Mindreaders

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Mindreaders
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Premiere August 13, 1979
Finale January 11, 1980
Creator Ira Skutch
Host Dick Martin
Network NBC
Style 30-minute game show
Company Goodson-Todman Productions
(The Mindreaders Company)
Episodes 126
Origin USA

Mindreaders was a game show airing daytime on NBC.

Two teams, each of a celebrity captain and three civilian players, participate. A question is posed, such as "Have you ever written graffiti on a bathroom wall?" The three civilian players lock in a "yes" or "no" answer. The celebrity captain must now predict whether the teammates answered yes or no. Each correct prediction scores $50. An incorrect prediction allows the opposing team captain to predict the answers of the remaining teammates.

First team to $300 wins the game and plays a bonus round against a jury of ten studio audience members. Three questions are posed, with each civilian teammate playing each question, predicting how many jury members answered yes. $500 is scored if exactly right, $200 scores if off two either way. The contestants can increase their winnings tenfold by predicting how their team captain answered a final yes-or-no question for a possible maximum of $15,000. Majority vote wins the money.

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