Was this the title of a game show or TV drama in the 1980s?

See if you can tell the difference between Hot Potatoes and Hot Pursuits.

Game shows can have a lot of drama. You have human interest, happy endings and heartbreak. No wonder so many game show sounded like dramas, especially in the 1980s.

Take Double Dare for example. Of course, it was a popular Nickelodeon game show — but Double Dare was also a drama on CBS with Billy Dee Williams in 1985.

We've gathered some TV shows from the Eighties. Can you correctly guess if they were game shows or dramas?

  1. Fame
  2. Battlestars
  3. Hot Potato
  4. Hot Pursuit
  5. Hothouse
  6. Camouflage
  7. High Rollers
  8. Time Machine
  9. Code Red
  10. Just Men!
  11. Lottery!
  12. Call to Glory
  13. Fandango
  14. Triple Threat
  15. A Year in the Life

Was this the title of a game show or TV drama in the 1980s?

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Marshall_Kolchak 6 days ago
12/15 First pass i knew 5 for sure, so i had lowered expectations on this one... 7/10 on the unsure ones makes this a win for me!
SashaPayneDiaz 12 days ago
11/15 Not a game show guy...some lucky guesses.
denny 13 days ago
11/15 that was really rough
DavidBartholomew 16 days ago
I've written about BattleStars before. I tested that show for the network. From Heater/Quigley, Hollywood Squares fame. Very bad, it was 13 and out!

Instead of Squares, the stars were in triangles. And, you didn't answer 1 question to capture the star, each SIDE of the triangle was a question! So, to capture the star you needed 2 out of 3 sides. Very slow moving game
DavidBartholomew 16 days ago
Lottery was a combination "Love Boat" and buddy show.


One was the lottery official who gave the winner a check, his partner was the IRS! Get it? One gave the money, the other took it away!! How funny!!

Usually 2 stories an hour, if I remember correctly. Love Boat level guest stars.
jimmyvici 16 days ago
11/15...never heard of ANY of those except Fame.
jerrysays 18 days ago
13 out of 15 I'll Take it LOL !
Dajj 18 days ago
12/15 tough quiz, I had to guess on some.
cabugi 18 days ago
10/15 ... never heard of half of them.
wbyassee 18 days ago
You got 15 out of 15. Guessed at a couple of them.
JKMallaber 18 days ago
15/15! Totally guessed on at least half of them!
TheSentinel 18 days ago
14/15 - Time Machine tripped me up.
wbyassee TheSentinel 18 days ago
Almost got me too. But the show I was thinking about was The Time Tunnel. MeTV is trying to be slick.
I actually had a dream where John Davidson was on THE MASKED SINGER in costume as an owl.

He lasted three rounds and no one was even close to identifying him.
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