Million Second Quiz

Don't fret: TV game shows are alive and well


In its earliest days, TV was giving $50 to a lucky few on "What's My Line?" In its loudest days, some shows were handing out $1 million.

Game shows have soared, crashed, then revived. Now "The Chase" (Tuesday, Aug. 6) is the latest arrival this summer. Here's the story I sent to papers:

By MIKE HUGHES

Surrounded by big-concept, big-budget
dramas, TV people still sometimes go retro. They re-discover game
shows.