Hidden Agenda (game show)

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Hidden Agenda
Hidden Agenda GSN logo.png
Presented byDebi Gutierrez
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes7
Executive producer(s)Michael Davies
Running time21–22 minutes
Production company(s)Embassy Row
Original networkGame Show Network
Original releaseJanuary 14 (2010-01-14) –
February 25, 2010 (2010-02-25)
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Hidden Agenda is an American hidden camera game show hosted by comedian Debi Gutierrez. The series premiered on Game Show Network (GSN) on January 14, 2010, airing new episodes once a week for seven weeks. The show uses with hidden cameras to film couples playing as contestants. One member of the couple knows they are on the show and must convince his or her partner to complete a series of challenges. The series was canceled after its first season primarily due to poor ratings.


The series is filmed with hidden cameras and features couples playing together as contestants. Only one member of the couple knows they are being filmed, and must convince their partner to complete a variety of "outrageous and comedic challenges."[1] The couple wins a monetary prize dependent on how many challenges they complete.


Hidden Agenda was first announced on December 10, 2009.[1] Television comedian Debi Gutierrez was chosen to host the show, other actors were also employed to add "fun and excitement" to the challenges.[2] Michael Davies' production company Embassy Row served as the series' producers.[3] The show premiered on January 14, 2010.[1][4] After seven episodes, the series was dropped from GSN's schedule and eventually canceled.[5]


An editor for Hollywood Junket drew comparisons between the series and Ashton Kutcher's hidden camera show Game Show in My Head, which debuted on CBS a year earlier.[6] The series' ratings were below average for GSN (CNN's James Dinan described them as "ratings woes"),[7] falling over time,[8] and by April, the show was absent from GSN's schedule entirely.[9]

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  1. ^ a b c "GSN Announces Premiere of Hidden Agenda, New Domestic Hidden-Camera Game Show in Which Couples Secretly Get Each Other to Do Their Bidding — For Prizes" (Press release). GSN Corporate. December 10, 2009. Archived from the original on April 14, 2010.
  2. ^ "GSN premiering Hidden Agenda". Radio & Television Business Report. December 10, 2009. Retrieved January 29, 2018.
  3. ^ C21 reporter (December 11, 2009). "GSN reveals Hidden Agenda". C21Media. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  4. ^ Shattuck, Kathryn (January 14, 2010). "What's On Today". The New York Times. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  5. ^ "Showatch: Hidden Agenda (GSN)". The Futon Critic. Futon Media. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  6. ^ "Hidden Agenda: Domestic Hidden-Camera Game Show!". Hollywood Junket. December 11, 2009. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  7. ^ Dinan, James (May 5, 2010). "GSN takes risk with puppet game show". CNN. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  8. ^ "GSN Analysis – March 2010". Broadcasting & Cable. NewBay Media. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  9. ^ "GSN Analysis – April 2010". Broadcasting & Cable. NewBay Media. Retrieved October 20, 2017.

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