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|Created by||Nick Nicholson
E. Roger Muir
|Directed by||Sidney M. Cohen
|Presented by||Robin Ward|
|Narrated by||Nick Hollenreich|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|Executive producer(s)||Gerry Rochon|
|Producer(s)||Sidney M. Cohen
|Running time||30 minutes (w/commercials)|
|Production company(s)||Glen-Warren Productions
|Original channel||CTV Television Network|
|Original run||1983 – 1987|
Guess What is a Canadian game show that aired on the CTV Television Network from 1983 to 1987. It was originally created by Nick Nicholson and E. Roger Muir (creators of The Newlywed Game, Definition, Headline Hunters and others). It was a Glen-Warren Production for the CTV Television Network.
Robin Ward hosted and Nick Hollenreich announced the series. It was originally produced and directed by Sidney M. Cohen at CFCF-TV in Montreal, Quebec, where Hollenreich was a staff announcer, and later moved to CFTO-TV in Toronto, Ontario.
Multiple Choice Questions
In each round, host Ward read a series of three questions, each with six possible answers. When the question was read and the choices were revealed, each player in turn (commuting back & forth between teams) chose which answer was correct. Choosing the correct answer was worth 60 points, minus 10 for every incorrect answer. Some questions contained either audio or visual content.
Team Effort Question
Each round ended with a special question called the "Team Effort Question". Host Ward read the question after which four possible answers (A, B, C, & D) were revealed. Then the players had a small amount of time to think about, and choose, which answer was correct. 20 points earned for each player who was correct for a maximum of 60 points.
A final team effort question worth 100 points, for a maximum of 300 points, was played in the final round after the third question or whenever a times up bell rings, whichever came first.
The team with the most points after three rounds won the game, a couple of nice prizes, and moved on to the bonus round.
In the bonus round, the winning family were asked three more questions with four possible answers on the first question, five on the second, and six on the third. Each questions was worth $50 and if the first two questions were answered correctly, the last question was worth a bonus prize, otherwise it was played for an additional $50.
Any family that remained champions for seven consecutive episodes won a vacation and retired undefeated.