I've Got a Secret is an American panel game show produced by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman for CBS television. Created by comedy writers Allan Sherman and Howard Merrill, it was a derivative of Goodson-Todman's own panel show, What's My Line? Instead of celebrity panelists trying to determine a contestant's occupation, as in What's My Line, the panel tried to determine a contestant's secret: something that is unusual, amazing, embarrassing, or humorous about that person.

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I've Got a Secret
Title card for the original 1952-1967 version
GenreGame show
Created byAllan Sherman, Howard Merrill
Directed byFranklin Heller (1956–1967)
Presented byGarry Moore
Steve Allen
Bill Cullen
Stephanie Miller
Bil Dwyer
ComposersLeroy Anderson
Norman Paris
Steve Allen
Edd Kalehoff
Score Productions
Tim Mosher
Alan Ett
Scott Liggett
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodesCBS 1952-1967: 680
Syn 1972-1973: 39
CBS 1976: 4
Oxygen: 120[1]
GSN 2006: 40
Production
ProducersMark Goodson
Bill Todman
Allan Sherman
Chester Feldman
Running time22–26 minutes
DistributorFirestone Syndication Company (1972-1973)
Fremantle
Release
Original networkCBS (1952–1967, 1976)
Syndicated (1972–1973)
Oxygen (2000–2001)
GSN (2006)
Picture formatBlack-and-white (1952–1966)
Colour (1966–1976, 20002001, 2006)
Audio formatMonaural (1952–76)
Stereo (2000, 2006)
Original release
  • June 19, 1952 (1952-06-19) – June 9, 2006 (2006-06-09)
Chronology
RelatedWhat's My Line?
To Tell The Truth
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The original version of I've Got a Secret premiered on CBS on June 19, 1952,[2] and ran until April 3, 1967. The show began broadcasting in black and white and switched to color in 1966, when all commercial prime time network programs in the US began to be produced in color.

The show was revived for the 1972–1973 season in once-a-week syndication and again from June 15 to July 6, 1976, as a summer replacement series on CBS. Oxygen launched a daily revival series in 2000, which ran until 2001. A second revival by GSN premiered on April 17, 2006, and aired new episodes daily until June 9, 2006.