Unsold Game Show Pilots

TitleHostDescriptionCatalog Info
$10,000 Sweep, TheJack ClarkInteresting Pyramid precursor1stGen/GSN/TA-4
$50,000 a MinuteMeredith MacRae &
Geoff Edwards
Pilot #1 – Shelley Smith vs. Charles Siebert A/SM/TA-4
$50,000 a MinuteMeredith MacRae &
Geoff Edwards
Pilot #2 – Markie Post vs. Ed Begley, Jr. A/SM/TA-4
BabbleTom KennedyUnsold pilot with guests Meredith MacRae, Brad Garrett, Gwynne Gilford, James Hampton, Marcia Wallace, Norm Crosby, Betty White1stGen/GSN/TA-4
BamboozleBob HiltonPilot with similarities to To Tell the Truth (so much so that Chuck Barris got sued)B/SM/JC1
BankoWink MartindaleFormat based on BingoA-/SM/JC1
Bedtime StoriesAl Lohman &
Roger Barkley
Pilot episodeA/SM/TA-4
Body TalkVicki LawrencePilot #1 – Elaine Joyce/Jacklyn Zeman vs. Richard Simmons/Bill KirchenbauerA+/Buzzr
Buck Stops Here, TheJim PeckQuestion and answer game against timeA-/SM/JC1
Caught in the ActJim PeckAnne Meara/Bill Cullen/Anita Gillette/Clifton Davis/Stephanie BraxtonA/SM/JC1
Celebrity Double DareBruce JennerYeesh, this show didn't need celebritiesA-/SM/JC1
Combination LockRoss KingUnsold pilot created by John RicciB+/S4C/TA-4
Cop OutGeoff EdwardsAre celebrities being honest or copping out?A/GSN/JC1
CrosswordGeorge FennemanPossibly the first attempt at turning crossword puzzles into a game showB/Color Kine/JC1
Decisions, DecisionsBill CullenGame that eventually became Hot Potato's bonus round - 2 pilotsB/SM/JC1
Dollar a SecondBob EubanksAttempt to revive a 1950s show1stGen/GSN/TA-4
GambitBob EubanksRevival attemptB-/SM/TA-4
Get Rich QuickSteve EdwardsGuests are Robert Urich, Lynnie Greene, John Ritter, & Debralee Scott 1stGen/GSN/TA-4
Honeymoon Game, TheJim McKrellJack Barry’s third attempt at the Joker’s Wild format, and would have been the world’s first 90 minute game showA-/SM/TA-4
King of the HillRobert EarleCard Sharks precursorA/SM/JC1
Lucky NumbersAlex TrebekTwo unsold pilots for this tweaked version of High RollersA/SM/TA-4
MalcolmAlex TrebekDo I need to describe this one?A-/SM/JC1
Monday Night QuarterbackJerry KramerDick Martin/John Hall vs. Peter Lawford/Myron Pottios1stGen/GSN/TA-4
Money in the BlankKevin O'ConnellPyramid meets Three on a MatchA-/SM/TA-4
OddballJamie FarrAttempted revamp of "Get the Message"A/SM/JC1
On a RollDavid SparksPilot #1 – Sharon vs. TimA+/Buzzr
Party LineGene RayburnPilot for what eventually became Bruce Forsyth's Hot StreakA-/SM/JC1
Pass the LineCliff SaberA panel has to finish a story with drawingsA/Kine/JC1
Play for KeepsSonny FoxPilot #2 – Basically big-money “Winner Take All” A+/Buzzr
PuzzlersPat SajakLaurie/John/April – odd Goodson/Todman pilot, but Pat’s personality shines through!A/SM/TA-4
Quick as a FlashBill CullenUnsold pilot from early in Bill's TV careerA-/Kine/TA-4
Riddlers, TheDavid LettermanJoAnne Worley, Robert Urich, Joyce Bulifant, Michael McKean, Debralee Scott1stGen/GSN/TA-4
Run for the MoneyBill RaffertyPilot for what became "Going for Gold" in the UKA/SM/TA-4
Says WhoGeoff EdwardsBetsy Palmer, Anne Meaa, Bill Cullen, Peter Lawford1stGen/GSN/TA-4
Second GuessersJack CarterStudio audience members try to guess answers to questions given by people on the street1stGen/GSN/TA-4
Shoot the WorksGeoff EdwardsPilot for what eventually became Shoot for the Stars1stGen/GSN/TA-4
Simon SaysBob BarkerOdd pilot involving a “computer” and random facts about audience membersB/SM/TA-4
Smart AlecksAllen LuddenInventors show off their inventinonsB/SM/JC1
Star WordsNipsey RussellPatty Duke Astin and Charles Nelson ReillyA+/Buzzr
TKOPeter TomarkenPilot #4A+/Buzzr
Talking PicturesAllen LuddenConcentraton meets Hollywood SquaresA-/SM/TA-4
Top SecretWink MartindaleThis one ALMOST made CBS's scheduleB/SM/TA-4
Twenty OneJim LangePilot for a revivalA-/SM/JC1
TwistersJim PerryJackpot meets shuffleboard1stGen/GSN/TA-4
We've Got Your NumberJack BarryFrom a videotape source (as opposed to the color kinescope circulating) A-/SM/TA-4