Greed (partially found Fox game show; 1999-2000)

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Greed The Series.jpg

The show's title screen.

Status: Partially Found

Greed was an American game show hosted by Chuck Woolery that aired on Fox from November 4th, 1999, to July 14th, 2000. Following the success of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, Fox attempted their own primetime hit where once contestants could possibly win over $2,000,000. Unfortunately, Greed did not capture the success of Millionaire and was cancelled in July 2000 after just 44 episodes. Despite the lacklustre success, some of the episodes have resurfaced.

Background[edit | edit source]

In the ever-expanding market of entertainment, tv shows have come and gone. One popular genre that has allowed for people to win amazing prizes is that of game shows. In 1999, ABC launched the successful game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire to very positive ratings and reviews. Fox, wanting to up the competition, launched their own television show Greed that same year. Whereas the top prize in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire was a total of $1 million, the top prize for Greed would be $2 million.[1][2]

Syndication[edit | edit source]

Greed first debuted on Fox on November 4th, 1999, with modest success. While successful, Greed was not the exact hit that Fox was aiming for, and the show was cancelled after the conclusion of its first season in 2000.[3] In 2002, the television station GSN picked up the syndication rights to re-run Greed. Re-runs would air on GSN from 2002 until 2008.

Episodes[edit | edit source]

Below is a list of all the episodes and their availability status.

# Episode Title Status
1 & 2 Nov 4th, 1999 Found
3 Nov 11th, 1999 Found
4 Nov 18th, 1999 Found
5 Nov 24th, 1999 Lost
6 Dec 2nd, 1999 Lost
7 Dec 9th, 1999 Found
8 Dec 10th, 1999 Lost
9 Dec 16th, 1999 Found
10 Jan 5th, 2000 Found
11 Jan 6th, 2000 Found
12 Jan 7th, 2000 Lost
13 Jan 14th, 2000 Found
14 Jan 21st, 2000 Found
15 Jan 28th, 2000 Lost
16 Feb 4th, 2000 Partially Found
17 Feb 11th, 2000 Found
18 Feb 18th, 2000 ([1] | [2]) Partially Lost
19 Feb 25th, 2000 (Tournament of Losers) Lost
20 Mar 1st, 2000 Lost
21 Mar 3rd, 2000 (TV Greed) Found
22 Mar 6th, 2000 (That ‘70s Greed Part 1) Found
23 Mar 7th, 2000 (That ‘70s Greed Part 2) Found
24 Mar 10th, 2000 Lost
25 Mar 17th, 2000 ([3] | [4] | [5] | [6]) Found
26 Mar 24th, 2000 Lost
27 Mar 31st, 2000 Found
28 April 7th, 2000 Found
29 April 14th, 2000 Found
30 April 21st, 2000 Lost
31 April 25th, 2000 Lost
32 April 28th, 2000 (Super Greed) Found
33 May 2nd, 2000 (Super Greed) Found
34 May 5th, 2000 (Super Greed) (1 | 2 | 3) Partially Found
35 May 12th, 2000 (Super Greed) (1 | 2) Partially Found
36 May 19th, 2000 (Super Greed) Lost
37 May 26th, 2000 (College Greed) Found
38 June 2nd, 2000 Lost
39 June 9th, 2000 Lost
40 June 16th, 2000 Lost
41 June 23rd, 2000 Lost
42 June 30th, 2000 Lost
43 July 7th, 2000 Partially Found
44 July 14th, 2000 Lost

Availability[edit | edit source]

GSN picked up Greed in 2002[4] and aired every episode except for That ‘70s Greed Part 1 due to it being only a half-hour long; however, both parts would be uploaded to YouTube by "Game Show Wonderland+" in 2021. Greed hasn’t aired on GSN since 2008, and most of the episodes have not resurfaced on the internet but most of the missing episodes exist among private collecters.[5][6][7]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Unused promo for the show that used footage from the missing episodes.
WFLD-TV News Report on the show.
Promo for the Super Greed episodes.


International versions[edit | edit source]

Despite Greed not being as successful as initially hoped, it did inspire numerous international spin-offs. Where the international versions differ from the U.S. version of Greed is that all international versions were made by the British production company Fremantle.

  • Ya Qatel ya Maqtoul (Arabic يا قاتل يا مقتول) aired in Lebanon on LBC in 2002.[8]
  • Codicia aired in Argentina on the El Trece in 2001.[9]
  • Mission 1 million aired in France on M6 network from November 27th, 2000, until December 8th, 2000.[10]
  • Ca$h—Das eine Million Mark-Quiz aired in Germany on the ZDF network from November 2000 until April 2001.[11]
  • Gr€€d aired in Italy on the Raidue channel from September 18th, 2000, until April 6th, 2001.[12]
  • A Febre do Dinheiro aired in Portugal on the SIC network.[13]
  • Алчность aired in Russia on NTV from September 10th, 2001, until April 30th, 2002.[14]
  • Aslan Payı aired in Turkey on aTV in 2000.[15]
  • Gr££d aired in the United Kingdom on Channel 5 from May 18th, 2001, until June 5th, 2001.[16]
  • La fiebre del dinero aired in Venezuela on Venevision in 2001.[17]

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