Make the Grade
is a children's game show
that aired from October 2, 1989 through December 29, 1991 on Nickelodeon
Make the Grade
premiered on Nickelodeon on October 2, 1989 and ended on December 29, 1991. Reruns of Make the Grade
aired Nickelodeon Games and Sports
from January 2, 2000 to April 2, 2004.
The first two seasons were hosted by Lew Schneider
, with the first season taped in a small New York
studio with no live audience. For the next two seasons, the show moved to the newly opened Nickelodeon Studios
in Orlando, Florida
, with Robb Edward Morris taking Schneider's place as host for the final season. New York-based disc jockey
Maria Milito was the announcer for the entire run.
Three contestants each situated at either a red, green, or blue desk competed to answer trivia
questions and acquire squares on a 7x7 game board. The category icons and grade levels lit up on the front of each desk when a question was answered correctly. Grade levels, which ranged from elementary school and grades 7 through 12, ran along the top of the board; six subjects plus a "special elective" ran down the left. The contestants' goal was to answer one question from each grade level and one question from each category.
Most squares contained questions. If a contestant answered the question correctly, he earned that square for his desk and control of the board. If incorrect, the other two had a chance to answer once the host re-reads the question.... Read More