The Search for Canada's Game Shows

Documentary
English (Available dubbed in English & subtitled in English)

Region: Ontario and Nunavut

Year of Production: 2019

Duration: 22

Remember when Canada had game?

Canada was once a fertile ground for new, original and beloved game shows, even some that reached audiences worldwide. Now, the game shows produced in Canada are few and far between, and when they are made, they’re usually adaptations of shows created in the United States and other nations.

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 this series will examine the legacies of Canada’s historic game shows from the 90s, 80s, 70s and beyond.

The show will take a journey across Canada to find out more about these shows, what state the surviving materials are in, and feature interviews with the producers, hosts, contestants and broadcasters who pioneered them, with a loving look back at some of the greatest moments from these game shows.

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Network Productions Inc

Cast/Participants: Howie Mandel

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