Ah, the long-running phenomenon of the TV game show. These programs may be appointment viewing for you every night or just something you stumble upon when you're home sick from work, but we've all indulged in the great television pastime of watching other people win (and lose) money on the small screen at some point.

There are a whole slew of game show series that have stood the test of time. For instance, the original "Jeopardy" premiered back in 1964 and "The Price is Right" has been kicking since the early '70s. One show hitting a milestone is "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" -- the U.S. version of the quiz program first aired on August 16th, 1999, so it's about to hit its 15th anniversary. Yup.

But not all game shows are as lucky. Sure, some of them live on through syndication and Game Show Network re-runs and occasionally there's modern reboot, but sometimes they just end. Forever. Let's take a look back at a few game shows that are gone, but not (well, maybe they are ...) forgotten:







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