Missus Goes a Shopping was one of the earliest game shows to be broadcast on television. It first aired on CBS Radio from February 17, 1941 to December 21, 1951. On August 3, 1944 the network began airing a primetime version until January 22, 1946. The original host was John Reed King.
King hosted through the debut of the network's daytime version (which began on November 19, 1947 and ended on November 10, 1948), after which he was briefly replaced by Bud Collyer with a new title of This Is the Missus on November 17.
In December, Collyer was replaced by Warren Hull until the series ended on January 12, 1949. Throughout the run, future What's My Line? producer Gil Fates served as a substitute host.