A game show is a radio, television, or internet program where ordinary contestants compete to win cash or prizes.
Traditional game shows are inherently meritocratic, as the players who are best at playing the games are most likely to win. However, in recent years, the focus has been on game shows that rely on little more than random chance, such as Deal or No Deal and Set for Life. This difference is possibly attributed in part to the liberal leanings of networks, but merit based shows such as Jeopardy! and Who Wants to Be A Millionaire? remain on television.