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cmjb13

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« on: January 11, 2004, 06:48:58 PM »
Were/are there any others besides Meridith Viera, Betty White, and Anne Robinson?
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2004, 06:51:46 PM »
Didn't Joyce Bullivant host a revival of "The Dating Game" in the 80's?

EDIT: Wait, I'm wrong... it was Elaine Joyce from '86 to '89.
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2004, 06:53:33 PM »
And Sarah Purcell was the co-host of "The Better Sex".

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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2004, 07:01:13 PM »
Arlene Francis hosted a sort-of-game-show called "Blind Date" back in the early '50s, IIRC.  Unfortunately (for those who were watching back then), the animated thought bubbles, hot girls, and omnipresent sex weren't there until a few years later.

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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2004, 07:06:38 PM »
Last time I checked Kennedy hosts "Friend or Foe?".
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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2004, 07:09:48 PM »
In Australia we've had a handful of them:

In the mid-80s there was a female co-host (as opposed to hostess) on It's a Knockout (think Gladiators set at a circus), when Fiona McDonald hosted it with Billy J Smith

There's was also a kids' game show called Guess What in the early 90s. It's kinda grey as to whether the women on this show (first Alison Brahe, Cameron Daddo's wife; then Jacqui Rindt, his brother Andrew's wife) would be billed as "hosts" or "co-hosts". It was a show where a cartoonist (male) would draw pictures on a white board and the contestants had to guess what the picture was. He did a lot of talking, bantering with the female host, so he was pretty much billed as "host" as well.

Australia's first female game show (solo) host was Sofie Formica, who took over hosting on Now You See It in the 1990s.

Since then we've had Lisa Trealor on I Do I Do, Cornelia Frances on The Weakest Link, Kerri-Anne Kennerley on Greed and Simone Kessell on Dog Eat Dog.

Also, in the mid-90's there was a kids' game show called Challenger which had a female co-host, Zoe Sheridan
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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2004, 07:11:20 PM »
Oh, almost forgot, in late 2002, we had a revival of the dating game Perfect Match, which was hosted by Shelley Craft

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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2004, 07:14:26 PM »
These are some more from the top of my head.

Annie Wood "Bzzt!"
Vicki Lawrence-Schultz "Win, Lose or Draw"
Louise DuArt "Rodeo Drive"
Nancy Pimental "Win Ben Stein's Money"
Jenny McCarthy/Carmen Electra "Singled Out"
Karyn Bryant "Name That Video"
Gina St. John "Who Knows You Best?"
Summer Sanders "Figure It Out"
Kennedy "Friend or Foe"
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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2004, 07:14:35 PM »
Let's not forget Vicki (Thelma Harper) Lawrence who hosted the NBC Win, Lose or Draw.

And on one week when Vicki was sick, Sally Struthers substituted for her.

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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2004, 07:17:46 PM »
Add two co-hosts to the list: Meredith Macrae(unsold $50K a Minute pilot with Geoff Edwards in 1985), and Debbie Maffett(co-hosted Shopper's Casino with Jim Maxwell(?) in 1987)

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« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2004, 07:56:32 PM »
Everybody always forgets about "Follow the Leader" with Vera Vague.  Arlene also filled in for Bill Cullen on TPIR.  There were a few others on GSN as well besides Kennedy.
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« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2004, 08:20:24 PM »
[quote name=\'zachhoran\' date=\'Jan 11 2004, 07:17 PM\'] Add two co-hosts to the list: Meredith Macrae(unsold $50K a Minute pilot with Geoff Edwards in 1985) [/quote]
 Why would this matter?

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« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2004, 08:25:15 PM »
[quote name=\'Brandon Brooks\' date=\'Jan 11 2004, 09:20 PM\'] [quote name=\'zachhoran\' date=\'Jan 11 2004, 07:17 PM\'] Add two co-hosts to the list: Meredith Macrae(unsold $50K a Minute pilot with Geoff Edwards in 1985) [/quote]
Why would this matter?

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 I don't really see why it shouldn't count.....just because it was an unsold pilot doesn't really make any difference, IMO.

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« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2004, 08:31:51 PM »
Hmm. There's one woman, I can't think of her name...hmm...I know it's Vanna something. :P

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« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2004, 08:33:23 PM »
[quote name=\'inturnaround\' date=\'Jan 11 2004, 07:14 PM\'] These are some more from the top of my head.

Annie Wood "Bzzt!"
Vicki Lawrence-Schultz "Win, Lose or Draw"
Louise DuArt "Rodeo Drive"
Nancy Pimental "Win Ben Stein's Money"
Jenny McCarthy/Carmen Electra "Singled Out"
Karyn Bryant "Name That Video"
Gina St. John "Who Knows You Best?"
Summer Sanders "Figure It Out"
Kennedy "Friend or Foe" [/quote]
 Julie Rodgers(sp?) hosted a quasi game show on BET in 1988 called Tell me Something Good, which had a celeb panel give advice to a home viewer who called in, and one of the home viewers each day won a prize, or something to that effect. It used the similarly titled Rufus/Chaka Khan song as the theme.