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5 Shows like Jeopardy: Go Big or Go Home

samar2Jeopardy’ is probably the most serious of the game shows, and prospective contestants study for years to learn the trivia.

Nonetheless, the objective is to win big. Let’s take a look at more classic game TV shows like ‘Jeopardy’. ~ Samar N

Shows Similar To ‘Jeopardy’

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‘Deal or No Deal’ (NBC, 2005 – 2009)

NBC’s ‘Deal or No Deal’, hosted by Howie Mandel, assigns a case to a player and then the player eliminates the remaining cases one by one.

The cases are opened and the money inside revealed but, wait! There’s a twist. After some of the cases are opened, the player is offered cash in exchange for not continuing the game and possibly winning a larger sum of money.


Similarity Match

Choosing cases with prize money isn't as simple as it seems.



‘The Price Is Right’ (NBC/ABC, 1956 – 1965, 1972 – )

The series similar to ‘Jeopardy’ revolves around contestants competing to identify accurate pricing of merchandise to win cash and prizes.

Contestants are selected from the studio audience when the announcer proclaims the show’s famous catchphrase: “Come on down!”


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"Come on down" to guess the price.



‘The Newlywed Game’ (ABC, 1964 – 1974, 84)

The Newlywed Game’s favourite catch phrase was ‘making whoopee’, a euphemism for sex coined by the original host, Bob Eubanks, that was conceived to bypass censorship.

The phrase became so popular that Eubanks continued to use it through the 1980s and 1990s, when he could’ve easily used the word ‘sex’ on publicly broadcast television.


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A game show for couples. 



‘Dallas’ (CBS, 1978 – 1991)

Though not a game show, ‘Dallas’ bears similarity to ‘Jeopardy’ and other game shows because of the theme is money, though dirty money at that.

Actor Larry Hagman (I Dream of Jeannie) stars as double-crossing, wealthy Texan oil tycoon Bobby Ewing, who owns a large cattle ranch. Bobby Ewing marries Pamela Barnes to expand his empire, though their families were sworn enemies.


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Erwing Oil rakes it in.


If You Like ‘Jeopardy’, You Will Like

‘Wheel of Fortune’ (NBC, 1975 – 1989: CBS, 1989 – 1991: NCB, 1991)

The show most like ‘Jeopardy’ is ‘Wheel of Fortune’; both deal with word puzzles though ‘Jeopardy’ is more trivia-based.

The longest-running game show in the U.S., ‘Wheel of Fortune’ is similar to the game ‘Hangman’; contestants spin a giant carnival wheel which then allows them to guess letters to fill slots.

The show’s trademark is Vanna White’s gorgeous evening gowns, which are different every time.


Similarity Match

The longest-running game show in the U.S.


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