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Beat the Clock (1950)

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Beat the Clock is a Goodson-Todman game show that aired on American television in several versions since 1950.

The original show, hosted by Bud Collyer, ran on CBS from 1950 to 1958 and ABC from 1958 to 1961. The show was revived in syndication as The New Beat the Clock from 1969 to 1974, with Jack Narz as host until 1972, when he was replaced by the show's announcer, Gene Wood. Another version ran on CBS from 1979 to 1980, with former Let's Make a Deal host Monty Hall as host and Narz as announcer. The most recent version aired in 2002 on PAX with Gary Kroeger and Julielinh Parker as co-hosts. The series was also featured as the third episode of Gameshow Marathon in 2006. Ricki Lake hosted while Rich Fields announced.

In 2013, the show appeared in TV Guide's list of the 60 greatest game shows ever.

Series Cast

  1. Gary Kroeger

    Gary Kroeger

    27 Episodes

  2. Jack Narz

    27 Episodes

  3. Monty Hall

    27 Episodes

  4. Gene Wood

    27 Episodes

  5. Dee Bradley Baker

    Dee Bradley Baker

    27 Episodes

  6. Warren Oates

    Warren Oates

    27 Episodes

  7. Bud Collyer

    Bud Collyer

    Himself - Host

    27 Episodes

Full Cast & Crew

Last Season

Season 16

2003 | 5 Episodes

Season 16 of Beat the Clock premiered on February 16, 2003.

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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