Cracking the code on 3 popular game shows

Game shows are taking over TV lately. Celebrity Family Feud just got renewed for a fourth season and is averaging 6.7 million viewers per showing. Most Americans love these shows, but how do you get on one and is it all fake? Kristina Guerrero is cracking the code on three popular game shows.

1.  Family Feud

Who are these 100 people surveyed and can you be part of it? Do you just get stopped on the street? Turns out they use a polling company that uses random-digit dialing. So if answer your phone you could get surveyed.

2.  The Price is Right

To find my answer we asked Emmy-winning game show producer Gary Green. He says, “Every single one of those contestants is interviewed before they go onto the set so we have a sense of who we think is going to be good who's gonna have great energy and who's gonna make our show more enjoyable for the home viewer." So it’s all about big energy. Gary also says, "Obviously having a lot of energy when you're being interviewed by the producers is critical, but even more critical is actually having some knowledge about the show itself."

3.  Jeopardy

How smart do you need to be to get on Jeopardy? It all comes down to taking a test. If you've answered enough right you'll get a call and be invited on the show.

What’s your favorite game show? Join the conversation on our Facebook page, @TheListShowTV.

Print this article Back to Top

Comments
WVUA 23
Birmingham, AL
WKRG/WFNA
Mobile, AL
KNXV - ABC
Phoenix, AZ
KWBA - CW
Tucson, AZ
KLRT/KASN
Little Rock, AK
KERO - ABC
Bakersfield, CA
KGTV - ABC
San Diego, CA
KWHS-TV
Colorade Springs, CO
KMGH - ABC
Denver, CO
WFTS - ABC
Tampa, FL
WFTX
Ft. Myers, FL
WPTV
West Palm Beach, FL
WALB - NBC
Albany, GA
WXIA/WATL
Atlanta, GA
KFVE - MyNet
Honolulu, HI
WCIA/WCIX
Champaign, IL
WCIA/WCUU
Chicago, IL
WRTV - ABC
Indianapolis, IN
WFIE - NBC
Evansville, IN
WISE - NBC
Fort Wayne, IN
WHME
South Bend, IN
KLJB
Davenport, IA
WBNA
Louisville, KY
KFVS/WQWQ
Paducah, KY
WHNO
New Orleans, LA
KMSS
Shreveport, LA
WMAR - ABC
Baltimore, MD
WXYZ - ABC
Detroit, MI
WSYM - FOX
Lansing, MI
KMCI - IND
Kansas City, MO
KMTV - CBS
Omaha, NE
KTNV - ABC
Las Vegas, NV
WKBW - ABC
Buffalo, NY
WHAM
Rochester, NY
WCPO - ABC
Cincinnati, OH
WEWS - ABC
Cleveland, OH
KJRH - NBC
Tulsa, OK
WYOU
Wilkes-Barre, PA
KTTW
Sioux Falls, SD
KPEJ
Odessa/Midland, TX
KCWX - MyNet
San Antonio, TX
KLTV - CW
Tyler, TX
WSKY
Norfolk, VA
KING/KONG - IND
Seattle, WA
WGBA - NBC
Green Bay-Appleton, WI
WTMJ - NBC
Milwaukee, WI