If you grew up watching game shows like a fiend whenever you weren’t in school the way I did, this might be worth checking out.
Canada was once a breeding ground for new, original and beloved game shows, even some that reached audiences worldwide. Now, game shows produced in Canada are few and far between, and when they are made, they’re usually adaptations of shows created elsewhere in the world.
So what happened to Canada’s game shows? And will Canada one day return to being a creator of original and popular game shows in the numbers they once were? Only by retracing our history can these questions be answered, and our upcoming documentary series blows the dust off of Canada’s historic game shows from the 90s, 80s, 70s and even earlier.
“The Search for Canada’s Game Shows” is a journey across Canada to find out more about these shows and their impact, and features interviews with the producers, hosts and broadcasters who pioneered them. We will also take a loving look back at some of the greatest moments from these game shows through the fond memories of the contestants.
If you can’t catch the episodes on Game TV, it looks like they’ll be available online.
By the way, it says here that Talk About was only produced between 1988 and 1990. I’m sure that’s right, but is that really right? I swear I remember watching episodes a few years beyond then that weren’t reruns. That’s where the being in school most days part comes in, I’m guessing.