Showdown (Canadian game show)

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Genre game show
Presented by Paul Hanover
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Screen Gems
Original network CTV
Original release 5 October 1961 – 1962

Showdown was a Canadian television game show, which aired on CTV in the network's inaugural 1961-62 season.

Hosted by Hamilton radio broadcaster Paul Hanover, the program featured contestants competing to answer general knowledge questions on music. Showdown was produced for CTV by Screen Gems (now Sony Pictures Television) and CFCF-TV (one of several co-productions between the network and Screen Gems) and was broadcast each Thursday at 7:30 PM beginning 5 October 1961.[1][2]


  1. ^ Braithwaite, Dennis (19 September 1961). "CTV Launches Shows Across Canada Oct. 1". The Globe and Mail. p. 11. 
  2. ^ Dube, Bernard (18 September 1961). "Dial Turns". Montreal: The Gazette. p. 12. Retrieved 2010-04-02. 

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