CTV Television Network


Network: CTV Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1961 to 1962

Broadcast Medium: Television

Another of several game shows to appear in CTV’s schedule in its first season, and one of many to come from the Goodson-Todman stable in New York, Showdown was hosted by Hamilton radio broadcaster Paul Hanover. It featured contestants competing to answer general knowledge questions, and the announcer was Nick Hollinrake, later the Voice of CTV on many Network shows and promotion spots.

Showdown was produced for CTV by Screen Gems at the studios of CFCF-TV in Montreal. It lasted only one year on CTV, in the 1961-1962 season.

Written by Pip Wedge – November, 2002