TimeChase is a history based quiz show. It was created by Sidney M. and Jay R. Cohen. It's originally telecast on the History Channel in Canada. It featured questions based on decades in history. It was produced and directed by Sidney M. Cohen. TimeChase is currently telecast on GameTV. The show ran in 1997 to 1999 and emcee Sheldon Turcott died in 2000. On the final episode, Alan Prendergast from Toronto, Ontario won. He remains to the day, the undefeated champion of TimeChase.
The History Channel: 1997-1999
Super People Productions
Three contestants compete in the game. One of them is a returning champion. Sheldon announced six decades which ask as categories. One decade is a TimeChase mystery category which remains a secret until it is chosen. The champion picks a decade and then Sheldon reads a question with three choices. The first player to ring in to guess an answer. If he/she is right, they'll get 10 points. If they are wrong, the remaining players will have a choice to the remaining answers. There are 4 questions in every category. After the category is done, the player with the last correct answer picks from the remaining categories. The round ends when time is up.
Round 2, Double or NothingEdit
The round is almost the same as the first round, but there is no mystery category during Round 2. Now, there are more 6 decades, but now those six decades are all about a certain topic. There is another mystery decade and will only be chosen. Correct answers are worth 20 points. The player has to decide whether or not to answer of a follow up question for another 20 points. A wrong answer will take the points away. The round ends when time ran out or all decades have been covered. The player with the most points wins the game, a prize and goes to the Bonus Round.
Sheldon reads a topic and the winning contestant has to answer 5 questions. The first one have $25. The second one have $50. The third one have $75. The fourth one have $100. And the fifth and final question have $250 for a total of $500. If a player answers all them right, he/she win another prize. The player can stop anytime. But a incorrect answer along the way loses everything, but if there any questions left, they would be worth $25 each. In any case, the champion comes back next time. Champions stay for 5 games. If they make that so far, they win a cruise in the Saint Lawrence River.