There has been a recent explosion in T.V. game shows
Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, Greed, and 21 are some of the new titles of television game shows. The successful [and fairly original] ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire?’ started the craze. Everybody is cashing in and most networks have their own give-away-large-amounts-of-money-game shows. Even the cable channel called ‘Old Game Shows’ has seen increased ratings due to the current game show frenzy. The question is will it die down or keep going strong? Right now, the future outlook looks promising for the bigger shows, but I think the smaller imitations will die in about 6 months. However, I have found most of these shows to be fairly interesting and not at all boring. Because of this, many shows could keep going for quite a while if they play their cards right. Just look at Wheel of Fortune; that show has been on for a very long time and shows no signs of slowing down. The same could happen for these game shows. But, I believe they need sponsers. For example, most everything on Wheel of Fortune is a certain brand and the companies give Wheel of Fortune some items to give away in exchange for advertising. On these big money shows, there could be a million dollar prize sponsered by, say, Visa Credit Cards. We will see how it all turns out but I am hoping some of these shows stick around.