied to any of them as I don't want to give them the satisfaction and I certainly don't intend to pay them any money. What is happening to my website is like terrorism. If you pay them, new attacks will start,” Tew said. The website was inaccessible to visitors for a week until the host server upgraded the security system, and filtered traffic through anti-DDoS software. Wiltshire Constabulary's Hi-Tech Crime Unit and the Federal Bureau of Investigation were called to investigate the extortion and attack; they believed it originated in Russia.

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The Big Food Fight - Netflix

Intelligent and entertaining, The Big Food Fight is a nourishing snack for connoisseurs of the comestible. Covering everything from cooking to shopping and growing to eating, the programme is a gastronomic, gladiatorial battle: a brand new food quiz that asks, do you know your onions? Hosted by the sharp-witted Sue Perkins, each week resident captain Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is forced to defend his cooking credentials as he is challenged by a different captain, a famous food personality, to establish who knows the most about all things edible.

The Big Food Fight - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 35 minutes

Premier: 2009-09-08

The Big Food Fight - Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall - Netflix

Hugh Christopher Edmund Fearnley-Whittingstall (born 14 January 1965) is an English celebrity chef, television personality, journalist, food writer and campaigner on food and environmental issues, known for his back-to-basics philosophy. Fearnley-Whittingstall is best known for hosting the River Cottage series on the UK television channel Channel 4, in which audiences observe his efforts to become a self-reliant, downshifted farmer in rural England — Fearnley-Whittingstall feeds himself, his family and friends with locally produced and sourced fruits, vegetables, fish, eggs and meat. Fearnley-Whittingstall has also become a well-known campaigner on issues related to food production and the environment, such as fisheries management and animal welfare.

The Big Food Fight - Early life - Netflix

Born in Hampstead, London to gardener and writer, Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall, and father, Robert Fearnley-Whittingstall, Fearnley-Whittingstall was brought up in Gloucestershire. He was educated at Summer Fields School, Eton College and St Peter's College, Oxford, where he read philosophy and psychology.

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The Chase: Celebrity Special - Netflix

The Chase: Celebrity Special is a spin-off of the original The Chase featuring celebrity teams as contestants.

Unlike the regular version, which is broadcast daily, the celebrity version is broadcast weekly. As with the daily show, the spin-off is hosted by Walsh and features the same Chasers (Labbett, Wallace, Hegerty, Sinha and Ryan). The game is played exactly the same as the regular version. However, if all four celebrities have been caught by the Chaser, the prize fund during the Final Chase is £20,000. If the team is caught during the Final Chase, a consolation prize of £1,000 is awarded to the charities for each celebrity who advanced to the Final Chase.

The Chase: Celebrity Special - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2011-10-29

The Chase: Celebrity Special - The Chase (UK game show) - Netflix

The Chase is a British television quiz show broadcast on ITV and hosted by Bradley Walsh. Contestants play against a professional quizzer, known as the “chaser”, who attempts to prevent them from winning a cash prize. The chasers are Mark Labbett, Shaun Wallace, Anne Hegerty, Paul Sinha and Jenny Ryan. Labbett and Wallace have both been chasers since series 1, while Hegerty joined in series 2, Sinha in series 4 and Ryan in series 9. A team of four contestants individually attempt to amass as much money as possible, which is later added to a prize fund if the contestant survives their individual chase. The chaser must attempt to catch each contestant during their individual chase, eliminating that person from the game and preventing the money from being added to the collective prize fund. Later, in the final round, contestants who survived their individual chases play collectively as a team against the chaser for an equal share of the prize fund. With a regular audience of three to five million, The Chase is one of ITV's most successful daytime shows ever. It has been nominated four times for “Best Daytime Show” at the National Television Awards, winning in 2016 and 2017. It has also become a successful international franchise: regional versions have been made in Australia, China, Croatia, Germany, Israel, Norway, Russia, Serbia, Turkey and the United States. Labbett, Hegerty and Wallace also feature as chasers on the Australian version, Labbett also featured as the sole chaser on the now-defunct American version. Episodes of The Chase are often repeated on ITV on weekends, and weekdays when the newest series is on a break. Repeats also occasionally air on ITV4 and frequently on Challenge.

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The Renovation Game - Netflix

Jonnie Irwin (A Place in the Sun) and Simon O'Brien present The Renovation Game; the property show that, for the builders, is literally make or break! In a brilliant new twist on a property idea, The Renovation Game sees a crack team of up-and-coming builders and designers put their own fees on the line if they fail to raise a property's value. Each episode sees the experts given three days and £3000 to revamp a property and add to its value by £15,000. If they fail, they don't get paid.

The Renovation Game - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2012-05-21

The Renovation Game - Michigan Stadium - Netflix

Michigan Stadium, nicknamed “The Big House”, is the football stadium for the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It is the largest stadium in the United States, the second largest stadium in the world and the 34th largest sports venue. Its official capacity is 107,601, but it has hosted crowds in excess of 115,000. Michigan Stadium was built in 1927 at a cost of $950,000 (equivalent to $10.8 million in 2016) and had an original capacity of 72,000. Prior to the stadium's construction, the Wolverines played football at Ferry Field. Every home game since November 8, 1975 has drawn a crowd in excess of 100,000, an active streak of more than 200 contests. On September 7, 2013, the game between Michigan and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish attracted a crowd of 115,109, a record attendance for a college football game since 1927, and an NCAA single-game attendance record at the time, overtaking the previous record of 114,804 set two years previously for the same matchup. Michigan Stadium was designed with footings to allow the stadium's capacity to be expanded beyond 100,000. Fielding Yost envisioned a day where 150,000 seats would be needed. To keep construction costs low at the time, the decision was made to build a smaller stadium than Yost envisioned but to include the footings for future expansion. Michigan Stadium is used for the University of Michigan's main graduation ceremonies; Lyndon Johnson outlined his Great Society program at the 1964 commencement ceremonies in the stadium. It has also hosted hockey games including the 2014 NHL Winter Classic, a regular season NHL game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings with an official attendance of 105,491, a record for a hockey game. Additionally, a 2014 International Champions Cup soccer match between Real Madrid and Manchester United had an attendance of 109,318, a record crowd for a soccer match in the United States.

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List of NCAA Division I FBS football stadiums List of stadiums by capacity

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Robot Wars - Netflix

Robot Wars is a British game show modelled on a US-based competition of the same name. Teams of amateur and professional roboteers make their own robots to fight against each other in both friendly and tournament matches.

Robot Wars - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 1998-02-20

Robot Wars - Super Robot Wars - Netflix

Super Robot Wars (スーパーロボット大戦, Sūpā Robotto Taisen) is a series of tactical role-playing video games produced by Banpresto, which is now a Japanese division of Bandai Namco Entertainment. Starting out as a spinoff of the Compati Hero Series, the main feature of the franchise is having a story that crosses over several popular mecha anime, manga and video games, allowing characters and mecha from different titles to team up or battle one another. The first game in the franchise was released for the Nintendo Game Boy on April 20, 1991. Later spawning numerous games that were released on various consoles and handhelds. Due to the nature of crossover games and licensing involved, only a few games have been released outside Japan, and in English (early English-language games only feature Banpresto's original characters and mecha, and a flagship installment were to never be released until 2016, with the English release of Super Robot Wars V in Southeast Asian countries). The franchise celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2016.

Robot Wars - Units - Netflix

Units in-game are generally separated into two categories: “super-type” and “real-type”. Super robots are heavy units with exceptionally high hit points and armor, and powerful melee weapons with high energy cost, but at the near expense of evasion and accuracy. On the other hand, real robots are light units which are faster and more agile and evasive, while possessing long-range, high-accuracy weapons that consume ammunition, but at the near expense of hit points and armor. Some units are treated as “support units”, regenerating hit points and/or energy to allies, while battleships and carriers serve as transports or to resupply all units, while also providing powerful fire support. Though every unit takes a single grid on the tactical map and has little visual difference in battle animations, a larger unit gains defensive and offensive bonus against smaller units, but carry a disadvantage to evasion and accuracy. In later titles, certain attacks can bypass the size attribute, nullifying the effect of size in combat. Some units have other unique characteristics: for example, Getter Robo can transform into different forms with new weapons and different attributes. To give the player more freedom in customization, some pilots are able to switch into other machines from the same series, such as placing MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam pilot Kamille Bidan into Judau Ashta's MSZ-010 Double Zeta Gundam.

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BBQ Pit Wars - Netflix

BBQ Pit Wars follows top competitors in the BBQ circuit as they engage in heated BBQ battle to dethrone the King of ‘Cue, Myron Mixon. They are considered the most successful pitmasters around, but every competition is a clean slate and an imposing challenge. Join these superstars of sauce behind the grill as they compete at some of the most prestigious and demanding BBQ competitions to see what it's really like when you're in the thick of BBQ battle.

BBQ Pit Wars - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2014-05-26

BBQ Pit Wars - List of Top Chef episodes - Netflix

Top Chef is an American reality competition television series which premiered on March 8, 2006, on Bravo. The show features chefs competing against each other in various culinary challenges. They are judged by a panel of professional chefs and other notables from the food and wine industry with one or more contestants eliminated in each episode. Since its inception, the series has aired over 200 episodes.

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Through The Keyhole - Netflix

Every week three celebrities should guess which famous person lived in the house, using the clues given by presenter and the film crew, located in the house.

Through The Keyhole - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1987-04-03

Through The Keyhole - Keith Lemon - Netflix

Keith Ian Lemon is a fictional character portrayed by English comedian Leigh Francis.

Through The Keyhole - 2010 - Netflix

In March 2010, Lemon made several appearances on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! companion show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! NOW! with host Caroline Flack. Shortly after, the third series of Celebrity Juice began broadcasting featuring two special episodes: the Girls Night Out special and a BBC Radio 1 vs. This Morning special. In July 2010, Lemon recorded a fitness DVD with Australian fitness instructor Deanne Berry. Since being released, the DVD, entitled 'Keith Lemon's Fit', has sold over 50,000 copies. In August 2010, Lemon worked as an agony uncle on This Morning, alongside Celebrity Juice colleague Holly Willoughby. In September 2010, the fourth series of Celebrity Juice began broadcasting featuring several special episodes, including a TV stars special, an episode dedicated to McFly, an episode dedicated to N-Dubz, an episode dedicated to The X Factor, an episode dedicated to Coronation Street, and an episode dedicated to JLS. The fourth series also revealed further details about Lemon, including his belief that he is the son of Billy Ocean, and that all Irish people should be referred to as a “potato”, a quote frequently referred to when discussing Jedward, Louis Walsh or any other Irish personalities. That year, Keith Lemon's Very Brilliant World Tour was released on DVD.

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@midnight - Netflix

Chris Hardwick leads three celebrity contestants down the ultimate internet wormhole. Culling from the darkest recesses of social media, they compete to determine who will be the funniest person for the next twenty three and a half hours.

@midnight - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2013-10-21

@midnight - Midnight - Netflix

Midnight is the transition time from one day to the next – the moment when the date changes. In ancient Roman timekeeping, midnight was halfway between sunset and sunrise (i.e., solar midnight), varying according to the seasons. By clock time, midnight is the opposite of noon, differing from it by 12 hours. Solar midnight is the time opposite to solar noon, when the Sun is closest to the nadir, and the night is equidistant from dusk and dawn. Due to the advent of time zones, which regularize time across a range of meridians, and daylight saving time, it rarely coincides with 12 midnight on the clock. Solar midnight depends on longitude and time of the year rather than on time zone. In the Northern Hemisphere, “midnight” had an ancient geographic association with “north” (as did “noon” with “south” – see noon). Modern Polish, Belarusian, Ukrainian and Serbian preserve this association with its word for “midnight” (północ, поўнач, північ, пoнoħ – literally “half-night”), which also means “north”.

@midnight - Start and end of day - Netflix

Midnight marks the beginning and ending of each day in civil time throughout the world. As the dividing point between one day and another, midnight defies easy classification as either part of the preceding day or of the following day. Though there is no global unanimity on the issue, most often midnight is considered the start of a new day and is associated with the hour 00:00. Even in locales with this technical resolution, however, vernacular references to midnight as the end of any given day may be common. Strictly speaking, it is incorrect to use “a.m.” and “p.m.” when referring to noon or midnight. The abbreviation a.m. stands for ante meridiem or before noon, and p.m. stands for post meridiem or after noon. Since noon is neither before nor after noon, and midnight is exactly twelve hours before and after noon, neither abbreviation is correct. However, many digital representations of time are configured to require an “a.m.” or “p.m.” designation, preventing the correct absence of such designators at midnight. In such cases, there is no international standard defining which arbitrary selection is best. In the United States and Canada, digital clocks and computers commonly display 12 a.m at midnight. The thirtieth edition of the U.S. Government Style Manual (2008), in sections 9.54 and 12.9b, recommended the use of “12 a.m.” for midnight and “12 p.m.” for noon. However, the previous 29th edition of the U.S. Government Printing Office Style Manual (2000), in section 12.9, recommended the opposite. There is no further record documenting this change. The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recommends avoiding confusion altogether by using “00.01 am” and the date instead of “midnight.” There are several common approaches to identifying and distinguishing the precise start and end of any given day. Use of a 24-hour clock can remove ambiguity. The “midnight” term can be avoided altogether if the end of day is noted as 24:00 and the beginning of day as 00:00. While both notations refer to the same moment in time, the choice of notation allows its association with the previous night or with the following morning. This approach follows the 24-hour time specification of ISO 8601. “Midnight” can be augmented with additional disambiguating information. A day and time of day may be explicitly identified together, for example “midnight Saturday night.” Alternatively, midnight as the division between days may be highlighted by identifying the pair of days so divided: “midnight Saturday/Sunday” or “midnight December 14/15.” The approach recommended by the NIST (“12:01 a.m.” or “11:59 p.m.” instead of midnight) can be particularly helpful when any ambiguity can have serious consequences, such as with contracts and other legal instruments. A clear convention may be legally defined or culturally promulgated. Associating midnight with 00:00 and the start of day is one option that has the benefit of aligning with many religious calendars which singularly define a start of day, such as the Hebrew calendar and the Islamic calendar. As noted above, however, such conventions or definitions may not be uniformly observed.

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Hypnotize Me - Netflix

Hypnotize Me, a new eight-episode one-hour comedy game show with a hypnotizing twist. Based on the smash-hit U.K. You're Back in the Room, the show features physical comedy and unpredictable situations as contestants are challenged to complete a variety of simple, everyday tasks, from frosting a cake to painting a picture…after being hypnotized.

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: In Development

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: None

Hypnotize Me - Hypnotize Minds - Netflix

Hypnotize Minds is an American record label started by DJ Paul and Juicy J of the Memphis rap group Three 6 Mafia in 1994. As a group act, Hypnotize Minds goes by the stage name Hypnotize Camp Posse. The label has been inactive since 2011.

Hypnotize Me - Three 6 Mafia - Netflix

DJ Paul Juicy J Lord Infamous Koopsta Knicca Crunchy Black Gangsta Boo

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Pawnography - Netflix

In each episode of Pawnography, contestants will compete against each other and 'The Pawn Stars' in three rounds of trivia style questions - that escalate in difficulty as the rounds advance - to win money and coveted items from the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawnshop. Rick, Corey & Chumlee are featured in each episode as they vigorously defend their treasured items from confident and brainy contestants. The cherished items up for grabs are from Rick's personal collection and he doesn't want to give them up - this is the only game show that doesn't want the contestants to win!

Pawnography - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2014-07-10

Pawnography - Dating Naked - Netflix

Dating Naked is an American reality dating game show shown on VH1, which debuted in July 2014. The show matched up several contestants who were routinely switched with other contestants. While contestants were nude most of the time, the show does not show contestants' genitals. Amy Paffrath served as the host for the first two seasons and was clothed in her appearances. The first season was filmed on an island in Panama. The second season, re-titled Dating Naked: Playing for Keeps and filmed in the Philippines, premiered on July 22, 2015 and concluded on September 16, 2015. The third season, hosted by Rocsi Diaz and filmed in Bora Bora, premiered on June 29, 2016 and concluded on September 14, 2016. On April 14, 2017, VH1 announced that Dating Naked was canceled after three seasons, though VH1 left open the possibility of a future series reboot.

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Ninja Warrior Sverige - Netflix

The world's by far the hardest and most exciting obstacle course come our to claim victims among the strongest in the country. Ninja Warrior has become an international phenomenon and success will come to Sweden. The program started in Japan in 1997 and then spread to the United States. Despite the fact that the races have been going on for seventeen years, only three people ever passed the course, all Japanese. A Swedish Ninja Warrior will now run in three stages. Those who get through the qualification round move on to the semifinals, where the degree of difficulty increases significantly. Those who do best which goes through to the final which consists of three different tracks. The last of the final courses are final tower, Midoriyama. A 21-meter climbing up a rope in a limited time.

Ninja Warrior Sverige - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: Swedish

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2015-01-29

Ninja Warrior Sverige - 2014 in home video - Netflix

The following films, television shows and miniseries were released on Blu-ray Disc and/or DVD on the following dates in 2014 in the United States and Canada. Specific details are subject to change.

Ninja Warrior Sverige - Events - Netflix

5 November - It is announced that Internet streaming has reduced DVD sales in Sweden.

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The Hollywood Squares - Netflix

The Holllywood Squares was a game show that has nine stars seated in a tic-tic-toe game board. The stars were asked questions, and they either gave the correct answer or a bluff. Contestants either agreed or disagreed with the star's answer. A right judgment placed his/her symbol in the star's square but an incorrect answer placed the opponent's symbol unless it was a win situation. The first player to get tic-tac-toe (three stars in row) was the winner.

The Hollywood Squares - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1967-12-11

The Hollywood Squares - The Hollywood Squares (band) - Netflix

The Hollywood Squares were an American band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1977. They are probably best known for their song “Hillside Strangler”. Released in a very limited edition on the trio's own Square Records label, the issue quickly sold out and has since become a highly sought-after collectible. The single has reappeared in various bootleg incarnations over the years including the 1989 compilation album Killed By Death #1(KBD#1). The original master tapes were used on the LP and CD Hillside Strangler: Restrangled, released in 2006.

The Hollywood Squares - Post break-up - Netflix

After Cobb's departure Vincent and Tad recruited bassist Laura Crowe, dubbing this new power trio The Firm (many years before the Jimmy Page/Paul Rodgers collaboration of the same name). Playing new original material, they performed at several Los Angeles clubs including the Troubadour. Although garnering positive reviews and record label interest, they were ultimately unsuccessful in landing a recording contract and split up in late 1979. Laura Crowe later joined the American punk band Chainsaw. At around the same time, after a stint with Badfinger, Cobb formed the new wave group Debbi and the Digits in Los Angeles with partner Debbi Meadows. Later drummer Tad joined the group after the breakup of The Firm. In early 1981 Vincent joined the Digits, replacing departing guitarist, Dana Ferris (Moon Martin). Keyboardist Carl Dahlgren (aka Carbon Unit), Tad and Vincent left the group during a 1981 Canadian tour. Cobb formed his own production and music publishing companies and re-focused on recording. Eddie Vincent has continued to perform and record. His most recent CD, “Extended Play” will be available for sale and download in late summer 2018.

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Wipeout - Netflix

Human cannonballs! Human pinballs! Crashes, smashes and mud splashes! Each week thrill-seekers compete in the world's largest extreme obstacle course designed to provide the most spills, face plants and wipeouts ever seen on television.

Each week 24 daring new contestants of all ages, shapes and sizes will go head to head through a grueling but wildly hilarious obstacle course to win the title of Wipeout Champion. In the end, only one contestant will win, while everyone else will Wipeout!

Wipeout - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2008-06-24

Wipeout - Wipeout 2097 - Netflix

Wipeout 2097 (stylised wipE'out"2097; released as Wipeout XL in North America) is a futuristic racing game developed and published by Psygnosis. It is the second instalment released in the Wipeout series, and is the direct sequel of the original game released the previous year. It was originally released in 1996 for the PlayStation and Microsoft Windows, and in 1997 for the Sega Saturn. It was later ported by Digital Images to the Amiga in 1999 and by Coderus to Mac OS in 2002. Whereas the original game introduced the F3600 anti-gravity racing league in 2052, Wipeout 2097 is set over four decades later and introduces the player to the much faster, more competitive, and more dangerous F5000 AG racing league. The game introduced a new damage interface and new weapons and tracks. The Sega Saturn version supported analogue control by using its 3D Control Pad, whereas the PlayStation version supported analogue control only through using the optional Negcon twist controller. The game received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised the game for its dramatic improvements to the controls, graphics, and gameplay of the original Wipeout. IGN ranked the game as the 13th best PlayStation game of all time in 2002.

Wipeout - Reception - Netflix

Air Hendrix scored the PlayStation version a perfect 5 out of 5 in every category (FunFactor, control, sound, and graphics) in GamePro, citing “across-the-board innovations” over the already excellent original WipeOut. He particularly remarked that the controls are much more refined, fairer, and easier to master, and that the frame rate and graphical effects are much more impressive. Tom Ham of GameSpot also commented on the control improvements, and approved of the new ability to destroy opponents. Additionally praising the elaborate backgrounds, detailed sound effects, and more aggressive A.I., he deemed it “a must buy.” IGN said that it had topped the original in terms of music, number of simultaneous racers, A.I., weapons, and graphics, and concluded, “It's games like this that make you proud to be a PlayStation owner.” In 1996, Next Generation ranked Wipeout 2097 as the 32nd top game of all time for how “playing linked Wipeout comes close to gaming at its very best”, noting that the game could have been a technology demonstration for PlayStation. Edge gave both the PlayStation and Sega Saturn versions a score of 8 out of 10, with similar remarks of its improved graphics and its gameplay. Electronic Gaming Monthly editors awarded Wipeout 2097 Best Music of 1996 and a runner-up (behind Super Mario 64) for Best Graphics. In 1997, The Official PlayStation Magazine named it the fifth top PlayStation game yet. In IGN's top 25 PlayStation games of all-time list it ranked 13th, noted for being often considered the PlayStation's best racing game of its time and was chosen ahead of others in the series because Wipeout 2097 was “the one they preferred to keep coming back to”. It ranks as the third best PlayStation game at GameRankings with an average review score of 94.75 per cent from ten different sources. Jeff Gerstmann reviewed the PC version in GameSpot, assessing that “The PC version's Direct3D support gives this new release a nice face-lift, while still keeping intact the fast action and stylized graphics that console players have come to know and love.” He said that the new soundtrack, while good, is a disappointment compared to the PlayStation version's techno tracks, but gave the game a strong recommendation.

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Met het mes op tafel - Netflix

Met het mes op tafel - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: Dutch

Status: Running

Runtime: 35 minutes

Premier: 2010-10-06

Met het mes op tafel - Op zoek naar Joseph - Netflix

Op zoek naar Joseph (Looking for Joseph) was a 2008 talent show-themed television series produced by the AVRO in the Netherlands. It searched for a new, unknown lead to play Joseph in a 2009 Dutch revival of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The show was hosted by Frits Sissing, who announced Freek Bartels as the winner of the final public telephone vote on 26 October 2008. It was the second Dutch talent show to be produced by the AVRO/Willem Nijholt, after Op zoek naar Evita. A third talent show, this time called Op zoek naar Mary Poppins has since aired in full and Op zoek naar Zorro will air in late 2010. A similar format has been used as well in the United Kingdom in 2007, with the show Any Dream Will Do taking an unknown singer and placing the winner in the lead role for the 2007 performances in the West End. On 9 June 2007, Lee Mead was announced the winner of this show. It is speculated that a Canadian edition will be produced in the wake of Mirvish Productions' production of the same musical.

Met het mes op tafel - Finalists - Netflix

Ten potential Josephs made it through the auditions process to perform during the live shows. One contestant Tommie Christiaan was been offered a lead role in High School Musical. This could not be combined with a possible role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, making his voluntary exit necessary. The AVRO then brought back the two dropouts Robbert van den Bergh and Hein Gerrits. Tommie Christiaan would later audition for Op zoek naar Zorro two years later, which he went on to win.

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Al Murray's Compete for the Meat - Netflix

Al Murray's Compete for the Meat is a game show about the great British tradition of giving chunks of dead animal to pub drinkers! Contestants compete for a frozen chicken, while the second placed team gets sausages.

Al Murray's Compete for the Meat - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2011-05-19

Al Murray's Compete for the Meat - The Wenlock Arms - Netflix

The Wenlock Arms is a public house in London, which reopened on Friday 14 January 1994. The pub is located halfway between Old Street and Angel, just off the City Road and the City Road Basin and Wenlock Basin on the Regent's Canal. The pub has won awards for the quality and range of its cask ales.

Al Murray's Compete for the Meat - Cask ale - Netflix

The Wenlock Arms is a renowned cask ale public house in London, and has been named North London Pub of the Year by the local CAMRA branch on four occasions since it reopened in 1994.

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BBQ Champ - Netflix

Myleene Klass hosts BBQ Champ, the show which follows eight of the UK's best amateur barbecuers who will battle it out for the title "BBQ Champ", and a cash prize of £25,000. In order to win, the barbecuers will have to impress the judges - 'Man vs Food', Adam Richman and British chef Mark Blatchford. In each episode the contestants will face two challenges - one at the BBQ HQ and one on a chosen location. After both challenges are completed, one of them will be eliminated.

BBQ Champ - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2015-07-31

BBQ Champ - List of Chopped episodes - Netflix

This is the list of episodes for the Food Network competition reality series Chopped. New episodes are broadcast on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET.

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Big Star's Little Star - Netflix

Big Star's Little Star will give viewers a peak into the star's home life. What embarrassing secrets or cringe worthy crushes will come to light to leave their parents red faced...

Big Star's Little Star - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: To Be Determined

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2013-09-04

Big Star's Little Star - Star - Netflix

A star is type of astronomical object consisting of a luminous spheroid of plasma held together by its own gravity. The nearest star to Earth is the Sun. Many other stars are visible to the naked eye from Earth during the night, appearing as a multitude of fixed luminous points in the sky due to their immense distance from Earth. Historically, the most prominent stars were grouped into constellations and asterisms, the brightest of which gained proper names. Astronomers have assembled star catalogues that identify the known stars and provide standardized stellar designations. However, most of the stars in the Universe, including all stars outside our galaxy, the Milky Way, are invisible to the naked eye from Earth. Indeed, most are invisible from Earth even through the most powerful telescopes. For at least a portion of its life, a star shines due to thermonuclear fusion of hydrogen into helium in its core, releasing energy that traverses the star's interior and then radiates into outer space. Almost all naturally occurring elements heavier than helium are created by stellar nucleosynthesis during the star's lifetime, and for some stars by supernova nucleosynthesis when it explodes. Near the end of its life, a star can also contain degenerate matter. Astronomers can determine the mass, age, metallicity (chemical composition), and many other properties of a star by observing its motion through space, its luminosity, and spectrum respectively. The total mass of a star is the main factor that determines its evolution and eventual fate. Other characteristics of a star, including diameter and temperature, change over its life, while the star's environment affects its rotation and movement. A plot of the temperature of many stars against their luminosities produces a plot known as a Hertzsprung–Russell diagram (H–R diagram). Plotting a particular star on that diagram allows the age and evolutionary state of that star to be determined. A star's life begins with the gravitational collapse of a gaseous nebula of material composed primarily of hydrogen, along with helium and trace amounts of heavier elements. When the stellar core is sufficiently dense, hydrogen becomes steadily converted into helium through nuclear fusion, releasing energy in the process. The remainder of the star's interior carries energy away from the core through a combination of radiative and convective heat transfer processes. The star's internal pressure prevents it from collapsing further under its own gravity. A star with mass greater than 0.4 times the Sun's will expand to become a red giant when the hydrogen fuel in its core is exhausted. In some cases, it will fuse heavier elements at the core or in shells around the core. As the star expands it throws a part of its mass, enriched with those heavier elements, into the interstellar environment, to be recycled later as new stars. Meanwhile, the core becomes a stellar remnant: a white dwarf, a neutron star, or if it is sufficiently massive a black hole. Binary and multi-star systems consist of two or more stars that are gravitationally bound and generally move around each other in stable orbits. When two such stars have a relatively close orbit, their gravitational interaction can have a significant impact on their evolution. Stars can form part of a much larger gravitationally bound structure, such as a star cluster or a galaxy.

Big Star's Little Star - Main sequence - Netflix

Stars spend about 90% of their existence fusing hydrogen into helium in high-temperature and high-pressure reactions near the core. Such stars are said to be on the main sequence, and are called dwarf stars. Starting at zero-age main sequence, the proportion of helium in a star's core will steadily increase, the rate of nuclear fusion at the core will slowly increase, as will the star's temperature and luminosity. The Sun, for example, is estimated to have increased in luminosity by about 40% since it reached the main sequence 4.6 billion (4.6 × 109) years ago. Every star generates a stellar wind of particles that causes a continual outflow of gas into space. For most stars, the mass lost is negligible. The Sun loses 10−14 M☉ every year, or about 0.01% of its total mass over its entire lifespan. However, very massive stars can lose 10−7 to 10−5 M☉ each year, significantly affecting their evolution. Stars that begin with more than 50 M☉ can lose over half their total mass while on the main sequence.

The time a star spends on the main sequence depends primarily on the amount of fuel it has and the rate at which it fuses it. The Sun is expected to live 10 billion (1010) years. Massive stars consume their fuel very rapidly and are short-lived. Low mass stars consume their fuel very slowly. Stars less massive than 0.25 M☉, called red dwarfs, are able to fuse nearly all of their mass while stars of about 1 M☉ can only fuse about 10% of their mass. The combination of their slow fuel-consumption and relatively large usable fuel supply allows low mass stars to last about one trillion (1012) years; the most extreme of 0.08 M☉) will last for about 12 trillion years. Red dwarfs become hotter and more luminous as they accumulate helium. When they eventually run out of hydrogen, they contract into a white dwarf and decline in temperature. However, since the lifespan of such stars is greater than the current age of the universe (13.8 billion years), no stars under about 0.85 M☉ are expected to have moved off the main sequence. Besides mass, the elements heavier than helium can play a significant role in the evolution of stars. Astronomers label all elements heavier than helium “metals”, and call the chemical concentration of these elements in a star, its metallicity. A star's metallicity can influence the time the star takes to burn its fuel, and controls the formation of its magnetic fields, which affects the strength of its stellar wind. Older, population II stars have substantially less metallicity than the younger, population I stars due to the composition of the molecular clouds from which they formed. Over time, such clouds become increasingly enriched in heavier elements as older stars die and shed portions of their atmospheres.

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Every Second Counts - Netflix

Every Second Counts was a British game show based on the American game show of the same name. It aired on BBC1 between 8 February 1986 and 29 October 1993 and was hosted by Paul Daniels.

Gameplay was almost identical as the American version. Each week, three married couples competed against each other to win seconds of time. In each half of the game, one member of each couple sat in the "driver's seat" and answered questions (which were all statements, each with two possible answers). Each correct answer earned seconds, while an incorrect answer eliminated that player from the round. Correct answers in the first half won two seconds, and correct answers in the second half earned four seconds. Players had a choice of two categories of questions for each round.

Every Second Counts - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1986-02-08

Every Second Counts - Hate (I Really Don't Like You) - Netflix

“Hate (I Really Don't Like You)” is a single by the Plain White T's. It is the first single from their fourth studio album Every Second Counts, released in 2006. This song has an acoustic version available on the Best Buy version of Every Second Counts. The song had become one of the band's highest charting singles.

Every Second Counts - Track listing - Netflix

Promo CD Single “Hate (I Really Don't Like You)” (Album version) — 3:45 “Hate (I Really Don't Like You)” (Instrumental) — 3:45 “Hate (I Really Don't Like You)” (Acoustic demo) — 3:28 Digital Download “Hate (I Really Don't Like You)” (Album version) — 3:45

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Mike Read's Pop Quiz - Netflix

Smash hit music quiz hosted by Mike Read.

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: None minutes

Premier: 1981-07-04

Mike Read's Pop Quiz - Mike Read - Netflix

Michael David Kenneth Read (born 1 March 1947) is an English radio DJ, writer, journalist and television presenter. Read has been a broadcaster for more than 40 years, and is best known for his association as a DJ with Radio 1, and as host of the 1980s Saturday morning children's show Saturday Superstore and the 1980s music panel game Pop Quiz.

Mike Read's Pop Quiz - Politics - Netflix

Having spoken three times at Conservative Party conferences, including in 2006 entertaining guests at a Tory conference dinner with a ten-minute political rap, Read said that he was asked to run for the Conservative Party nomination for the London Mayoral elections in 2008. He subsequently announced that he was instead putting his energies behind Boris Johnson's ultimately successful candidacy. On 21 July 2012, Read spoke at the UK Independence Party's South East regional Conference in Frimley, where he was also announced as a member of the party. Read has since spoken at the UKIP 2012 Annual Conference at Birmingham Town Hall on 21 September. Read wrote and recorded a song in support of the party, “UKIP Calypso”, which was released in October 2014 as a single credited to The Independents. An online petition was filed by former Labour borough councillor Richard McKenzie in which he called Read's song “racist and offensive”. Party leader Nigel Farage endorsed it and called for the party's supporters to download the song. Read adopted a faux-Jamaican accent, but said that it was “not remotely racist” to do so, saying, “It's a satire and a bit of fun. It's not terribly serious. It wouldn't have sounded very good sung in a Surrey accent.” Debate over the song featured on Newsnight, with UKIP spokesman Winston McKenzie, himself of Caribbean origin, praised the song and likening it to Elvis Presley and The Beatles' adaptation of predominantly black musical styles, although the BBC Asian Network's Nihal was critical of it. Read withdrew the song from sale on 22 October 2014 and apologised “unreservedly” that it had “unintentionally caused offence”. On 26 October 2014, the song reached number 44 on the UK Singles Chart.

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Let's Make a Deal - Netflix

These people, dressed as they are, come from all over the United States to make deals here at the Marketplace of America, Let's Make a Deal is one of TV's all-time greatest and most successful shows, Let's Make a Deal was a game of intuition, skill, luck, decision-making and greed...all mixed into one. It was fun and would have been a success even if the show had stuck with the formal dresses and suits that the game started with on December 30, 1963. That's right; contestants wore dresses and suits in the very early months of LMAD. A few months after the show's premiere, someone came with a sign to attract host Monty Hall's attention and low and behold, he chose her (or him)! Sometime later, someone wore a crazy costume and the entire studio changed from a formal, quiet, dignified setting to a free-for-all. The show came alive and became the legendary success it would be known for.

Let's Make a Deal - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 1963-12-30

Let's Make a Deal - I've Got You Under My Skin - Netflix

“I've Got You Under My Skin” is a song written by Cole Porter in 1936. It was introduced in the Eleanor Powell MGM musical Born to Dance, in which it was performed by Virginia Bruce. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song that year. It became a signature song for Frank Sinatra and, in 1966, became a top 10 hit for the Four Seasons. The song has been recorded by many leading pop artists and jazz musicians over the years.

Let's Make a Deal - Versions - Netflix

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Gladiators - Netflix

Members of the public are pitted against superfit Gladiators in trials of strength, speed and stamina.

Gladiators - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 1992-10-10

Gladiators - Gladiator - Netflix

A gladiator (Latin: gladiator, “swordsman”, from gladius, “sword”) was an armed combatant who entertained audiences in the Roman Republic and Roman Empire in violent confrontations with other gladiators, wild animals, and condemned criminals. Some gladiators were volunteers who risked their lives and their legal and social standing by appearing in the arena. Most were despised as slaves, schooled under harsh conditions, socially marginalized, and segregated even in death. Irrespective of their origin, gladiators offered spectators an example of Rome's martial ethics and, in fighting or dying well, they could inspire admiration and popular acclaim. They were celebrated in high and low art, and their value as entertainers was commemorated in precious and commonplace objects throughout the Roman world. The origin of gladiatorial combat is open to debate. There is evidence of it in funeral rites during the Punic Wars of the 3rd century BC, and thereafter it rapidly became an essential feature of politics and social life in the Roman world. Its popularity led to its use in ever more lavish and costly games. The gladiator games lasted for nearly a thousand years, reaching their peak between the 1st century BC and the 2nd century AD. The games finally declined during the early 5th century after the adoption of Christianity as state church of the Roman Empire in 380, although beast hunts (venationes) continued into the 6th century.

Gladiators - 1970s–2000s - Netflix

The Arena (also known as the Naked Warriors) is a 1974 gladiator exploitation film, starring Margaret Markov and Pam Grier, and directed by Steve Carver and an uncredited Joe D'Amato. Grier and Markov portray female gladiators in ancient Rome, who have been enslaved and must fight for their freedom. Gladiator is a 2000 British-American epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix. Crowe portrays a fictional Roman general who is reduced to slavery and then rises through the ranks of the gladiatorial arena to avenge the murder of his family. Amazons and Gladiators is a 2001 drama action adventure film directed and written by Zachary Weintraub starring Patrick Bergin and Jennifer Rubin.

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Vem kan slå Filip och Fredrik - Netflix

Contestants challenge Filip & Fredrik in 15 different sports, and whoever gets the most points wins. The studio had an area of more than 5000 m² and an audience of 470 people. More than 200 different costumes available for the various races.

Vem kan slå Filip och Fredrik - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: Swedish

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2008-09-09

Vem kan slå Filip och Fredrik - Beat the Star - Netflix

Beat the Star is a British game show airing on television network ITV. It is the British version of the Schlag den Raab franchise, based on the German game show Schlag den Raab (Beat the Raab - Raab being Stefan Raab). A candidate who can beat a celebrity in a number of disciplines wins the jackpot, starting at £50,000.

Vem kan slå Filip och Fredrik - Series 2 - Netflix

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Blind Date - Netflix

Blind Date is a British dating game show produced by London Weekend Television for ITV & was hosted by Cilla Black. It ran on Saturday nights from 30 November 1985 to 31 May 2003. The show had a format similar to the show known in Australia as 'Perfect Match' or in the US as 'The Dating Game'. Three singles of the same sex were introduced to the audience. They were then questioned by a single of the opposite sex, who could hear but not see them, to choose with whom to go on a date. Before the decision 'Our Graham' (replaced on the final series by Tommy Sandhu), who was never seen, gave an amusing reminder of each contestant. The couple then picked an envelope naming their destination. The following episode showed the couple on their date, and interviews with them about the date and about each other.

Blind Date - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 1985-11-30

Blind Date - My Blind Date with Life - Netflix

My Blind Date With Life (German: Mein Blind Date mit dem Leben) is a 2017 German biographical film directed by Marc Rothemund.

Blind Date - Cast - Netflix

Kostja Ullmann - Saliya Kahawatte Anna Maria Mühe - Laura Ludger Pistor - Lehrer Döngen Nilam Farooq - Sheela Herbert Forthuber - Herr Kolditz Kida Khodr Ramadan - Hamid Johann von Bülow - Kleinschmidt Jacob Matschenz - Max Uwe Preuss - Augenarzt Alexander Held - Fried Rainer Reiners - Deutschlehrer Michael A. Grimm - Küchenchef Krohn Samira El Ouassil - Jala Asgari

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Friends Like These - Netflix

Game show in which two teams of friends compete against each other in a series of nerve-jangling challenges.

Friends Like These - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 55 minutes

Premier: 2000-02-12

Friends Like These - Felix Van Groeningen - Netflix

Felix Van Groeningen (born November 1, 1977) is a Belgian film director and screenwriter. He is known for The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012) and Belgica (2016), with the former being nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards. He is set to make his English-language debut with the upcoming Beautiful Boy (2018).

Friends Like These - Beautiful Boy - Netflix

Van Groeningen is set to make his English-language debut with the upcoming film Beautiful Boy (2018) which he directed and stars Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet.

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The Hollywood Squares - Netflix

The Holllywood Squares was a game show that has nine stars seated in a tic-tic-toe game board. The stars were asked questions, and they either gave the correct answer or a bluff. Contestants either agreed or disagreed with the star's answer. A right judgment placed his/her symbol in the star's square but an incorrect answer placed the opponent's symbol unless it was a win situation. The first player to get tic-tac-toe (three stars in row) was the winner.

The Hollywood Squares - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1967-12-11

The Hollywood Squares - Hollywood - Netflix

Hollywood ( HOL-ee-wuud) is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California. This densely populated neighborhood is notable as the home of the U.S. film industry, including several of its historic studios, and its name has come to be a shorthand reference for the industry and the people associated with it. Hollywood was a small community in 1870 and was incorporated as a municipality in 1903. It was consolidated with the city of Los Angeles in 1910, and soon thereafter a prominent film industry emerged, eventually becoming the most recognizable film industry in the world.

The Hollywood Squares - Education - Netflix

Hollywood residents aged 25 and older holding a four-year degree amounted to 28% of the population in 2000, about the same as in the county at large.

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Десять миллионов - Netflix

Десять миллионов - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: Russian

Status: Ended

Runtime: 55 minutes

Premier: 2010-09-04

Десять миллионов - RM 1,000,000 Money Drop - Netflix

RM 1,000,000 Money Drop is the Malaysian edition of The Million Pound Drop Live and is broadcast on Astro Ria. The show began on 3 December 2011 at 10pm, the show later changed to 9pm on 14 January 2012 due to the finished airing and finale of MasterChef Malaysia. The host of the show is AC Mizal.

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That Awkward Game Show - Netflix

That Awkward Game Show is Spike's very first game show where parents and their adult children compete to win a large cash prize while learning some of the most ridiculously shocking truths about their next of kin. The show is hosted by actor and comedian Jeff Dye.

That Awkward Game Show - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2016-10-11

That Awkward Game Show - Ashley Rickards - Netflix

Ashley Nicole Rickards (born May 4, 1992) is an American actress, known for her role as Jenna Hamilton in the MTV comedy-drama series Awkward, and as Samantha “Sam” Walker, a troubled young girl in The CW's teen drama series One Tree Hill. She also starred in the 2011 independent drama film Fly Away as Mandy, a severely autistic girl.

That Awkward Game Show - Music videos - Netflix

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The Big Music Quiz - Netflix

The Big Music Quiz is an Australian television game show based on the French series of the same name. Hosted by Darren McMullen, it began airing on the Seven Network on 28 August 2016. The show pits celebrities in which they need to answer a range of music trivia challenges, these include: identifying original artists of popular cover titles, recognizing song titles played at ten times it's normal speed and trying to work out a song sung in a different language.

The Big Music Quiz - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2016-08-28

The Big Music Quiz - Pub quiz - Netflix

A pub quiz is a quiz held in a pub or bar. These events are also called quiz nights or trivia nights and may be held in other settings. Pub quizzes may attract customers to a pub who are not found there on other days. The pub quiz is a modern example of a pub game. Although different pub quizzes can cover a range of formats and topics, they have many features in common. The pub quiz was established in the UK in the 1970s by Burns and Porter and became part of British culture. The Great British Pub Quiz challenge is an annual event. In continental Europe, pub quizzes are a staple event at Irish pubs, where they are usually held in English.

The Big Music Quiz - History - Netflix

The pub quiz was established in the UK in the 1970s, mainly by a company called Burns and Porter, to get people in to pubs on quieter nights. Popularity grew and grew over the next few years from just 30 teams to 10,000 playing each week in a Burns and Porter quiz. Redtooth runs an annual Great British Pub Quiz challenge, with more than 600 pubs taking part in 2012. A 2009 study put the number of regular weekly pub quizzes in the UK at 22,445, and one website has counted approximately 2,000 regular weekly quizzes in the US. On 4 May 2017 the first ever online pub quiz took place, run by Primordial Radio in the United Kingdom. It used existing technologies of a YouTube live stream and the answer sheet by survey monkey.

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Blokken - Netflix

Blokken - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: Dutch

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1994-09-05

Blokken - Tetris - Netflix

Tetris (Russian: Тетрис [ˈtɛtrʲɪs]) is a tile-matching puzzle video game, originally designed and programmed by Russian game designer Alexey Pajitnov. It was released on June 6, 1984, while he was working for the Dorodnitsyn Computing Centre of the Academy of Science of the Soviet Union in Moscow. He derived its name from the Greek numerical prefix tetra- (all of the game's pieces contain four segments) and tennis, Pajitnov's favorite sport. Tetris was the first entertainment software to be exported from the Soviet Union to the US, where it was published by Spectrum HoloByte for Commodore 64 and IBM PC. Tetris is a popular use of tetrominoes, the four-element special case of polyominoes. Polyominoes have been used in popular puzzles since at least 1907, and the name was given by the mathematician Solomon W. Golomb in 1953. The game, or one of its many variants, is available for nearly every video game console and computer operating system, as well as on devices such as graphing calculators, mobile phones, portable media players, PDAs, Network music players and as an Easter egg on non-media products like oscilloscopes. It has inspired Tetris serving dishes and been played on the sides of various buildings. While versions of Tetris were sold for a range of 1980s home computer platforms as well as arcades, it was the successful handheld version for the Game Boy launched in 1989 that established the game as one of the most popular. Electronic Gaming Monthly's 100th issue had Tetris in first place as “Greatest Game of All Time”. In 2007, Tetris came in second place in IGN's “100 Greatest Video Games of All Time”. In January 2010, it was announced that the Tetris franchise had sold more than 170 million copies, approximately 70 million physical copies and over 100 million copies for cell phones, making it the best selling paid-downloaded game of all time.

Blokken - The Tetris Company - Netflix

In 1996, the rights to the game reverted from the Russian state to Pajitnov himself, who previously had made very little money from the game. In 1996, The Tetris Company was founded, claiming to hold copyright registrations for Tetris products in the U.S. and taking out trademark registrations for Tetris in almost every country in the world. They have licensed the brand to a number of companies, and the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Customs have at times issued seizure orders to preclude unlicensed Tetris-like games from being imported into the U.S., though bulletins circulated by the U.S. Copyright Office state that copyright does not apply to the rules of a game. In mid-2006, and in late 1997, TTC's legal counsel sent cease and desist letters to Web sites on the basis of Tetris-type games infringing the “Tetris” trademark, trade dress, and/or “look and feel” copyright. Around 2009, TTC and Tetris Holding LLC brought legal action against BioSocia, Inc., on the grounds that BioSocia's “Blockles” game infringed on proprietary rights that were held by TTC and Tetris Holding LLC. On September 10, 2009, the legal case against BioSocia was resolved, with BioSocia agreeing to discontinue making the “Blockles” game available to the public. In May 2010, TTC's legal counsel sent cease and desist letters to Google insisting that 35 Tetris clones be removed from the Android Market. A US District Court judge ruled in June 2012 that the Tetris clone “Mino” from Xio Interactive infringed on The Tetris Company's copyrights by replicating such elements as the playfield dimensions and the shapes of the blocks. In 2012, The Tetris Company trademarked both the shapes of the blocks and the playfield dimensions.

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Eureka! - The Big Bang Query - Netflix

Comedy and Science collide in this brand new science comedy quiz hosted Neil Delamere. Each week team captains, PJ Gallagher and Dr. Aoibhinn Ní Shuilleabháin and their teams of comedians and science personalities are put through their paces as our tenacious panel attempt to answer some of humanity's most pressing questions like:

Is it possible to have sex in space?

What does cheese made with PJ and Aoibhinn's own bacteria taste like?

Is a zombie apocalypse scientifically possible?

Each show sees host Neil risk life and limb to celebrate the greatest 'Eureka Moments' of our time. Over the course of the series he'll channel 4 million volts of electricity and shoot lightning out of his fingertips (and a couple of other places while he's at it), he'll create an earthquake in Westmeath, undergo astronaut training in a human centrifuge, be blasted by hurricane force winds, master weightlessness aboard a zero gravity flight and go free-diving in a freezing quarry - all in the name of scientific discovery.

Each week PJ and Aoibhinn go head to head in a science-themed "Team Captain Challenge" where they'll fight robots, try to keep their lunch down during a spin on a virtual reality rollercoaster and dunk their faces into freezing water to test their mammalian diving reflex. Expect vicious competition, much swearing, victory dances and some falling down.

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 25 minutes

Premier: 2016-03-14

Eureka! - The Big Bang Query - Alan Duffy (astronomer) - Netflix

Alan R Duffy (born 1983) is a professional astronomer and science communicator. He was born in England, raised in Ireland, and is currently based in Australia. He is a Research Fellow and Associate Professor at the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing at Swinburne University of Technology, and he is the Lead Scientist at the Royal Institution of Australia. His research is focused on using super-computers to build and test models of the growth of galaxies within vast dark matter halos, and in particular focuses on the formation of the first galaxies in the early universe during the “Epoch of Reionisation”. These models aim to improve our understanding of the nature of dark matter, and the large scale properties of the universe.

Eureka! - The Big Bang Query - Awards and recognition - Netflix

2012 – He was named one of Western Australia Sunday Times magazine’s “Best and Brightest”. 2013 – Victorian State Finalist in the Fresh Science Award for science communication. 2013 – Commendation in the Astronomical Society of Australia's Louise Webster Prize for “outstanding research by a scientist early in their post-doctoral career”. 2015 – He was named as one of Men’s Style magazine’s Men of Influence in 2015, “recognising the achievements of a diverse range of Australian men under 45 years of age”. 2015 – Commonwealth Bank’s Australian of the Day. 2016 – Finalist for Club Melbourne Fellowship 2016 – Finalist for the Australian Museum's Eureka Prize for promoting understanding of Australian science research. 2016 – Australia's Chief Scientist Alan Finkel named Duffy an “Australian Science Superhero”.

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Bam's Bad Ass Game Show - Netflix

Each week on Bam's Bad Ass Game Show, competitors will vie for \$10,000 by facing off against each other in incredibly demented, potentially dangerous and occasionally painful challenges, like answering trivia questions while dangling above a pool of trash-filled water or dropping a watermelon on a target after being shot out of a cannon. The loser of each challenge is eliminated until there's only one contestant left standing to take home the cash prize.

Bam's Bad Ass Game Show - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2014-04-14

Bam's Bad Ass Game Show - King of the Nerds (season 1) - Netflix

The first season of King of the Nerds aired on TBS from January 13, 2013 to March 7, 2013. Inspired by the Revenge of the Nerds films, the season was hosted by actors and executive producers Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong, known for their roles as Lewis Skolnick and Dudley “Booger” Dawson, respectively, in Revenge of the Nerds.

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Interceptor - Netflix

Interceptor was a British game show created by Jacques Antoine and produced by Chatsworth Television for Thames Television on 19 July 1989, and shown on the ITV network during that summer, with the ill-fated series hosting its last show on 1 January 1990 for a New Year bonanza. It took over its predecessor, Treasure Hunt in production, and preceded The Crystal Maze. The show was hosted by tennis player and former Treasure Hunt player Annabel Croft. The eponymous Interceptor was played by actor Sean O'Kane.

Interceptor - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 1989-07-19

Interceptor - Jensen Interceptor - Netflix

The Jensen Interceptor is a Grand touring car which was hand-built at the Kelvin Way Factory in West Bromwich, near Birmingham in England, by Jensen Motors between 1966 and 1976. The Interceptor name had been used previously by Jensen for the Jensen Interceptor made between 1950 and 1957 at the Carters Green factory. Jensen had extensively used glass-reinforced plastic for the fabrication of body panels in the preceding two decades, but the new Interceptor saw a return to a steel body-shell. The body was designed by an outside firm, Carrozzeria Touring of Italy, rather than the in-house staff. The early bodies were built in Italy by Vignale, before Jensen took production in house, making some subtle body modifications.

Interceptor - Jensen FF - Netflix

Jensen were one of the first manufacturers to equip a production car with four-wheel drive, in the 1967 Jensen FF (Ferguson Formula). At the time it was hailed as a remarkable development, coming also with Dunlop Maxaret mechanical anti-lock brakes and traction control. The car is five inches (127 mm) longer than the Interceptor. Although looking virtually the same, the extra length can be seen from additional side vent ahead of the doors on the front flanks, and an additional swage line in the leading edge of the front wing. Press articles from the time quote “drag-strip” performance when describing the car. In total 320 FFs were produced; 195 Mark I, 110 Mark II and 15 Mark III.

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Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? - Netflix

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? s an American children's television game show based on the Carmen Sandiego computer game series created by Brøderbund Software. The program aired on PBS from September 30, 1991 until December 22, 1995.

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1991-09-30

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? - Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? (TV show) - Netflix

Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? is an American half-hour children's television game show based on the Carmen Sandiego computer game series created by Brøderbund Software. The program aired on PBS from September 30, 1991 to December 22, 1995, with reruns airing until October 4, 1996. Greg Lee hosted the program in the role of an "ACME Special Agent [renamed “Senior Agent” for Seasons 3–5] in charge of training new recruits". He was joined by Lynne Thigpen as “The Chief” and a cappella performing group Rockapella, who served as the show's in-house band and comedy troupe. The series was recorded in New York City and coproduced by PBS stations WQED and WGBH-TV. Howard Blumenthal, Dana Calderwood, and Dorothy Curley were the series' developers and Blumenthal served as the show's producer for its first four seasons. The Supervising Producers were Ariel Schwartz (season 1) and Jonathan Meath (seasons 2-5). The show was created partially in response to the results of a National Geographic survey that indicated Americans had alarmingly little knowledge of geography, with one in four being unable to locate the Soviet Union or the Pacific Ocean. Each episode consists of three contestants (typically 10–14 years of age) answering questions to determine the location of one of Carmen Sandiego's henchmen. The contestants are referred to as “gumshoes” throughout the program in reference to private detectives that are just starting out in the field. The program received the George Foster Peabody Award in 1993. The program's theme song, written by Sean Altman and David Yazbek, has maintained public awareness over the years. In 2001, TV Guide ranked the show at #47 on its list of 50 Greatest Game Shows of All Time.

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? - Featured crooks - Netflix

Carmen Sandiego is the title character of the show, heard during a phone tap as she plotted with each episode's crook from her gang. The ultimate goal of the game was to capture her after the day's crook was jailed. The Contessa is a so-called criminal of style. The Contessa speaks with a distinctly Italian accent and her fashion incorporates styles from Milan. As her moniker implies, she considers herself to be near-royalty. The Contessa was absent in seasons 2 and 3, but returned in season 4 with a new appearance. Double Trouble are a pair of different-colored twins who mirror each other in a Yin and Yang fashion and like to party. They are international playboys, and speak in a manner similar to Jack Nicholson. Eartha Brute is a muscle bound, slow-witted woman with a green beehive hairdo. Eartha wears a pink singlet uniform complete with weight belt that has the V.I.L.E. initials on the gold plate. Her name is a play on that of actress Eartha Kitt. Kneemoi is an alien from the planet Roddenberry with a round body and two tentacled arms. Kneemoi has a reputation on 93 planets as a space outlaw and is a pink ball of ectoplasm that can morph into any form she desires. Her name is a reference to Leonard Nimoy of Star Trek and her home planet is a reference to Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry. Kneemoi was introduced in Season 2. Patty Larceny is a ditzy, blonde schoolgirl who has a rather cloyingly sweet and giggly personality. Carmen treats her as if she were her niece. Though Patty is a wanted thief, she is described as a kind and polite person. Patty wears an orange shirt, a green jacket, green skirt, and saddle shoes. Her name is a pun on the phrase “petty larceny”. RoboCrook is a cyborg spoof of RoboCop who also appears in the third version of the U.S.A. game. His real name as mentioned in the phone conversation with the winning sleuth during the 3rd and 4th seasons of the show is “RoboCrook Unit-059”. Sarah Nade is a punk rock teenager with rainbow-colored hair who loves concerts and singing. Her name is a pun on the word “serenade”. Sarah also appears in the computer game Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Deluxe Edition. Sarah Nade was introduced in Season 3. Top Grunge is a large, smelly biker with flies hovering over his head. Grunge rides on a badly-tuned motorcycle that spits out smoke wherever he goes. His eyes are always covered by large sunglasses. Vic the Slick is a shrewd salesman in a loud polyester suit and an even louder tie with a seedy moustache, shifty eyes and slicked black hair. Vic often tries to hit on Carmen, giving her pet names such as “sweetheart” and “doll-face.” Wonder Rat is a parody of superheroes, and wears a makeshift rat costume. In lieu of flying on his own, he is often strapped via a bungee cord to a flying helicopter. Wonder Rat was introduced in Season 2.

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Fear Factor - Netflix

MTV is giving viewers the chance to conquer their fears head on with a refresh of the break-through series, Fear Factor. Ludacris will host the new installment, custom-created for a generation that is increasingly empowered, while also more anxious than ever. Filled with new stunts inspired by urban legends, popular scary movies and viral videos from today's cultural zeitgeist, Fear Factor contestants will confront their fears, be pushed beyond their comfort zones and take action against some of their biggest stressors.

Fear Factor - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2017-05-30

Fear Factor - Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi - Netflix

Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi is an Indian stunt/dare reality game show, based on the American program Fear Factor. The series was first launched as Fear Factor India on Sony TV in 2006 by the programming team of Tarun Katial and Anupama Mandloi where it received a great response from the viewers; however, the channel discontinued the series after one season. The channel gave up its rights to Colors TV and the series was relaunched as Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi on 21 July 2008.

Fear Factor - Season 3 - Netflix

The season was hosted by Priyanka Chopra. The contestants were: Shabbir Ahluwalia (winner) Ritwik Bhattacharya Milind Soman Dino Morea Cyrus Barocha Manjot Singh Abhishek Kapoor Angad Bedi Rahul Bose Karan Singh Grover Terence Lewis Armaan Ebrahim Rahul Dev

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Stand By Your Man - Netflix

The programme, which will be hosted by Bryan McFadden & Laura Jackson, sees four male contestants attempting to win a date with one of 40 women from the studio audience.

McFadden and Jackson will mingle with the contestants and the audience to find out more information about them, while the men will take part in a series of fun challenges in an attempt to influence the women.

At the end of the frivolities, the women must stand in their favourite man's line - and the man with the most women choosing him will then get to pick one of them to take out on a date.

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2014-06-13

Stand By Your Man - Stand by Your Man (album) - Netflix

Stand by Your Man is the fourth studio album by American country music singer-songwriter Tammy Wynette. It was released on January 20, 1969, by Epic Records.

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The Link - Netflix

The Link was a quiz show that aired on BBC One and was hosted by Mark Williams. Three teams battle it out to spot the link between a growing number of clues. The quicker they can spot the link, the more chance they have of walking away with thousands of pounds.

The Link - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2014-05-05

The Link - LinkedIn - Netflix

LinkedIn () is a business and employment-oriented service that operates via websites and mobile apps. Founded on December 28, 2002, and launched on May 5, 2003, it is mainly used for professional networking, including employers posting jobs and job seekers posting their CVs. As of 2015, most of the company's revenue came from selling access to information about its members to recruiters and sales professionals. As of April 2017, LinkedIn had 500 million members in 200 countries, out of which more than 106 million members are active. LinkedIn allows members (both workers and employers) to create profiles and “connections” to each other in an online social network which may represent real-world professional relationships. Members can invite anyone (whether an existing member or not) to become a connection. The “gated-access approach” (where contact with any professional requires either an existing relationship or an introduction through a contact of theirs) is intended to build trust among the service's members. LinkedIn participated in the EU's International Safe Harbor Privacy Principles. The site has an Alexa Internet ranking as the 34th most popular website (June 2018). According to the New York Times, US high school students are now creating LinkedIn profiles to include with their college applications. Based in the United States, the site is, as of 2013, available in 24 languages, including Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Romanian, Russian, Turkish, Japanese, Czech, Polish, Korean, Indonesian, Malay, and Tagalog. LinkedIn filed for an initial public offering in January 2011 and traded its first shares on May 19, 2011, under the NYSE symbol “LNKD”. On June 13, 2016, Microsoft announced plans to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. The acquisition was completed on December 8, 2016. According to the SEC filing, “The transaction resulted in the payment of approximately $26.4 billion in cash merger consideration.”

The Link - International restrictions - Netflix

In 2009, Syrian users reported that LinkedIn server stopped accepting connections originating from IP addresses assigned to Syria. The company's customer support stated that services provided by them are subject to US export and re-export control laws and regulations and “As such, and as a matter of corporate policy, we do not allow member accounts or access to our site from Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, or Syria.” In February 2011, it was reported that LinkedIn was being blocked in China after calls for a “Jasmine Revolution”. It was speculated to have been blocked because it is an easy way for dissidents to access Twitter, which had been blocked previously. After a day of being blocked, LinkedIn access was restored in China. In February 2014, LinkedIn launched its Simplified Chinese language version named “领英” (pinyin: Lǐngyīng; literally: “leading elite”), officially extending their service in China. LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner acknowledged in a blog post that they would have to censor some of the content that users post on its website in order to comply with Chinese rules, but he also said the benefits of providing its online service to people in China outweighed those concerns. Since Autumn 2017 job postings from western countries for China aren't possible anymore. On 4 August 2016, a Moscow court ruled that LinkedIn must be blocked in Russia for violating a new data retention law, which requires the user data of Russian citizens to be stored on servers within the country. This ban was upheld on 10 November 2016, and all Russian ISPs began blocking LinkedIn thereafter. LinkedIn's mobile app was also banned from Google Play Store and iOS App Store in Russia in January 2017.

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Hello Campers - Netflix

With a sprinkling of light-hearted competition, the series will see five new couples head out to a different European campsite each week, with the aim of winning a £1000 prize. Each afternoon sees each camp couple able to win points during allocated activities, with the losing couple having to clean camp that night. There will be nominated cooks and another couple will be in charge of organising the camp entertainment, which will be judged and scored by their fellow campers. The remaining couples will take part in traditional, cultural activities, which will be judged by local experts. At the end of the week, the couple with the most points wins the cash prize.

Hello Campers - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: To Be Determined

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2015-07-27

Hello Campers - Camp Granada - Netflix

Camp Granada is a 1965 children's board game by Milton Bradley Company based on Allan Sherman's popular 1963 novelty song Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (A Letter from Camp). Campers take turns driving a breakdown-prone bus to gather ICKY animals from various summer camp locations to be the first to leave the real rotten camp for home. The game board depicts spikes on the diving board, an octopus in the swimming hole, and a lover's leap into a volcano.

Hello Campers - Gameplay - Netflix

Camp Granada Bus cards have an image of a blue bus in disrepair and, on the reverse, a humorous reason to either drive the bus to a camp location and pick up an ICKY animal or to receive a SPECIAL PRIVILEGE and “take one ICKY animal from any player”. After drawing a Camp Granada Bus card, the player then moves the toy bus along the road to the camp location specified by the card. The challenge is that the front axle of the bus can slide side-to-side and “the motor falls out right in the middle”. In particular, if the front wheels move too far from the side of the bus, a small cam on the middle of the axle will contact one of two miniature lever arms connected to the bus's radiator, which is hinged and will be deflected to fall forward — the “breakdown” that ends a player's turn. For success, a player must carefully watch that neither front wheel moves too far beyond the corresponding bus fender. A tactic to negotiate turns without a breakdown is to steer by carefully sliding the rear of the bus. An alternate tactic is to 'cut the corner' to more easily negotiate sharp turns, but a rule requires at least one wheel be on the road (at some points, the road is narrower than the track width of the wheels). Players also learn to watch other players who drive the bus with their fingers close to the front wheels and to ensure such players don’t touch a front wheel to prevent the axle from sliding. For the SPECIAL PRIVILEGE to “take one ICKY animal”, a rule requires reaching into a competitor's bunkhouse without looking, so a game skill is to remember which competitor had acquired particular ICKY animals, and then by touch, recognize the shape of the needed ICKY animal. The player who first acquires the required three ICKY animals and exits the camp is the winner.

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Ice Warriors - Netflix

Ice Warriors is a British game show which aired on ITV from 24 January to 21 March 1998.

Hosted by television presenter Dani Behr it had a similar format to Gladiators, except that the games were played on an ice rink rather than in an arena.

Ice Warriors - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: None

Ice Warriors - Ice Warrior - Netflix

The Ice Warriors are a fictional extraterrestrial race of reptilian humanoids in the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. They were originally created by Brian Hayles, first appearing in the 1967 serial The Ice Warriors where they encountered the Second Doctor and his companions Jamie and Victoria. In Doctor Who, the Ice Warriors originated on Mars, which within the series narrative is a dying world. Their early appearances depict the Ice Warriors as attempting to conquer the Earth and escape their planet as early as Earth's Ice Age. A frozen group are discovered by an Earth scientific team who dub them ‘Ice Warriors’ in their first appearance. Despite this not being the name of their species, an Ice Lord later refers to his soldiers as Ice Warriors in the 1974 serial The Monster of Peladon. Although originally appearing as villains, subsequent appearances have depicted Ice Warriors that have eschewed violence and even ally themselves with the Doctor. They have also been featured in flashback and cameo appearances, in addition to appearing frequently in spin-off media such as novels and audio releases. Serials were planned for both 1986 and 1990 that were to have featured the Ice Warriors: Mission to Magnus featuring the Sixth Doctor and the villain Sil, and Ice Time featuring the Seventh Doctor. In both instances, the series was placed on a hiatus and the serials scrapped; however, Mission to Magnus was novelised by Target and adapted as an audio by Big Finish, and Ice Time was revised and released as the audio Thin Ice. The Ice Warriors returned in the revived series in the seventh series episode “Cold War” (2013) and the tenth series episode “Empress of Mars” (2017).

Ice Warriors - Audio plays - Netflix

Red Dawn — 2000 Bang-Bang-a-Boom! (cameo) — 2002 Professor Bernice Summerfield: The Dance of the Dead — 2002 Frozen Time — 2007 The Bride of Peladon — 2008 The Judgement of Isskar — 2009 The Prisoner of Peladon — 2009 Mission to Magnus — 2009, audio adaptation of the unmade serial Deimos / The Resurrection of Mars — 2010 Thin Ice — 2011, audio adaptation of the unmade serial Lords of the Red Planet — 2013 Cold Vengeance – 2017 Video games Destiny of the Doctors

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The Adventure Game - Netflix

The Adventure Game was a game show, aimed at children but with an adult following, which was originally broadcast on UK television channels BBC1 and BBC2 between 24 May 1980 and 18 February 1986.

Dragons used to kidnap celebrities, and transport them by London Underground to the planet Arg, where they would be made to play games for the entertainment of a cross aspidistra called the Rangdo.

The Adventure Game - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1980-05-24

The Adventure Game - Adventure Game Studio - Netflix

Adventure Game Studio (acronym AGS) is an open source development tool that is primarily used to create graphic adventure games. It is aimed at intermediate-level game designers, and combines an Integrated development environment (IDE) for setting up most aspects of the game with a scripting language based on the C language to process the game logic. The software is not related to the similarly-named, notable proprietary GameMaker: Studio platform released in 1999.

The Adventure Game - Community - Netflix

The AGS community is based on the AGS Forum, the AGS Internet Relay Chat channel and Discord channel. There are real-world meetings of the community each year, known as “Mittens”. There is also an ongoing blog covering the latest goings-on in AGS development, games and community. The community runs several competitions to create games, art, writing and music.

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Alphabetical - Netflix

Alphabetical is a fast-paced quiz show, which sees three contestants compete against a returning champion in series of games based around the alphabet. Over the course of four rounds the aim is to accrue as much time as possible in preparation for the final. However, two contestants will be eliminated leaving just the reigning champion and their challenger to go head-to-head in an effort to win the jackpot.

Alphabetical - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: To Be Determined

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2016-08-15

Alphabetical - List of current automobile manufacturers (alphabetical) - Netflix

In the automobile industry : For other automobile manufacturing related lists see [[#See also|See as of September 2016, arranged in alphabetical order. The year of foundation is shown between brackets. Companies that exclusively produce cars designed by other manufacturers are not listed. Examples include Holden and Vauxhall, which sell rebranded Opels and Chevrolets, and Scion, which sells Toyotas, but also car tuning companies like Abarth and Abt Sportsline, and companies that only build kit cars based on the Lotus Seven or the AC Cobra.

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The Krypton Factor - Netflix

The Krypton Factor was a British game show produced by Granada Television for broadcast on ITV. The show originally ran from 7 September 1977 to 20 November 1995, and was hosted by Gordon Burns. Contestants from across the United Kingdom and Ireland competed in a series of rounds that tested their physical stamina and mental attributes. The title of the show is a reference to Superman's home planet Krypton, the title perceiving that the contestants had strong superhuman "powers" for taking part in the challenges they were set.

The Krypton Factor - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1977-09-07

The Krypton Factor - The Krypton Factor (U.S. game show) - Netflix

The Krypton Factor is an American game show based on the UK series of the same name. Contestants on the program were tested on their mental ability and physical skill. The series had two separate runs. The first was a five-week limited series that aired on ABC from August 7 to September 4, 1981. The second was a weekly syndicated series that premiered on September 15, 1990 and ran until September 7, 1991. The original Krypton Factor was produced by Alan Landsburg Productions in association with MCA Television Enterprises and was hosted by Dick Clark. The revival was produced by Kushner-Locke Productions and distributed by Western International, with Willie Aames hosting.

The Krypton Factor - Round 2—Observation - Netflix

This round was played like round four in the original version; for this was where players were tested on memory. For they were shown a scene from a public domain film or cartoon, and they were asked two questions about it, which could be either visual or verbal information, in turn in reverse order. Each correct answer was worth 10 points. There was also a bonus round in which the players were directed to the Krypton Cart, which concealed an object seen or mentioned in the film. The players were given five clues to its identity, and had to jump in to answer. A correct answer was worth 10 points but each player could only jump in once during the bonus round.

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Freeze Out - Netflix

Freeze Out is an ITV game show presented by Mark Durden-Smith and refereed by Uriah Rennie. Contestants take it in turns to fire sliders and answer questions. If there is a dispute, the judge Uriah Rennie, known as "Ice Judge", will rule.

Freeze Out - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: To Be Determined

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2015-08-03

Freeze Out - Visions of Johanna - Netflix

“Visions of Johanna” is a song written and performed by Bob Dylan on his 1966 album Blonde on Blonde. Several critics have acclaimed “Visions of Johanna” as one of Dylan's highest achievements in writing, praising the allusiveness and subtlety of the language. Rolling Stone included “Visions of Johanna” on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. In 1999, Sir Andrew Motion, poet laureate of the UK, listed it as his candidate for the greatest song lyric ever written. Numerous artists have recorded cover versions of the song, including the Grateful Dead, Marianne Faithfull and Robyn Hitchcock. Dylan first recorded the song in New York City in November 1965, under the working title of “Freeze Out”, but was dissatisfied with the results. When the Blonde on Blonde recording sessions moved to Nashville in February 1966, Dylan attempted the composition again with different musicians, and decided to release this performance. All of the alternate versions of the song have been officially released, but some only on a limited edition collectors set: many of them are November 1965 or later 1966 studio outtakes, and two others are live performances from his 1966 world tour.

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Pechino Express - Netflix

Pechino Express is the Italian TV version of the reality show Peking Express created by Ludo Poppe. It has been broadcast on Rai 2 since 2012. The format consists of a competition between pairs of acquaintances, famous and (rarely) do not, who will compete over a distance of about eight thousand kilometers to reach, in stages that require 3:00 to 4:00 each day journey, a stated goal. Each contestant has access to a minimum provision contained in a backpack and a euro per day in local currency, which will have to meet basic needs such as procuring food and water. It is absolutely forbidden to use the currency to pay for transportation but competitors can charge the ticket of a means of transport exclusively by locals. It is also forbidden to accept money from the inhabitants. As soon as the signal via radio presenter couples are forced to descend by its own means if you are on the go and seek shelter for the night, and they can not spend their money.

Pechino Express - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: Italian

Status: Running

Runtime: 150 minutes

Premier: 2012-09-13

Pechino Express - Costantino della Gherardesca - Netflix

Costantino della Gherardesca Verecondi Scortecci (born 29 January 1977, in Rome), or simply Costantino della Gherardesca, is an Italian actor, journalist, radio presenter, television personality and presenter. Gherardesca graduated in philosophy from King's College London, and entered to show business at the start of the 2000s. Along with Giorgio Bozzo of P-Nuts he is best known for his participation as a commentator in television shows conducted by Piero Chiambretti, and currently presents Pechino Express and Boss in incognito for RAI and Discovery. Scortecci is the descendant of Count Ugolino della Gherardesca.

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Bullseye - Netflix

Bullseye was a popular British television programme. It was first made for the ITV network by ATV in 1981 and Central from 1982 until 1995, and hosted by Jim Bowen. The show originally aired on Monday nights in the first series, it was then moved to Sunday nights from 1982 to 1993 where it was watched by around 17 million viewers in its primetime slot. It was then moved from its traditional Sunday nights to Saturday afternoons. After an eleven-year hiatus, Bullseye was revived and a new series was recorded for the satellite channel Challenge, produced by Granada at Yorkshire Television in the Leeds Studios, and was hosted by Dave Spikey. Centred around darts, the show placed three pairs of contestants (each team with one person to answer questions and one darts player) against one another to win prizes ranging from a new car, a speedboat, a caravan, or a luxury holiday, to the consola...

Bullseye - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1981-09-28

Bullseye - Bullseye (comics) - Netflix

Bullseye (Lester) is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. A psychopathic assassin, Bullseye uses the opportunities afforded by his line of work to exercise his homicidal tendencies and to work out his own personal vendetta against Daredevil. Although he possesses no superpowers, Bullseye is able to use almost any object as a lethal projectile, be it weapons like shuriken and sai or seemingly harmless objects like playing cards and pencils. His marksmanship is uncanny, at a nearly supernatural level, but he has been known to miss moving targets. In the Daredevil live-action film, the character is portrayed by actor Colin Farrell. Bullseye was 20th in IGN's list of the “Top 100 Comic Book Villains of All Time”, and 35th in their list of “The Top 50 Avengers”.

Bullseye - Film - Netflix

Actor Colin Farrell portrayed Bullseye in the 2003 Daredevil film adaptation. This version has an Irish background, and his traditional costume was dropped in favor of a biker/metalhead style appearance: a reptile-skin duster (trench coat), leather pants, black tank top, dark goatee, tattoos, multiple earrings, and a shaved head with a bull's-eye branding on his forehead, although he does jokingly request a costume from Kingpin. Prior to the film's release, the comic book version adopted a near-identical appearance but has since reverted to the traditional look, retaining only the scar. Director Mark Steven Johnson credited Joe Quesada for talking him out of using the traditional costume. In the movie, Bullseye uses shurikens carried in his belt buckle as his main weapon, although he uses many small objects, including peanuts, paperclips, playing cards, shards of broken glass, and a pencil with as much ease. He is hired by the Kingpin to kill Nikolas Natchios. Bullseye kills him with Daredevil's billy club, causing Elektra to believe Daredevil is her father's killer. Bullseye begins to perceive Daredevil as a personal challenge, because he is the only target he has ever missed. Later, Elektra attacks Daredevil, seeking revenge, but soon realizes Bullseye killed her father. Elektra and Bullseye battle, and he brutally kills Elektra. Daredevil chases Bullseye to a church, and they battle until Daredevil maneuvers Bullseye's hands to be shot by an ESU sniper, leaving him with wounds resembling stigmata. Daredevil grabs him and throws him out of a window, crashing onto the hood of Ben Urich's car. A final scene shows him hospitalized but still able to flick a hypodermic needle with enough force and accuracy to impale a fly without killing it. Colin Farrell was attached to the role in December 2001. Farrell, adopting an American accent for most of his previous films, was encouraged to keep his Irish accent. Farrell had to read Frank Miller's Daredevil comics to understand Bullseye “because the expression on the character's faces in the comic books, and just the way they move sometimes, and the exaggerations of the character I'm playing […] he's so over-the-top that you do draw from that. But it's not exactly a character you can do method acting for... you know, running around New York killing people with paper clips.”

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The Great Food Race - Netflix

In this brand new competition, there are no restaurants and no dreams of becoming a professional chef. Our contestants are inspired by great home cooking, they love entertaining and providing their guests with an experience to remember. They also believe that they can provide these things anywhere in New Zealand – or the world. Eight teams of two from around the country, consisting of partners, lifelong friends and in-laws will showcase their skills to prove their worth in The Great Food Race. They must impress our judging team, made up of top Wellington restaurateur brothers Leonardo and Lorenzo Bresolin. Our teams will need to excite them with their cooking expertise and hosting abilities to stop themselves from being eliminated. Series host, Zoe Marshall will take us through the show and ensure everyone is kept on their toes with a veritable feast of twists and challenges.

The Great Food Race - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 90 minutes

Premier: 2014-02-02

The Great Food Race - Great Pierogi Race - Netflix

The Great Pittsburgh Pierogi Race N'at, commonly called the Great Pierogi Race, is an American mascot race between innings during a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game that features six contestants racing in giant pierogi costumes: Potato Pete (blue hat), Jalapeño Hannah (green hat), Cheese Chester (yellow hat), Sauerkraut Saul (red hat), Oliver Onion (purple hat), Bacon Burt (orange hat), and Pizza Penny (checkerboard red and white hat). The pierogies travel once a year to Miller Park to take on the Milwaukee Brewers' racing sausages (the inspiration for the Pirates' version of the promotion) when the Pirates play the Brewers, as well as to Nationals Park to take on the Washington Nationals' racing U.S. Presidents when the Pirates play the Nationals. Conversely, both the Brewers and Nationals bring their respective characters to PNC Park when they play in Pittsburgh. The Pierogies are often introduced to the opening tune to Run Like Hell from the Pink Floyd album The Wall, and usually race in between the 5th and 6th innings.

The Great Food Race - 1999–2008 - Netflix

The promotion was created by Pirates Coordinator of In-Game Entertainment Eric Wolff in 1999 at Three Rivers Stadium, then the Pirates' home park, and at the time featured only three characters: Potato Pete, Sauerkraut Saul, and Cheese Chester. It quickly became a fan favorite, and beanbags in the likeness of the different characters are given to children at certain ballgames as a promotion. Jalapeño Hannah was added soon after the promotion began. A year or two after the Pirates moved to PNC Park, Oliver Onion was added and Potato Pete dropped, though Potato Pete continued to make occasional appearances. In previous years, the race mainly took place as an animated sequence on the video board, showing the pierogies running through different sections of Pittsburgh and an announcer speaking English to cover the race. The race culminated in the contestants running into the ballpark from right field, toward the visitors' dugout. Occasionally, the Pirate Parrot influenced the outcome of the race by distracting or knocking over contestants. A winner is determined and the leaderboard updated after the race. Often, a “humorous” disclaimer such as “No pierogies were harmed in the race” follows the leaderboard. A champion is crowned at the end of every season. At times, the Pirates will have faster runners wear costumes of pierogies that are behind in the races in order to keep the season-long competition “close”, in effect making the races somewhat fixed. The event is sponsored by Mrs. T's Pierogies.

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One Hundred and Eighty - Netflix

Darts stars Michael Van Gerwen and James Wade each join up with a contestant to help them win a cash prize. The show is hosted by Davina McCall and Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff.

One Hundred and Eighty - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2015-09-15

One Hundred and Eighty - 2,147,483,647 - Netflix

The number 2,147,483,647 is the eighth Mersenne prime, equal to 231 − 1. It is one of only four known double Mersenne primes. The primality of this number was proven by Leonhard Euler, who reported the proof in a letter to Daniel Bernoulli written in 1772. Euler used trial division, improving on Pietro Cataldi's method, so that at most 372 divisions were needed. It thus improved upon the previous record-holding prime, 6,700,417, also discovered by Euler, forty years earlier. The number 2,147,483,647 remained the largest known prime until 1867.

One Hundred and Eighty - Barlow's prediction - Netflix

He repeated this prediction in his 1814 work A New Mathematical and Philosophical Dictionary. In fact a larger prime was discovered in 1855 by Thomas Clausen (67,280,421,310,721), though a proof was not provided. Furthermore, 3,203,431,780,337 was proven to be prime in 1867.

Euler ascertained that 231 − 1 = 2147483647 is a prime number; and this is the greatest at present known to be such, and, consequently, the last of the above perfect numbers [i.e., 230(231 − 1)], which depends upon this, is the greatest perfect number known at present, and probably the greatest that ever will be discovered; for as they are merely curious, without being useful, it is not likely that any person will attempt to find one beyond it.

At the time of its discovery, 2,147,483,647 was the largest known prime number. In 1811, Peter Barlow, not anticipating future interest in prime numbers, wrote (in An Elementary Investigation of the Theory of Numbers):

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The Crystal Maze - Netflix

Maze Master Richard Ayoade guides a team of five intrepid celebrities in this brand new series of the epic game show adventure through four fantastical zones: Aztec, Medieval, Industrial and Futuristic. In each zone the team must tackle Physical, Skill, Mystery and Mental challenges in a bid to win crystals. These elusive crystals each give the team five seconds in the final test: the iconic Crystal Dome where they hope to collect gold tokens to win prizes.

The Crystal Maze - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2017-08-25

The Crystal Maze - Edward Tudor-Pole - Netflix

Edward Felix Tudor-Pole (also known as Edward Tenpole; born 6 December 1955) is an English musician, television presenter and actor. Originally gaining fame in the United Kingdom in the late 1970s as the lead singer of the punk rock band Tenpole Tudor, Tudor-Pole began an acting career following the group's split in 1982. Outside of his music career Tudor-Pole is probably best known in the UK as the presenter of the game show The Crystal Maze from 1993 to 1995 and in the US for his roles as Enaros in the 1997 fantasy film Kull the Conqueror and Mr. Borgin in The Harry Potter film series.

The Crystal Maze - Personal life - Netflix

Tudor-Pole was born on 6 December 1955 in Lambeth, London to David W. and Shirley C. (née Brown) Tudor-Pole, and was educated at King Edward's School in Witley, Surrey. He later attended RADA (the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art). He is the grandson of the spiritualist, Wellesley Tudor Pole. He lives in London and has one son. He was also a keen biker for almost 17 years; his motorcycling skills can be witnessed in the early 1990s film Tunnel of Love, in which he played the lead role of “The Biker”.

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Gladiators - Netflix

Gladiators was reinvented for the 21st century in 2008 on Sky 1, incorporating elements water and fire. From 20,000 applicants, 32 of the UK's finest athletes were selected to face 12 all-new Gladiators in TV's toughest challenge in the hope of being crowned series champion and winning a £50,000 prize. Footballing legend Ian Wright and TV favourite Kirsty Gallacher were hosts, they were joined by original Gladiators referee John Anderson

Gladiators - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2008-05-11

Gladiators - Gladiators (1992 UK TV series) - Netflix

Gladiators is a British television sports entertainment game show, an adaptation of the American programme and its format, American Gladiators, and was produced by LWT for ITV from 10 October 1992 to 1 January 2000, with a revival made for Sky 1 between 2008 and 2009. The programme's format sees four contestants, two male and two female, compete in a series of physical events against the show's “Gladiators”, eventually competing in one final event, with contestants aiming to secure a place in the grand final and be crowned champion for their respective series. There was no money rewarded to the winner in any episode, until the final. The show was presented by Ulrika Jonsson throughout its original run, alongside John Fashanu (1992 – 1996 & 1999 - 2000) and Jeremy Guscott (1997–1998), with John Sachs providing commentary on each event, and John Anderson refereeing the contests. A group of cheerleaders also accompanied the show, known as the “G-Force”. The success of the British series spawned further adaptations in Australia and other countries, while a children's version for the UK, entitled Gladiators: Train 2 Win, was also created and broadcast on CITV between 1995 and 1998.

Gladiators - 1993 - Netflix

Venue: Wembley Arena, London, EnglandPresenters: John Fashanu and Ulrika JonssonFemale Gladiators: Flame, Jet, Lightning, Panther, Phoenix, Scorpio, ZodiacMale Gladiators: Bullit, Cobra, Hawk, Saracen, Shadow, Trojan, Warrior, WolfReferee: John AndersonTimekeeper: Andrew NorgateDates: 26–28 March The first set of live shows was used to roadtest three new potential events ahead of the televised series. One of the events, Tilt, would be used in the televised series with little modification. Joust was also roadtested in this series with pugil sticks being used but the sybikes were much larger and lower to the ground than the events ultimate appearance in the televised series. A third new event taken from the American series, Breakthrough And Conquer, was also roadtested but would not be taken forward. An 'updated version' of Duel on a rocking suspension bridge using pugil sticks was also played and this format would be modified and played as a new game called Suspension Bridge in the 1993 televised series. Atlaspheres, The Wall and the Eliminator were also played. Three new Gladiators, Bullit, Trojan and Zodiac were included in these shows. For unknown reasons Bullit did not appear in the televised series (though would finally appear in a Legends episode of the 2008 revival series). These shows would be the last to feature Flame, Phoenix and Hawk who were dropped before the 1993 televised series. Some of the contenders from these shows went on to be in the televised shows. One of the contenders, Tammy Baker, would later become a Gladiator, Fox, from 1997 onwards. Highlights from these shows were shown in a preview episode to the 1993 series and whislt footage of him playing was included, there was no specific reference to Bullit (or Flame, Phoenix and Hawk).

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Flog It! - Netflix

Paul Martin and his team of experts invite members of the public to bring their antiques to be viewed and valued, with an option to sell at auction.

Flog It! - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 45 minutes

Premier: 2002-05-27

Flog It! - Beat It - Netflix

“Beat It” is a song written and performed by American singer Michael Jackson from his sixth solo album, Thriller (1982). The song was produced by Quincy Jones together with Jackson. Following the successful chart performances of the Thriller singles “The Girl Is Mine” and “Billie Jean”, “Beat It” was released on February 14, 1983 as the album's third single. The song is also notable for its famous video, which featured Jackson bringing two gangs together through the power of music and dance, and for Eddie Van Halen's guitar solo. “Beat It” received the 1984 Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, as well as two American Music Awards. It was inducted into the Music Video Producers Hall of Fame. The single, along with its music video, helped propel Thriller into becoming the best-selling album of all time. The single was certified platinum in the United States in 1989. Rolling Stone placed “Beat It” on the 344th spot of its list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”. The song was also ranked number 81 on Rolling Stone's “100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time”. In the decades since its release, “Beat It” has been covered, parodied, and sampled by numerous artists including Fall Out Boy, Fergie, and “Weird Al” Yankovic. The song was also featured in the National Highway Safety Commission's anti-drunk driving campaign.

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Dale's Supermarket Sweep - Netflix

Dale's Supermarket Sweep, also known as Supermarket Sweep, was a UK game show based on the American Supermarket Sweep TV show format.

Presented by British television presenter Dale Winton from series 1 in 1993 until series 7 in 2001. Winton also presented a revival series of Supermarket Sweep in 2007.

Dale's Supermarket Sweep - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1993-09-06

Dale's Supermarket Sweep - Supermarket Sweep - Netflix

Supermarket Sweep is an American television game show. The format combined an ordinary team-based quiz show with the novel concept of a live, timed race through a supermarket. In the timed race, cameras followed the teams with shopping carts through a large vacated supermarket with several aisles; the value of items thrown into the cart determined the winning team. The original show was broadcast on ABC from December 20, 1965 to July 14, 1967. Revivals aired on Lifetime from February 5, 1990, to June 16, 1995 (with reruns until August 14, 1998, and on PAX from April 5, 1999, to March 31, 2000), and later from April 3, 2000, to May 23, 2003, with reruns airing until March 26, 2004. ABC's Supermarket Sweep was broadcast from Food Fair supermarkets, mostly around New York City. For the Lifetime version, a mock supermarket was created at Hollywood Center Studios. It was modeled after a Hughes Family Market (which was later merged into the Ralphs chain in 1998) until April 3, 2000, when it was remodeled again after a Unified Western Market. The first season of the PAX version was filmed at Santa Clarita Studios in Santa Clarita, California. Beginning in August 6, 2001, the show moved to NBC Studios. The host for the ABC version was Bill Malone. The announcers were Wally King from 1965 to 1966 and Richard Hayes from 1966 to 1967. The host for the Lifetime and PAX versions was David Ruprecht. The announcer was Johnny Gilbert from 1990 to 1995 and again from April to June 2000, with Randy West taking over for Gilbert in 2000 and continuing for the rest of the series. On October 13, 2017, it was announced that FremantleMedia had acquired the global rights to the format and that a revival of the show was in the works. A FremantleMedia representative stated that “the time is ripe to bring back this all-time favorite game show which has traveled with such success over the years.” The company also stated that the new incarnation of the show would incorporate “modern technology” into the program which reflects 21st century shopping habits. Information about what network it will air on, who the host will be, or if the format will remain similar to previous versions has not yet been determined.

Dale's Supermarket Sweep - Big Sweep - Netflix

The “Big Sweep” was the chance for the teams to run throughout the supermarket and take products from the shelves with the seconds they had earned in the front game. One player for each team was designated as the “runner,” with the job of collecting items in a shopping cart, and the teams were assigned numbers based on their accumulated time: 1 for the most, 2 for the second-most, 3 for the least. The clock for the Big Sweep was set to the leading time, and it started when Team 1 was sent into the market. Teams 2 and 3 were sent in when the clock displayed their respective times. If any of the teams were tied, they were sent into the market at the same time. At any time, runners could bring full carts back to their teams' cash registers and exchange them for empty ones. When time ran out, only items in the runners' carts were included in the team totals. While the runners were in the market, the show's announcer offered commentary on the proceedings. The three main rules for the Big Sweep were: The teams could only take up to five of each item. If an item was knocked off a shelf or otherwise upset or damaged, the runner who did so either had to replace the item on the shelf or put it in his/her cart, or take a $25 penalty for each item. Teams were also penalized for running into supermarket displays, cameramen or any other personnel. Only the runners could be in the market; their partners were required to remain at the checkout counter behind a red restraining line and unload the groceries unless specifically allowed across it by producers (who usually only did so to allow a contestant to retrieve a dropped item or bonus). The product limit, which was absent in the original ABC version of the show, was added to prevent a team from overloading their carts with expensive items, such as poultry, laundry detergent or over-the-counter drugs. In most episodes early in the show's first season on Lifetime, costumed characters such as Frankenstein's monster, a gorilla or a creature named Mr. Yuck ran through the aisles during the Sweep. If the character came near a contestant or vice versa, the contestant had to turn around and go in the other direction. The characters were dropped later in the season. A variety of opportunities to earn additional cash were available during the Big Sweep. Examples included completing a shopping list of three items provided by the emcee, grinding a designated amount of coffee beans, or finding a mystery product. One constant throughout the run was retrieving what the show termed a “bonus item”. Examples of bonus items were stuffed animals, giant signs, or inflatable versions of consumer products. Each bonus item had a sticker that disclosed its value--the maximum value of a bonus item was initially $200; later raised to $250. Once time expired, a bell rang to signify the end of the Big Sweep and the runners had to stop whatever they were doing and return to the registers. All of the products were scanned while the show took a final commercial break, and the grand totals of each team's takes were revealed when the show returned beginning with Team 3. Each team's groceries were tallied and any bonuses/penalties were applied to determine the final totals. The team with the highest score won their Sweep total in cash and advanced to the Bonus Sweep for a chance to win an additional $5,000. The other teams received parting gifts. Sweep totals included cents in the first season, but were subsequently rounded to the nearest dollar.

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Secret Dealers - Netflix

Secret Dealers is recorded with members of the public in their homes. Homeowners have to choose between sentimental attachment and money offers for their possessions. Three antiques dealers go into their homes to bid for items they want to buy. Independent valuers put an estimate on how much they think the items are worth. This figure is revealed to the seller and the audience at home. Items are found by the dealers, who make their own valuation and try to purchase them by placing a cash offer on items around the home and give some advice or information on the Antiques.

Secret Dealers - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2010-09-27

Secret Dealers - Secret Service (2001 video game) - Netflix

Secret Service is a budget-title first-person tactical shooter computer game released in 2001. The title's disclaimer states that it is in no way affiliated with or approved by the United States Secret Service.

Secret Dealers - Premise - Netflix

The player is an American Secret Service agent who must complete 16 single player missions. You start out as a rookie protecting government officials. As you gain experience from completing the operations, you will be assigned higher profile missions. The final mission is protecting the President of the United States.

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Play with Caution - Netflix

In Play with Caution, friends go head to head against super competitors, playing Brawlhalla, Handle with Care, and more...

Play with Caution - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2017-07-17

Play with Caution - Lust, Caution - Netflix

Lust, Caution (Chinese: 色,戒; pinyin: Sè, Jiè; Jyutping: Sik1Gaai3) is a 2007 erotic espionage period thriller film directed by Ang Lee, based on the novella of the same name published in 1979 by Chinese author Eileen Chang. The story is mostly set in Hong Kong in 1938 and in Shanghai in 1942, when it was occupied by the Imperial Japanese Army and ruled by the puppet government led by Wang Jingwei. It depicts a group of Chinese university students from the Lingnan University who plot to assassinate a high-ranking special agent and recruiter working for the puppet government, by using one of their group, an attractive young woman, to lure him into a honey trap. With this film, Lee won the Golden Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival for the second time, the first being with Brokeback Mountain. The film adaptation and the story are loosely based on events that took place during the Japanese occupation of Shanghai. The film's explicit sex scenes resulted in the film being rated NC-17 in the United States.

Play with Caution - Cast - Netflix

Tang Wei as Wong Chia Chi/“Mrs. Mai” Tony Leung Chiu-Wai as Mr. Yee Joan Chen as Mrs. Yee Wang Leehom as Kuang Yumin Tou Chung-hua as Old Wu Chin Kar-lok as Assistant Officer Tsao Chu Chih-ying as Lai Xiujin Kao Ying-hsuan as Huang Lei Lawrence Ko as Liang Junsheng Johnson Yuen as Auyang Lingwen/“Mr. Mai” Fan Kuang-yao as Secretary Chang Anupam Kher as Hali Salahuddin Shyam Pathak as Jewelry Shopkeeper Akiko Takeshita as Japanese Tavern Boss Lady Hayato Fujiki as Japanese Colonel Sato

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Take Your Pick! - Netflix

Take Your Pick! was a United Kingdom game show originally broadcast by Radio Luxembourg in the early 1950s. The show transferred to television in 1955 with the launch of ITV, where it continued until 1968. As it was the first game show broadcast on commercial television in the UK (and the BBC did not at that point offer monetary prizes on its game shows),

It was also by default the first British game show to offer cash prizes.

The programme was later revived from 24 February 1992 to 28 August 1998.

Take Your Pick! - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1992-02-24

Take Your Pick! - Take Your Pick! - Netflix

Take Your Pick! was a United Kingdom game show originally broadcast by Radio Luxembourg in the early 1950s. The show was moved to television in 1955 with the launch of ITV, where it continued until 1968. As it was the first game show broadcast on commercial television in the UK (and the BBC), monetary prizes were not offered to its participants. It was also, by default, the first British game show to offer cash prizes. The programme was later revived from 24 February 1992 to 23 December 1999. The show featured female assistants to accompany Des O' Connor. They were Jodie Wilson in the first two of the revived series, then Gillian Blakeney and Gayle Blakeney in 1994, followed by Sarah Matravers (1996) and Sasha Lawrence in 1998.

Take Your Pick! - Box numbers and the prizes - Netflix

There were 10 boxes numbered from 1 to 10. Three of them would contain booby prizes, one would contain a card awarding a star prize (e.g., a small car or vacation package), and six would contain cards announcing other prizes (e.g., appliances, furniture, or a “treasure chest” of cash). No-one, including the host, knew what each box contained. Contestants would be asked general-knowledge questions. If they answered three out of four questions correctly, they picked a key from a set of ten, corresponding to one of the first ten boxes. The host would then try to buy back the key with increasing amounts of cash, up to about £50 (or, in the revival, a number of hundreds of pounds). One box also included a key to box 13, which would trigger another round of bidding while the contestant had to choose between their first prize, cash, or box 13 which could have an expensive household item or a booby prize.

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Love Connection - Netflix

Each hour episode of Love Connection will feature single men and/or women in search of romance. After the singles are sent on three blind dates, they will dish the dirt in front of a live studio audience, with Andy Cohen as host.

Love Connection - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2017-05-25

Love Connection - Love Connection - Netflix

Love Connection is an American television dating game show, hosted by Andy Cohen, in which singles attempt to connect with a compatible partner of the opposite gender. Originally hosted by Chuck Woolery, the show debuted in syndication on September 19, 1983 and ended on July 1, 1994, after 2,120 shows. Reruns continued to air until September 8, 1995. The series was relaunched for one season in 1998 under the same title with Pat Bullard as host. In 2017, the series returned on Fox with Andy Cohen hosting. On August 10, 2017, Fox renewed the series for another season. Love Connection was produced by Eric Lieber Productions in association with and distributed by Telepictures (1983–1986), Lorimar-Telepictures (1986–1989), Lorimar Television (1989–1990), and Warner Bros. Television (1990–1994).

Love Connection - Legacy - Netflix

The show was one of the biggest game show hits of the 1980s and early 1990s, and helped revive Chuck Woolery's hosting career. At 11 seasons and 2,120 episodes, it was one of the longest lasting game shows in syndication. For many years it was third behind Merv Griffin's Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune (formerly hosted by Woolery) for longest lasting game show in syndication, but since has been surpassed by Family Feud and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Coincidentally, the show premiered on the same date (September 19) that Woolery's former show, Wheel of Fortune, debuted its syndicated edition in 1983. As of 1993, among the couples who met on the show, there were a total of 29 marriages, 8 engagements, and 15 children, according to Woolery. A year later, in a Daily Variety Magazine trade ad promoting the end of the original shows' run after 11 seasons, it was stated that there were 35,478 taped interviews, 2,120 Shows, 31 Marriages, and 20 babies.

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Bracket Genius - Netflix

Bracket Genius (also known as: March Genius) is a winner-take-all game show, 16 colleges and universities go head-to-head in a bracket-style competition for \$100,000.

Bracket Genius - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2017-03-15

Bracket Genius - The International 2014 - Netflix

The International 2014 (TI4) was the fourth edition of The International, an annual eSports Dota 2 championship tournament, which took place at the KeyArena in Seattle. Hosted by Valve Corporation, the tournament began on July 8 with the Playoffs phase and closed on July 21 with the Grand Final. The 2014 edition of The International featured nineteen Dota 2 professional gaming teams that competed for a Grand Prize of over US$5.0 million. Overall, US$10.93 million were awarded at the event, making it the largest eSports event by prize money until it was topped by the next International. The championship used a double-elimination tournament. The current format put teams against each other on a best-of-three basis, with winners and losers moving onto two brackets (Upper and Lower) for the knockout stage. The Grand Final was decided on a best-of-five match. All previously-winning teams were invited to the event. Defending champions Alliance were eliminated on Phase Two of the Playoffs, while 2011 and 2012 winners Natus Vincere and Invictus Gaming were eliminated during the Lower Bracket's Round One. The tournament was broadcast on streaming platform Twitch.tv as well as ESPN3. ESPN2 broadcast a preview of the Grand Final, which was disputed between Chinese teams ViCi Gaming and NewBee. The latter won 3-1, becoming the second Chinese team to win the tournament after Invictus Gaming. It was the first Grand Final that was between two teams from Asia, as well as the first time Natus Vincere was not a participant.

Bracket Genius - July 18: Upper Bracket (UB) - Netflix

The Upper Bracket consisted of two rounds to decide one of the two teams to dispute the 2014 Grand Final. The first round comprised two matches between the top two teams of Phase Two against the two winners of Phase Three. Matches were decided on a best-of-three basis. The first match was held between Chinese teams ViCi and Newbee, with the latter winning 2–1. The second match was held between American team Evil Geniuses and Chinese team Team DK, with the former winning 2–0. The second round match for a place in the Grand Final was disputed by first round winners Newbee and Evil Geniuses; the match was won by the former with two straight victories.

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Komen Eten - Netflix

Komen Eten - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: Dutch

Status: Running

Runtime: 45 minutes

Premier: 2009-01-19

Komen Eten - Dutch grammar - Netflix

This article outlines the grammar of the Dutch language, which shares strong similarities with German grammar and also, to a lesser degree, with English grammar.

Komen Eten - Indefinite imperative - Netflix

The infinitive is also commonly used as a kind of “indefinite imperative”. This often has a meaning much like the English “one must...” and can be used to soften a direct command into more of a suggestion (commonly used in instructional manuals), or to make the command more general rather than directed at the listener or reader at that specific moment in time. The distinction is not always clear, and often both the infinitive and the true imperative may be used without a strong difference in meaning. Niet roken (“No smoking”; might be translated more literally as “One must not smoke”), versus rook niet (“don't smoke”). Hier betalen (“Pay here”), alternatively betaal hier Schudden voor gebruik (“Shake before use”)

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Lip Sync Battle - Netflix

Lip Sync Battle is already a huge viral sensation. Now Spike is taking it to the next level with its very own show, hosted by LL Cool J and with colorful commentary by social media maven and supermodel co-host, Chrissy Teigen. Each episode will feature two A-list celebrities like you've never seen them before - synching their hearts out in hysterically epic performances. The mic is off, the battle is on!

Lip Sync Battle - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2015-04-02

Lip Sync Battle - Lip Sync Battle UK - Netflix

Lip Sync Battle UK is a British musical reality competition television series based on the American version of the same name. It premiered on Channel 5 on 8 January 2016. It is hosted by Mel B and Professor Green. The concept was introduced on the American chat show Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, in which celebrities battle each other with lip sync performances. It has been used as a recurring segment on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon before being developed as a separate show.

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Secret Dealers - Netflix

Secret Dealers is recorded with members of the public in their homes. Homeowners have to choose between sentimental attachment and money offers for their possessions. Three antiques dealers go into their homes to bid for items they want to buy. Independent valuers put an estimate on how much they think the items are worth. This figure is revealed to the seller and the audience at home. Items are found by the dealers, who make their own valuation and try to purchase them by placing a cash offer on items around the home and give some advice or information on the Antiques.

Secret Dealers - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2010-09-27

Secret Dealers - Kate Bliss - Netflix

Kate Bliss (born 1975) is an English antiques expert. She has appeared on the BBC's Bargain Hunt, Flog It! and Secret Dealers, and has presented Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is. Bliss specialises in jewellery and silver, and is a fellow of the Great Britain Gemmological Association.

Secret Dealers - Career - Netflix

A member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, having previously worked for her father's valuation and auction business, she joined Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers. She then joined Philip Serrell's auction business. In light of her growing young family, Bliss currently runs her own Fine Art Valuation business, and works in association with a number of auction houses as a jewellery and silver expert, including Charles Hanson's business. Bliss made her television début after being spotted by the crew of Bargain Hunt, when they were on a visit to Brightwells auction house filming an episode of the programme. She then became an antiques expert on the programme, and later Flog It! and Secret Dealers. Bliss has presented Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.

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Make My Day - Netflix

A unique hidden camera game show in which the contestant becomes the star of their very own TV show Watch as one person is secretly filmed throughout the weirdest 24 hours of their life, and see if their reactions to the most bizarre situations and coincidences help them win a dream prize.

Make My Day - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2002-01-04

Make My Day - Go ahead, make my day - Netflix

“Go ahead, make my day” is a catchphrase written by Charles B. Pierce and spoken by the character Harry Callahan from the 1983 film Sudden Impact. In 2005, it was chosen as No. 6 on the American Film Institute list, AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes.

Make My Day - Influence - Netflix

When speaking out against taxes at the 1985 American Business Conference, President Ronald Reagan, himself a former actor, stated “I have my veto pen drawn and ready for any tax increase that Congress might even think of sending up. And I have only one thing to say to the tax increasers. Go ahead—make my day.” Pierce reacted to this saying that his proudest moment was telling his father, “Tonight the President Ronald Reagan of the United States just quoted you.” The movie Sudden Impact became popular in Kenya in the early 1990s. Kenyan kids pronounced 'make my day' as “Makmende” probably due to influence of the local dialects. Over time, Makmende came to be used by children to refer to those who behaved in a conceited manner. In 2010, Makmende was turned into an Internet sensation all over Kenya's Internet community when Just a Band created a superhero character in the music video of their song “Ha He.” The song Action by Finnish band LOVEX features the line in their song lyrics. During his speech at the 2012 Republican National Convention, Eastwood ended by referencing the line. In February 2015, The Economist featured the headline “Go ahead, Angela, make my day” in reference to the European debt crisis. “Stand-your-ground” statutes referring to a person's right to self-defense are sometimes referred to as “make my day” statutes.

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Pop Quiz: The Comeback - Netflix

It was the Saturday night smash hit music quiz show that ran for four years between 1981 and 1984. Over 30 years later it's back, with the original presenter Mike Read hosting the first of two special celebration shows where the biggest pop stars from the 1980s go head to head in a test of their 80s music knowledge.

Pop Quiz: The Comeback - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: To Be Determined

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2016-12-28

Pop Quiz: The Comeback - Pop Quiz - Netflix

Pop Quiz is a British television quiz programme that originally aired on BBC1 from 4 July 1981 to 28 December 1984 with a Top of the Pops special on 4 January 1994 hosted by Mike Read. It was then revived from 21 May to 9 July 1994 on the same channel but this time hosted by Chris Tarrant. It was revived again on Red TV from 14 June to 30 August 2008 with Mike Read returning as host; he also hosted two specials on BBC Four in December 2016 and January 2017.

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Deck Wars - Netflix

This is the toughest building competition on television – to see who can build the best deck in an unbelievably restricted amount of time. Just two days. It is high-level-construction packed into a pressure cooker of time, expectations and know-how. There are two teams, each made up of two people. The prize is a hugely awesome trophy plus victory itself – knowing that they competed and conquered in a construction contest.

Deck Wars - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2011-07-07

Deck Wars - Decked Out - Netflix

Decked Out is a Canadian home renovation television series, which airs on HGTV Canada. Hosted by Paul Lafrance, a contractor who owns Cutting Edge Construction and Design in Pickering, Ontario, each episode depicts Lafrance and his team designing and building a unique and dramatic deck for a client.

Deck Wars - Related developments - Netflix

Prior to launching his own series, Lafrance appeared on several episodes of Breakfast Television and Holmes Inspection. Lafrance subsequently also launched Deck Wars, a spinoff program in which he moderates a competition between two homeowners each building their own decks, with the Decked Out crew providing build support. Lafrance and company then got aboard Disaster Decks, which inverts Decked Out, going for disastrous decks to rehabilitate or rebuild instead of custom dream decks of Decked Out. Lafrance and his crew went on to do Custom Built making custom furniture and doing customized construction of rooms in houses.

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Wipeout Canada - Netflix

Wipeout Canada is a hilarious game show where contestants run the world's largest - and funniest - obstacle course. Each week, 20 new competitors tackle the course in an effort to be named Wipeout Canada Champion. They come from all walks of life, shapes and sizes - male and female, young and old, fit and not-so-fit.

Wipeout Canada - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2011-04-03

Wipeout Canada - Wipeout (2008 U.S. game show) - Netflix

Wipeout is a game show series in which contestants competed in what was billed as the “World's Largest” obstacle course. Wipeout was hosted and commentated by John Henson and John Anderson, while Jill Wagner acted as the “on-location” reporter. The show aired on ABC from June 24, 2008 until the show aired its final episode on September 7, 2014. The interim host for one season was Vanessa Lachey. The creators and executive producers are Matt Kunitz and Scott Larsen. Distribution of the show was handled by Endemol USA. The show was taped at Sable Ranch in Canyon Country, Santa Clarita, California, about 40 miles north of Los Angeles.

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Blind Date - Netflix

Blind Date is a British dating game show produced by London Weekend Television for ITV & was hosted by Cilla Black. It ran on Saturday nights from 30 November 1985 to 31 May 2003. The show had a format similar to the show known in Australia as 'Perfect Match' or in the US as 'The Dating Game'. Three singles of the same sex were introduced to the audience. They were then questioned by a single of the opposite sex, who could hear but not see them, to choose with whom to go on a date. Before the decision 'Our Graham' (replaced on the final series by Tommy Sandhu), who was never seen, gave an amusing reminder of each contestant. The couple then picked an envelope naming their destination. The following episode showed the couple on their date, and interviews with them about the date and about each other.

Blind Date - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 1985-11-30

Blind Date - Blind Date (UK game show) - Netflix

Blind Date is a British dating game show first produced by London Weekend Television. An unscreened pilot was made with comic Duncan Norvelle as presenter but it was eventually hosted by Cilla Black, who already hosted the LWT series, Surprise Surprise. Blind Date originally ran on Saturday nights from 30 November 1985 to 31 May 2003 on ITV. The show returned in 2017 on Channel 5. The new series began airing on 17 June 2017 in its usual Saturday night slot and is produced by So Television and Stellify Media, a firm part-owned by Sony Pictures Television. Paul O'Grady presents the revived series. Melanie Sykes became the new voice of the show, taking over the role most famously held by Graham Skidmore in the original series.

Blind Date - Revival - Netflix

A planned Irish revival of the format, hosted by Lucy Kennedy on TV3, was dropped by the broadcaster in June 2015. It was later picked up with comedian Al Porter announced as the host in May 2017. In February 2017, it was announced that Blind Date would be returning but would now be aired on Channel 5 fourteen years after being cancelled. On 16 March 2017, Paul O'Grady was announced as the show's new presenter and Melanie Sykes provides the voiceover. The revived series began on 17 June 2017 and received mainly positive reviews.

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The Dog Ate My Homework - Netflix

Iain Stirling presents a tongue-in-cheek school-based panel show as two teams battle it out with off-the-wall questions and slapstick challenges.

The Dog Ate My Homework - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2014-01-17

The Dog Ate My Homework - Sam Battersea - Netflix

Sam Battersea (born May 1974) in Reading, Berkshire, is a British actress. She is part of the LIVE! GIRLS! trio who were commissioned by BBC3 to write and perform their own narrative comedy show called Live!Girls! present Dogtown. Sam is co-creator and performed many of the main characters. The show shown on BBC Three in 1996. She is currently one of the main cast members in Class Dismissed. In 2016, Battersea appeared as a panelist on The Dog Ate My Homework.

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Relic: Guardians of the Museum - Netflix

Game show in which children, summoned to the British Museum by spooky tour guide Agatha, have just one night to uncover the secrets of a relic held inside the museum.

Relic: Guardians of the Museum - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2010-01-21

Relic: Guardians of the Museum - List of Marvel Cinematic Universe films - Netflix

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films are an American series of superhero films, based on characters that appear in publications by Marvel Comics. The films have been in production since 2007, and in that time Marvel Studios has produced 20 films, with 12 more in various stages of production. The series collectively has grossed over $16.8 billion at the global box office, making it the highest-grossing film franchise of all time. Kevin Feige has produced every film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Avi Arad served as a producer on the first two releases, Gale Anne Hurd also produced The Incredible Hulk, Amy Pascal produced the Spider-Man films, and Stephen Broussard produced Ant-Man and the Wasp. The films are written and directed by a variety of individuals and feature large, often ensemble, casts. Many of the actors, including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson, and Scarlett Johansson signed contracts to star in numerous films. The first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was Iron Man (2008), which was distributed by Paramount Pictures. Paramount also distributed Iron Man 2 (2010), Thor (2011) and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), while Universal Pictures distributed The Incredible Hulk (2008). Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures began distributing the films with the 2012 crossover film The Avengers, which concluded Phase One of the franchise. Phase Two includes Iron Man 3 (2013), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), and Ant-Man (2015). Captain America: Civil War (2016) is the first film in the franchise's Phase Three, and is followed by Doctor Strange (2016), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Black Panther (2018), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), with Captain Marvel (2019) and an untitled Avengers film (2019) still scheduled for the phase. Sony Pictures distributes the Spider-Man films, which they continue to own, finance, and have final creative control over. Spider-Man: Far From Home has been scheduled for 2019, alongside Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in 2020, with an additional two untitled films also scheduled for 2020, three untitled films scheduled for 2021, and three untitled films scheduled for 2022. Feige has indicated that Marvel may abandon the phase grouping after the conclusion of Phase Three.

Relic: Guardians of the Museum - Iron Man (2008) - Netflix

Billionaire industrialist Tony Stark builds himself a suit of armor after he is taken captive by a terrorist organization. Free from his captors, he decides to upgrade and don his armor in order to hunt down weapons that were sold under the table. In April 2006, Marvel hired Jon Favreau to direct Iron Man, with the writing teams of Art Marcum and Matt Holloway and Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby writing competing scripts. Favreau consolidated both into one script, which was then polished by John August. Robert Downey, Jr. was cast in the title role in September 2006, after growing out a goatee and working out to convince the filmmakers he was right for the part. Principal photography began on March 12, 2007, with the first few weeks spent on Stark's captivity in Afghanistan, which was filmed in Inyo County, California. Production also occurred on the former Hughes Company soundstages in Playa Vista, Los Angeles, California, with additional filming at Edwards Air Force Base and Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. Iron Man premiered at the Greater Union theater in George Street, Sydney, on April 14, 2008, and was released internationally on April 30, and in North America on May 2. The film ends with a post-credits scene featuring Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, who approaches Stark regarding the “Avenger Initiative”. Favreau said that he included the scene as “a little tip of the hat for the fans...a way to sort of tee up The Avengers.” Jackson was only on set for a day, with a skeletal crew to avoid the news of his cameo leaking. Captain America's shield is also visible in the background of a scene; it was added by an ILM artist as a joke, and Favreau decided to leave it in the film.

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You're Back in the Room - Netflix

You're Back in the Room is an British television game show that has beed broadcasting on ITV since 14 March 2015. It is hosted by Phillip Schofield and Keith Barry.

You're Back in the Room sees a team of five strangers take on apparently simple challenges to win money, but each of these contestants have been hypnotised.\ \ The contestants, each willingly open to hypnotic suggestion, will be hypnotised by International mentalist Keith Barry and seemingly straight forward tasks will get much harder as their hypnotic triggers cause them to inadvertently sabotage their chances of winning with hilarious consequences.\ Host Phillip Schofield is on hand as the contestants play four rounds, each worth an increasing amount for their cash pot. The more they accumulate the more chance they have to each walk away with a substantial amount of money in the final End Game.\ How well the contestants overcome their hypnotic hindrances, will determine what cash prize they will walk away with.

A second season of 4 episodes has been commissioned by ITV and is set to air in 2016.

You're Back in the Room - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: To Be Determined

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2015-03-14

You're Back in the Room - List of British game shows - Netflix

This is a list of British game shows. A game show is a type of radio, television, or internet programming genre in which contestants, television personalities or celebrities, sometimes as part of a team, play a game which involves answering questions or solving puzzles usually for money and/or prizes.

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Dog Eat Dog - Netflix

Six contestants spend a day with each other competing in various physical and mental challenges. During this evaluation day players decide who's good/lacking in various elements of trivia and strength. The next day, game day, challenges are presented and the gameplayers vote for the person they think most likely to fail the challenge. If the person fails, they are banished to the Dog Pound. But if the successfully complete the stunt, they then vote off one of the people who voted for them. Players are whittled down until only two remain. They then compete in a head to head competition to discover who's the Top Dog. But it's not over yet! The Top Dog then gets five question categories (ie: Sports, Politics, Entertainment) and must choose which player from the Dog Pound they want to answer each one. If the Top Dog chooses wisely and manages to get the pound members to answer three incorrectly, he/she wins the pot of \$25,000. But if the Pound members answer three correctly, they split the pot equalling \$5,000 apiece. The game's a great one because during the evaluation day, players use lies and deceit to fool fellow players into thinking they're weak in areas they may not be. Lots of treachery and excitement.

Dog Eat Dog - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 40 minutes

Premier: 2002-06-17

Dog Eat Dog - Dog Eat Dog (2016 film) - Netflix

Dog Eat Dog is a 2016 American black comedy crime thriller film directed by Paul Schrader. The screenplay by Matthew Wilder is based on Edward Bunker's 1995 novel of same name. The film stars Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe. The film was the closing entry for the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

Dog Eat Dog - Production - Netflix

Principal photography on the film began on October 19, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. Filming also took place in Sheffield Lake, and it ended on November 23, 2015.

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Fake! The Great Masterpiece Challenge - Netflix

Giles Coren and art historian Rose Balston host Sky Arts' new competition which challenges members of the public to identify a host of imitation artworks which have secretly replaced multimillion-pound masterpieces in galleries and museums around the UK.

Fake! The Great Masterpiece Challenge - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2017-03-29

Fake! The Great Masterpiece Challenge - It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown - Netflix

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is a 1966 American prime time animated television special based on the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz. A Halloween special, it was the third Peanuts special (and second holiday-themed special, following A Charlie Brown Christmas) to be produced and animated by Bill Melendez. It was also the first Peanuts special to use the titular pattern of a short phrase, followed by “Charlie Brown”, a pattern which would remain the norm for almost all subsequent Peanuts specials. Its initial broadcast took place on October 27, 1966, on CBS, preempting My Three Sons. The original sponsors were Coca-Cola, the original sponsor of A Charlie Brown Christmas, and the Dolly Madison brand of baked snack foods, which would go on to be a longtime co-sponsor of the Peanuts specials on CBS. CBS re-aired the special annually through 2000, with ABC picking up the rights beginning in 2001, where it now airs annually during the Halloween season. The program was nominated for a 1966 Emmy Award. It has been issued on home video several times, including a Remastered Deluxe Edition of the special released by Warner Home Video on September 2, 2008, with the bonus feature It's Magic, Charlie Brown which was released in 1981. To celebrate its 40th anniversary, a retrospective book was published in 2006. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: The Making of a Television Classic includes the entire script, never-before-seen photographs, storyboard excerpts, and interviews with the original child actors who provided the voices of the Peanuts gang. A history of the program and the various religious interpretations of Linus' sincere belief in the Great Pumpkin are explained in the 2015 book, A Charlie Brown Religion.

Fake! The Great Masterpiece Challenge - Home video releases - Netflix

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown was first released on VHS by Media Home Entertainment and Hi-Tops Video as part of the “Snoopy's Home Video Library” set. This version included editing of the “trick-or-treat” scene and removed the entire sequence of Schroeder playing World War I-era songs. Paramount Home Video later released the special in its entirety on VHS in the '90s. It was released on DVD on September 12, 2000, with You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown as a bonus special. After Warner Home Video had obtained the off-air rights to the Charlie Brown library of TV specials, they released a new DVD release under the new “Remastered Deluxe Edition” line on September 2, 2008. On this DVD, the bonus special was It's Magic, Charlie Brown (You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown was released on its own DVD later that year), and it included a new featurette, “We Need a Blockbuster, Charlie Brown”. A Blu-ray/DVD combo pack was released on September 7, 2011, with the same features as the Warner DVD. The feature was later released on 4K UHD on October 10, 2017.

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The Wave - Netflix

The Wave mixes sun, sea, surf...and stacks of cash. But instead of packing sunscreen, competitors must pack their swimmers as Rylan Clark-Neal sends them off in pairs to battle it out on the Atlantic coast of Portugal in an effort to win the booty.

The Wave - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: In Development

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: None

The Wave - No wave - Netflix

No wave was a short-lived avant-garde scene that emerged in the late 1970s in downtown New York City. In partial reaction against punk rock's recycling of traditionalist rock and roll clichés, no wave musicians instead experimented with noise, dissonance and atonality in addition to a variety of non-rock genres, including free jazz and funk, while often reflecting an abrasive, confrontational and nihilistic worldview. In the later years of the scene, it adopted a more playful, danceable aesthetic inspired by disco, early hip hop and world music sources. The term “no wave” was a pun based on the rejection of commercial new wave music. The movement would last a relatively short time but profoundly influenced the development of independent film, fashion and visual art.

The Wave - Legacy - Netflix

I began to express myself musically in a way that felt true to myself, constantly pushing the limits of idiom or genre and always screaming “Fuck You!” loudly in the process. It's how I felt then and I still feel it now. The ideals behind the (anti-) movement known as No Wave were found in many other archetypes before and just as many afterwards, but for a few years around the late 1970s, the concentration of those ideals reached a cohesive, white-hot focus.

In 2004, Scott Crary made a documentary, Kill Your Idols, including such no wave bands as Suicide, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, DNA and Glenn Branca as well as bands influenced by no wave including Sonic Youth, Swans, Foetus and others. In 2007–2008, three books on the scene were published: Soul Jazz's New York Noise, Marc Masters' No Wave, and Thurston Moore and Byron Coley's No Wave: Post-Punk. Underground. New York. 1976-1980. Coleen Fitzgibbon and Alan W. Moore created a short film in 1978 (finished in 2009) of a New York City no wave concert to benefit Colab called “X Magazine Benefit”, documenting performances by DNA, James Chance and the Contortions, and Boris Policeband. Shot in black and white Super 8 and edited on video, the film captured the gritty look and sound of the music scene during that era. In 2013, it was exhibited at Salon 94, an art gallery in New York City.

In a foreword to the book No Wave, Weasel Walter wrote of the movement's ongoing influence,

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