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Poll of the Year 2012
Unbelieveably despite wind, rain and financial crashes the world did not end in 2012. But something the Mayans did predict correctly is that once again UKGameshows.com and Bother's Bar would be doing another of its polls of the year just gone. What new shows did you like? Which ones weren't you so fond of? We wanted to know. The results are in! Thanks very much to everyone who voted, we had a record number of ballots.
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
Mastermind 2013-14: BBC2, 9 August
That Puppet Game Show: BBC1, 10 August
Just a Minute series 67: Radio 4, 12 August
Girlfriends series 2: ITV2, 14 August
Celebrity Big Brother series 12: Channel 5, 22 August
A League of Their Own series 7: Sky1, 23 August
Don't Sit in the Front Row series 2: Sky1, 23 August
The Chase series 7: ITV, 2 September
Mock the Week series 12 cont.: BBC2, 5 September
See also the Coming up section on the New Shows page.
Game show news
6 August Louis has The Exit Factor
Louis Walsh has revealed that the upcoming tenth series of The X Factor
will be his last. The Irish music mogul has judged on all series of the programme since it first aired in 2004. During his time on the programme he has mentored several acts that have gone on to have chart success, including JLS, Shayne Ward, Union J, and Jedward
24 July Life Force Replenished
There's to be a new edition of Knightmare
, distributed on the internet. Original producer Tim Child has returned to the one-off show, which features Jessie Cave from Harry Potter
and comedian Isy Suttie. This summer will also see a stage show of Knightmare
performed at the Edinburgh Festival.
9 July 8 Out of 10 Cats Prefer Countdown
Channel 4 have announced that 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown
has been commissioned for a full series. The format, which sees the 8 Out of 10 Cats
regulars invade the Countdown
studio, originated from the Channel 4 Mash-up
evening aired in January 2012. This special, originally intended as a one-off, rated well, and led to three more specials being aired. The new series is scheduled to air this summer.
21 May Dancing on Ice Skates Off
ITV have announced that the forthcoming series of Dancing on Ice
, scheduled to air in January 2014, will be the last. The format, which first aired in 2006, will bow out by celebrating the 30th anniversary of Torvill & Dean's gold-medal-winning performance of Bolero
at the 1984 Winter Olympics.
2 April Brian, You Have Been Evicted
Channel 5 has announced that Emma Willis
, presenter of Big Brother
spin-off Bit On The Side
, has been promoted to host of the main show, replacing two-time Big Brother
winner Brian Dowling
who has hosted the programme since its move to the broadcaster in 2011. Willis will take the helm for the first time when the civilian version of the programme returns for its 14th series this summer.
11 March They're In
The BBC has announced Cloud-service entrepreneur Piers Linney as the second new Dragon to join the den, following the departures of Hilary Devey and Theo Paphitis. Linney, and fellow new Dragon, designer Kelly Hoppen, will appear alongside long-standing Dragons Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden, and Duncan Bannatyne when the programme returns for its eleventh series later this year.
Previous stories can be found in our News Archive. For more in-depth analysis, check out Weaver's Week, usually published every Sunday.
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