Video Village was a game show where two contestants compete in a life-sized board game, answering questions and performing stunts for cash and prizes.
Type: Game Show
Runtime: 30 minutes
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Video Village is an American television game show produced by Heatter-Quigley Productions which aired on the CBS network in daytime from July 11, 1960, to June 15, 1962, and in primetime from July 1 to September 16, 1960. It was notable for the use of its unique “living board game” concept and for premiering soon after the quiz show scandals.
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A spin-off, Video Village Junior (sometimes also called Kideo Village) aired on Saturday mornings from September 30, 1961 to June 16, 1962; It was essentially the same game, except with children participating as the contestants (and a parent serving as their “significant other”). Its last episode aired the day after Video Village concluded its run. Two years following Village's cancellation, a new Saturday morning kids' show, Shenanigans, premiered with game play similar to that of Village. It aired on ABC in 1964 and 1965, and was also a Heatter-Quigley production. The host was Stubby Kaye and the announcer was Kenny Williams (appearing as “Kenny the Cop”), who had also been the announcer on Village. Like “Village”, a board game based on the show was manufactured by Milton-Bradley.