The Game of Life (partially found Hub Network game show; 2011-2012)

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The show's logo.

Status: Partially Found

The Game of Life was a Hub Network game show that premiered on September 3rd, 2011.[1] Hosted by Frank Nicotero, the game show adaptation had two families of three experience a virtual ride in a car based on the game of the same name for a chance to spin to win a grand prize, typically a vacation. The show only aired for one season and concluded on April 15th, 2012.

History[edit | edit source]

The Hub first announced the start of the production of the show on March 24th, 2011, when they announced its programming for the 2011-2012 season, with Frank Nicotero, set to host the show.[2] The show was previewed on September 3rd, 2011, along with Scrabble Showdown, the day after Family Game Night's second season was premiered. Along with Scrabble Showdown, the show would officially premiere on September 17th, 2011,[3] and its original time slot was Saturdays at 6:00 pm EST. The time slot would be moved to Sundays at 9:00 pm EST and later changed to Sundays at 8:00 pm EST, which now is aired after Family Game Night.

The show concluded on April 15th, 2012. After that, reruns of the show would continuously air on The Hub Network until June 29th, 2014.[4] The show would return to Discovery Family sometime later, but the network stopped airing it for unknown reasons. The first 26 episodes of the show were available to stream on-demand on Tubi. However, Tubi removed them from the streaming platform due to the license to distribute the show expiring, making it barely accessible for a short time.[5]

Episode List[edit | edit source]

Below are all of the episodes produced and their availability status.

# Air Date Team 1 Team 2 Status
1 Jan 29th, 2012 Sara Dominique Found
2 Feb 12th, 2012 Colton Hannah Found
3 Jan 8th, 2012 Hailey Leroya Partially Found
4 Oct 1st, 2011 Rory Madison Partially Found
5 Jan 15th, 2012 Shana Kayla Lost
6 Oct 30th, 2011 George Claire Partially Found
7 Sept 24th, 2011 Sammy Elijah Lost
8 April 15th, 2012 Dean Emily PartiallyFound
9 Jan 22nd, 2012 Allie Artie Lost
10 Feb 19th, 2012 Naomi Erica Partially Found
11 Dec 4th, 2011 Morgan Kylee Found
12 Sept 3rd, 2011 Shane Serge Found
13 Mar 4th, 2012 Karen Ashton Partially Found
14 Mar 11th, 2012 Bryce Skye Partially Found
15 Mar 25th, 2012 Kaleb Nachala Partially Found
16 Feb 26th, 2012 Tori Justine Found
17 Dec 11th, 2011 Natalie Sebastian Found
18 Feb 5th, 2012 Michael Gabrielle PartiallyFound
19 Oct 8th, 2011 Taylor Shekinah Lost
20 Oct 15th, 2011 Troy Autumn Partially Found
21 April 1st, 2012 Akwe Micayla Lost
22 Mar 18th, 2012 Zahrah Hunter Found
23 Nov 27th, 2011 Austin Matthew PartiallyFound
24 April 8th, 2012 Christian Gwen Partially Found
25 Nov 13th, 2011 Sydnie Tori Found
26 Dec 18th, 2011 Emma Savion PartiallyFound
27 Nov 6th, 2011 Carly Nicholas Found
28 Oct 23rd, 2011 Brennan James Partially Found
29 Jan 1st, 2012 Madison Zach Partially Found
30 Nov 20th, 2011 Jonah Sydnee Partially Found

Availability[edit | edit source]

Out of the thirty episodes produced, nine are found in their entirety, one is partially found, and three have clips available. A sizzle reel, containing clips from the majority of the show, is found and can be viewed on editor Andrew J. Ciancia's website. When contacted, host Frank Nicotero told Lost Media Wiki user Racelympics that he doesn't have any episodes and asked if he had tried YouTube.[6] In addition, when contacted, most of the crew said they don't have any episodes and confirmed that the network would be where all of the show's episodes are located.[7]

On July 11th, 2021, Lost Media Wiki user Halofan found five episodes through a private tracker and uploaded them onto Google Drive. Phanpy Ken later reuploaded these episodes on YouTube. When contacted, executive producer Bob Boden sent Racelympics the premiere episode after he got in touch with creative consultant Steve Ryan, who would forward this message to Boden.

Other episodes of the show exist but are currently being held by private collectors.[8][9][10] Racelympics made a document detailing the search for the Game Show Tape Trading Facebook community in hopes of recovering more episodes. Ryan Rinkerman, a private collector, made a comment on that post, stating that although he wished he had saved more of the show, it was the least favorite that aired on The Hub Network and was not a big deal for him. He promised that he would try to make the missing episodes from his collection found, while also try to hunt down others.[11] Other than that, the missing episodes have yet to resurface.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Promo announcing the show's sneak preview.
A behind the scenes clip.

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