IS THERE SPACE FOR GAME SHOWS ON CONTEMPORARY GHANA TV?
ABSTRACT:The proliferation of games shows on contemporary Ghana tv within the cultural environment of modern Ghana impels this paper into being. Game shows like – Ghana Most Beautiful, Talented Kids, Date Rush , Mentor ,‘What do you know’ and in the past: “Agoro”, ’Good Life Game Show’,‘Who Wants to be Rich’, ’UCMAS Arithmetic Quiz’, ‘The Pulpit’, ,‘Football Challenge’,’M‘Icons’,‘Idols’, ‘Stars of the Future’,’Battle for discovery’are some of the tv content that have cluttered the contemporary Ghanaian tv space. These have attracted a lot of audience appeal in contemporary Ghana. The purpose of this paper is to set off Game Shows as important in the Ghanaian contemporary tv space. Questions like- Why Game Shows? The functionality and the consequent reception of Game Shows will be touched upon. The first part deals with the philosophy of the broadcasting institution that purveys the Game Shows and the discursive modes for projecting this tv genre. The second part deals with the tv text per se; and the Game Show as a genre.The last part is the conclusion of the paper.