January 6-June 27, 1986
June 30, 1986-January 2, 1987
January 5-July 3, 1987
July 6, 1987-January 1, 1988
January 4-July 1, 1988
July 4-December 30, 1988
January 2-March 31, 1989
In late 1985, CBS decided that it wanted a big-money show on its daytime schedule, so they ordered a revival
of the popular show "Card Sharks", but this new version differed in many ways from
the original 1978-1981 NBC version hosted by Jim Perry. The
set was changed, the music and most notably (in the first four
weeks especially), the Money Cards was played differently (concering the process
of changing cards). |
Starting in the summer of 1986, 10 people who had something
in common began appearing in the front row of an auidence, and
several times throughout the show, questions were asked about them.
In Fall 1986, there was an "Educated Guess"
question added, which just played out like a normal Hi-Lo question,
except that the person venturing the guess is not limited to 0-99 people.
Finally, the last difference is the two "Car
Games" the show used. Starting on October 27, 1986, the show added
this game just after the Money Cards.
This guide will attempt to document all nuances
and changes throught the run of the show (or as much of
the run GSN decides to show before they yank it off the schedule).
Very Very Special Thanks go out to
for providing the day's winnings on times I've missed the show or forgot
to tape it.
Thanks also go out to
for advice and humor to keep me alive :-) So, enjoy the guide, and thanks for coming!
Also, thanks to Jonathan Seaward for providing some missing
Any info that I might be leaving out or any
comments may be always mailed to
and I'll be glad to read them!
Oh, and a certain inane
ATGSer contributed info too, he can be sane when mommy remembers
to change his diaper,
I'm so ashamed of it that I put it in this small type and hid it