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Poll of the Year 2014 - THE RESULTS ARE IN!
You've sent in your votes and it's been a record breaking year - thanks very much for that. What did you think were the best and worst new shows of the last year? It's time to find out.
The 100 Most Popular Game Shows
One question you almost certainly haven't been asking yourself is "What are the 100 most popular articles on this site?". Well, tough, because we have and you can see the result of our Greatest Game Shows - it lists stalwarts like The Crystal Maze and Interceptor to surprises such as Kate Thornton's Dishes. Who knew?
While UKGameshows.com is (even if we say so ourselves) the most comprehensive guide to the genre anywhere on - or off - the web, with over 2100 programmes already in our database it is inevitable that even we're stumped sometimes. So we're asking for your help. A number of our "most wanted" shows are now listed here and a team of volunteers is standing by, waiting to add your contributions to our compendium of game show knowledge. Go on, help us out. It's what Mumsy would want.
In the pipeline
You're Back in the Room: ITV, 14 March
Wild Things: Sky1, 15 March
The Edge: BBC1, 16 March
Celebrity Juice series 13: ITV2, 19 March
Killer Magic: BBC3, 24 March
The Quizeum: BBC4, 25 March
Eurovision's Greatest Hits: BBC1, 3 April
Relatively Clever: Sky1, 3 April
Play to the Whistle: ITV, 11 April
See also the Coming up section on the New Shows page.
Game show news
27 March 2015 Leaving the Competition Tonight is... Dermot O'LearyDermot O'Leary
has announced that he has left The X Factor
. He first hosted the programme in 2007, when he took over from original host Kate Thornton
. O'Leary commented, 'After eight wonderful years on The X Factor it's time for me to move on'. A replacement has not yet been announced.
19 March Channel 5 moves in with Big Brother Again
It has been announced that Channel 5 has extended its deal to broadcast Big Brother
for another three years. The agreement between the channel's owner Viacom, and Endemol subsidiary Initial, will see two celebrity series and one civilian series, as well as associated spin-offs, air each year until the end of 2018.
12 March 2015 BBC = Big Bonanza Commissions
The BBC has announced an array of new series and pilot commissions as well as recommissions for the four main channels. BBC One were given two series commissions for Can't Touch This and Five Star Family Reunion as well as a pilot commission for Perfect Match and three recommissions for Win Your Wish List
, Who Dares Wins
and In It to Win It
, BBC Two were given a pilot commission for Airheads and a recommission for Only Connect
, BBC Three were given a series commission for Killer Magic
and BBC Four were given a series commission for The Hive (working title).
24 February 2015 Truth accepted
The BBC has commissioned 10 new episodes of the hit comedy panel show Would I Lie to You?
. The ninth series will consist of eight regular episodes, a Christmas special and an unseen bits compilation.
10 February 2015 Good evening. This is Canberra calling.
The European Broadcasting Union has announced that Australia has been invited to compete in this year's Eurovision Song Contest
. The contest has a strong following Down Under, and in recognition of this, the country has been granted a wildcard entry into the final. The EBU has said this is a one-off to mark the contest's 60th anniversary, but should they win, Australia will be allowed to defend their title in a European city in 2016. Organisers have also not ruled out allowing other guest countries to compete in the future.
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