Gameshow Marathon

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Gameshow Marathon
Gameshow Marathon-Logo.jpg
Premiere May 31, 2006
Finale June 29, 2006
Host Ricki Lake
Network/Provider CBS
Style 60-minute game show
Company FremantleMedia North America,
Granada America
Seasons 1
Episodes 7
(List of episodes)
Origin USA

Gameshow Marathon is a game show that aired on CBS. The show is based on ITV's Ant and Dec's Gameshow Marathon.

Ricki Lake (previously a talk show hostess and earlier star of the original "Hairspray" movie) hosted seven re-creations of classic game shows using celebrities who play for charity as well as giving viewers at home a chance to win some of the prizes offered. The games played were The Price Is Right, Let's Make a Deal, Card Sharks, Press Your Luck, Beat the Clock, Match Game, and Family Feud. Six celebrities participate, with all playing The Price Is Right (half-hour version rules apply). The winner sits in the "Finalists Row" while the other five move on to the other shows. The last two remaining play Family Feud on the last installment with the winner pocketing $100,000 for charity. The big winner was comedienne Kathy Najimy.

The home viewer contest had viewers text messaging the correct answer to a question used in each of the games (they could also go to CBS's site to enter). Winners were determined by a random drawing of all correct answers. Videos of the winners receiving their prizes and welcomed by Todd Newton were shown.

The show was taped at Studio 46 of CBS Television City in Hollywood, California.



Person Character
Main Cast
Rich Fields Announcer
Lance Bass Contestant
Paige Davis Contestant
Tim Meadows Contestant
Kathy Najimy Contestant
Leslie Nielsen Contestant
Brande Roderick Contestant
Betty White Match Game panelist
George Foreman Match Game panelist
Kathy Griffin Match Game panelist
Bruce Vilanch Match Game panelist
Adam Carolla Match Game panelist
Adrianne Curry Match Game panelist
Lenisha Cole Model
Rachel Reynolds Model
Shane Sterling Model


Season Premiere Finale #
Season One May 31, 2006 June 29, 2006 7


DVD Releases

There are no DVD releases for this show.

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