Saturday, August 1, 2015

Sneaky Peeky

On the next GSN The Know....

-How July was the most watched month on GSN....
-Skin Wars takes a nose dive....
-And which 3 shows should've had a second season?

GSN The Know. See what the nation's talking about.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Overtime #22: Mind if I recharge your batteries?

VO: This is Overtime. More about the network you know & trust. Here now Pierre Kelly.

Me: And Overtime is underway. It's everything you needed in a plastic lunch tray with a cover on it. Recently, Chain Reaction was the latest revival to air along with the previous version and the orginal versions. But here are 5 more revivals GSN did air. Keep in mind, the 2007 version of Camouflage doesn't count. Also, this does not affect the countdown of all-time originals. This is totally a different list. Here's my list.

1. The Newlywed Game

For many years, the Newlywed game asked couples about each other. Well, Bob Eubanks did it for many years and made it his own, but when GSN asked to come back, It was hosted by both Carnie Wilson and Sherri Shepard, being the only version to be in both NY & LA.

2. Lingo

Starting as a short-lived 1987 program and ending up a Dutch import later on, Chuck Woolery was his anchor for the 5-letter word frenzy. Don't get me started now on Bill Engvall.

3. The Pyramid

Take a storied Bob Stewart franchise and revive it for a new way. 2012 was the year in which Pyramid tried to copy that success, but alas.....didn't.

4.  Whammy! The All-New Press Your Luck

For as close to 3 years, PYL turned out to be a hit show for CBS. GSN got the reruns in the 2000s and Whammy! was the companion to have bigger bucks and even fiercer whammies for 2 seasons running.

5. I'Ve Got A Secret

Teh classic G-T panel game over the years had celebrtites tell secrets to contestants. That all changed in 2006 when Bil Dwyer headed up an all-gay panel and a 1-season wonder to it.

Battery running low. Time to recharge next month with everything GSN....loaded. Play on, playas.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Unchained Mashup Medley

(Vidcon was a week ago. Your girl should've worn It's all the geek girl stuff you need to wear. Go there now.)

VO: This is GSN The Know. The most informed and entertained blog in the United States of America. Now, from the WIlton-North building, here is the man about games, Pierre Kelly.

Me: Thanks for joining us here. I invited the wonderful Kristen Perez, founder of Game Meets Girl to visit the sparkly clean HD set for her birthday, because she helped herself to Pizza Hut personal pan pizza and Big K sparkling punch, because she shares a very important moniker on Twitch, while she sits back and watch me talk about GSN stuff right now in.....

The Starting Line.

It took 2. 2. Minutes in one preview. Steampunk'd was the one that aired the teaser after Skin Wars went off the air to delay a new hour of Idiotest. According to Scott Rahner of GSNN, On Steampunk'd at the start, ten contestants compete. Each week, the contestants are divided up into two teams. There will be a winning team and a losing team. Only one group will make it into the "manor" which holds all the winning contestants. The top two "makers" of the episode will be team captains the following week. One painter on the losing team will go home.

Of the 2 judges, Matt King wasn't invited., not the one from "The Green Hornet," and Thomas Willeford were the 2 as opposed to what Skin Wars has. Can Steampunk'd give in teh same magic Skin Wars has? You'll see why this August.

What last Thursday had on GSN turned into a Yay & Yawn of July. SO here you go.

The Yay: The Chase. It came down to 22 steps. Guess who won? The Beast. Had the Beast stumble & fall, over $100,000 would've been acheived. Boy, is he smart or what?

The Yawn: Chain Reaction. On the first of a 2-fer, gym rats Adam& Derek got the whole thing and went into the Super Chain. 45 ticks was for the $5k. The word: Cash. The answers: REGISTER, FLOW, ADVANCE...and that was just it. CROP, POOR, ONLY & PRIZE would've added another 5 grand to it, but only got $1400. That's $700 to split so they can keep their gym membership to....whatever gym their going. As if that wasn't enough, the cousins beat the ladies with $1700, $300 more than the last team they won and had Big as their Super Chain word. One goof was "Gulp," as in the Big Gulp you buy at 7-11, and that mistake cost them dearly, but hey, $1700 is enough to buy the entire 7-11 store making the manager go nuts.

After the break, AT&T and DirecTV get married.....or is it? The answer after this groovy, electro-swingy interlude.

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Well welcome back our little time travelers. AT&T and GSN's parent company, DirecTV, I now pronounce you man & wife, because AT&T completed its acquisition of DirecTV on Friday, and with one fell swoop it became the country’s biggest provider of TV subscriptions.This'll include the phone company that's been around for many many years, it's U-verse service and it's bundle service for $49 Billion bucks, y'all. So here's to watching more GSN while live-tweeting Hellevator on your prepaid Go Phone you used to have.

I see Kristen is sitting indian style on the floor from her chair behind the camera guys, because it's Skin Wars story time, oh Ms. Eckert.....

The remaining 7 had to go back to Victorian times. Actually,  they used victorian jewlery to use it in the first challenge of the week. and boy, they look fanicer than Iggy Azalea, but the faniciest of the fancy went to Lana with her stunning emerald earrings. Carson Kressley of the hit program "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" came on to guest judge, because they went into the future.....(the Future, Pierre?) Yes, the future...with Steampunk in honor of its upcoming show that we talked about earlier. Avi put in the Steam Wars 2000 as the winning masterpiece and got an air compressor, but Dawn Marie was the lowest of the bottom 3 and got knocked back into the 16th century. ANd they all lived.....until the next show.
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Now that Kristen is back in her chair, let's do....In A Snap.

I was checking Ben Gleib's instagram account over the weekend, and I'd like to share with you a bonding with a person form another show. Flasher was their to snap it.

Ben Gleib's photo.

On the left of your screen is Robin Slonnia of Skin Wars. The best of both worlds collided when he was in Vegas. As far as the finished product went, it went

Ben Gleib's photo.

2 worlds. 1 blend. What else can possibly go wrong?

Now the 2nd intermision presented by Straight outta NYC is the husband & wife team known as the Brooklyn Duo. The piano/cello combination feels so great with Youtube and this Taylor Swift cover is no exception. Take a looky.

No time to go to the blood bank just yet, we get the 3rd period.

Congrats to Alex trebek. He turned 75 last week and in honor of Mr. Jeopardy himself, here's a moment to live by.

Well normally, we'd play teh closing theme, but Kristen has decided to play DJ so we can stay here and skip Paula's Place to have....and electroswing party! Look, Kristen Nedopak and Anastastia Washington getting down. Oh, I see Lamarr Wilson and Andre Meadows alias Black Nerd Comedy doing the funky chicken, and looky here, our GTK soda girl Christa Nannos singing with a real live big band. Wowzers! This joint is jumping. Thankfully, our floor is soundproof. While we keep on partying, we're going to let you go. Today's blog is presented by Rocket League. It's like soccer....but with cars. Soon to be aired on ESPN and ABC and Fox Sports.

Don't forget to email me at,, Pierre Jason Kelly on FB and @Johnny_Arcade on twitter. We'll see you later and play on, playas.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Sneaky Peeky

On the next GSN The Know....

-How Last Thursday became a Yay & a Yawn to 2 shows....
-AT&T, meet DirecTV...
-And a Moment to Live By.

GSN The Know. See what the nation's talking about.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A Link To the Past

(Vidcon is this week and wearing makes you feel like a viral star. Go there now!)

VO: This is GSN The Know. The most informed and entertained blog in the United States of America. Now, from the WIlton-North building, here is the man about games, Pierre Kelly.

Me: No need to knock knock like "Knock Knock Live," because I'm there for you. Come on in, sit on the Game Seat and be prepared for the blog. It'll make you scream, twist & Shout and tell your mama & daddy, siblings, step-parents and step-siblings, cousins, friends & neighbors what it's all about. And to figure that out, we start with....

The Starting Line.

Chain Reaction's new version started last week. But why were the 2 versions compared to the past versions? Well, to start, let's begin with the first revived incarnation.

By 2006, Chain Reaction played like the 1980 Cullen version. Although the latter was paired with 2 stars and 1 civilian, the first GSN version had only 3 civilians playing against another 3 of teh opposite sex.

When the 2015 Catherwood version arrived, it only had 2 people, just like it did in the Emmons/Edwards version, save for the $40K version which only had 1.

So if you're thinking deja vu to what GSN did to a Bob Stewart classic, then you might be right with it.

After a wee little timeout, what we thought of the new CR. Don't leave the Game Seat just yet.

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Back to do some business and when people started watching Chain Reaction, one reviewer put it in a haiku......and that's ME! So here you go.


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Now let's see if the link keeps going in....

The review.....revue. Buzzerblog says this....

Luckily the new crew of Chain Reaction, many of whom are actual genre fans, understand the issues of the past and went out of their way to fix it. Gone is the dark Millionaire-lite set. In is a new, bright, vibrant set. The show looks and feels as it should: a quick light word game. Contestants actually look like their having fun and the show actually looks fun which makes me, as a viewer, have fun.

Casey Abell of Game Show Follies says:

 The new version has kept everything that made the old show a success, and tinkered away all of the previous version's defects. It's a winner-takes-all.

Even Scott Rahner of Game Show Network News has this:

 A little cheap but the show should have a good run and perform well in reruns for years to come.

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Now it's Skin Wars Story Time, boys & girls. Gather around, but please don't look at the bodypainters while you're at it.

And it's appropriate for this week's story, anyways....

It was a dark & stormy....well, beautiful day in Los Angeles as these remaining 8 tried to make RuPaul bodypainting. In the end, Rio got the joke from RuPaul, but the real challenge had to be in the form of a scary painting. The Core Lords and Nightmares on Hill Street faced off when the Core Lords won the challenge and Kyle mastered it doing See No Evil while Sammie gets sent through a trapdoor. And teh nightmare, er, story continues.

(cue evil laugh; thunder & lightning)

Oh, where were we, yes....

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Sticking with Skin Wars, a 2-minute preview of Steampunk'd will delay the rest of the programming. Here's how it'll go.

9:00pm ET: Skin Wars (new)
10:02pm: Idiotest (new)
10:32pm: Idiotest (new)
11:02pm: Family Feud
12:02am: Skin Wars
1:02am: Idiotest
1:32am: Idiotest
2:02am: Baggage
2:31am: Baggage

However, it'll be at Turner Time alias 5 after to most cable & satellite networks. Plan Accordingly or else!

And one more thing....

And it's all according to Buzzr TV's facebook page. So why the decision? For more on that, we turn to my genius down 7 floors from us......Dr. Buzzr.
VO: Dr. Buzzr is a graduate of Maple Heights Community College with a degree in game show classics. He is a lecturer in and around the Grimsborough area and contributed to many in the field of self-help for and He's been interviewed on many podcasts and has yet to appear in TV talk shows and daytime network morning shows. Dr. Buzzr is not an actual doctor, nor a Ph.D., in fact, he doesn't play one on TV. He's simply a game show fanatic who is a member of the Stephanie Thorpe foundation for New Media Excellence, the national Game & Reality foundation and the Stan Lee writers club. And now, coming from his office on the 6th floor of the Wilton-North building....Dr. Buzzr.
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Dr. Buzzr: Thank you Pierre Kelly. Cablevision recently announced that Buzzr will be here before you know it. Comcast will soon have it as does Wide Open West. Yet to appear will be Cox & Time Warner. But Buzzr is a subchannel to OTA stations and yet it'll add more the rest of the year.
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Oop, time to pick my sons up from baseball my pimped out Uber. This has been Dr. Buzzr and I'm.....Dr. Buzzr.
VO: For a written transcript, please send $6.95 to:
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Me: Thank you Dr. Buzzr for your insight. Now the 2nd intermission presented by Remember Living Colour? They were a colored rock band whose hit "Cult Of Personality" was the theme most recently to former WWE star CM Punk. But they also had another this one.
And now, the 3rd period.
3 months have passed. Lie Detectors is already off the air. Forever. For good at the very least. But your old friend Pierre Jason Kelly would like to know what should've happened had it been a certified hit. Well, All 3 players who answered a qualifying question in teh fastest time got to play with 3 comiedians. Same rules apply, but start out with $1000 and bet up to $250 on each comic who told the truth. Last question would have 1 person bet up to $750 or all if teh person is less than that. Winner gets an extra $5000 in addition to the money earned in the game. Runners-up keep the money and have at least 1 give out a gag prize like LD did. See, IMO, it would've worked it all.
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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Sneaky Peeky

On the next GSN The Know....

-How 2 versions of Chain Reaction are compared to original versions.
-Our reactions to Catherwood CR...
-And why Lie Detectors should've been fixed.

GSN The Know. See what the nation's talking about.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Steampunk Rockers

(Your body is achy and tired from the con. However, you're still in bed and is itching to wear you're a girl, of course. Go there now for more.)

VO: This is GSN The Know. The most informed and entertained blog in the United States of America. Now, from the WIlton-North building, here is the man about games, Pierre Kelly.

Me: Hey there. Let's shake our rumps to the GSN funk. Don't stand up or change it to something else, just stay with the network and you'll be okay. Let's get up and get down, roll with the hardcore sounds of GSN as I tell you what went down that week, starting with....

The Starting Line.

It's okay to post a sneak preview of a certain show to give you a taste of what to expect from viewers before going on the air. Ohno Minute used to do it and now Chain Reaction will do the same. They decide to give viewers a taste of what's to come by putting it at....2:30 CDT. TO be honest, that's 5 hours away from the actual season premiere. According to sources at, They will show ep. 39 of the 40 shown before the series revival begins. Now come to think of it, it was a dumb move by GSN to place it there. Most afternoon viewers get hooked on Lane's version as a favorite around here, but seeing Catherwood's version may be a different story. We'll see if it was a good thing or a bad thing tomorrow.

After the break, why is Harvey Feud racial? The answer when this GSN block party resumes.

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The party continues. Steampunk'd is almost here and next month will be the time in which these steampunk lovers will vie for the cash prize according to its press release. The players will be that of:

Ave Rose (Culver City, CA) – Known for her mechanical art pieces, she has been described as the “Frankenstein of steampunk” for her ability to bring new life to dead insects like butterflies and bees. Combining fantasy and nature in her sculptures and wearable art, Ave says she wants to show that women can create amazing art too.
Charles Mason (Hillsboro, OR) – A pastry chef by day, Mason’s steady hand and passion for detail also play into his steampunk designs. Utilizing materials of all kinds including scrap metals and leather, he enjoys repurposing masks, props and armor.
Edward Thayer (Jackson, MI) – A single father of six kids, as well as a builder and automotive customization specialist, he earned the nickname “Steampunk Eddie” while being commissioned to do work for a new steampunk-themed brewery. Especially fond of clocks and gears, he uses old clock parts, copper, and other people's junk to design his pieces. a self-described 'Gear Head'. He loves everything about working with gears and is well-versed in the history of where they come from and what they represent. He is also extremely fond of clocks and loves working them into his pieces
James Neatherly (Nashville) – An X-ray technician, father and husband, designing custom watches is his steampunk forte. He enjoys making everything by hand (no machines) and his leatherwork pieces are constructed using traditional tools such as mallets, bevelers, and Exacto blades.
Josh “JW” Kinsey (Portland, OR) – Drawing inspiration from the vintage industrial motif long before it was even referred to as steampunk, JW aspired to be a professional artist from an early age. His work has been displayed across the country in various restaurants, commercial buildings, galleries, and in New York City’s new Freedom Tower.
Karianne Gottschalk (Detroit) – A former tattoo artist and costume designer, Karianne played competitive hockey for more than 20 years. This tough STEAMPUNK’D Maker specializes in fabricating weapons, bracers, guitars and intricate leather masks.
Morgan Olsen (Los Angeles) – Recognized for her rocker look and ensembles, Morgan has worked as a professional costume and fashion designer for 13 years. This outspoken designer is just as comfortable with a needle and thread as she is with drills and metal and is experienced in creating last-minute custom clothing pieces, props and large-scale art installations.
Niki Phillips (Tallahassee, FL) – A single mom and adult novelty shop purveyor, Niki is known for the dark and gothic tone of her Steampunk designs. Using mostly found materials from thrift shops and garage sales, Niki particularly enjoys constructing goggles, jewelry, and modified NERF© guns.
Tayliss Forge (Irvine, CA) – Cosplay model and artisan crafter Tayliss Forge spends most of her time making Victorian and Steampunk costumes and accessories for her online business, Nonconformity Accessories. Through the application of an unusual water technique with tooling leather, this time sorceress creates corsets, bracers and purses that contour to the shapes of the body.
Tobias McCurry (Seattle) – A self-described “super geek” and theater trained performance artist, Tobias is well-known in the Steampunk community for his fire-breathing and stiltwalking. Drawn to rivet work and armor pieces, he often uses materials like copper, brass and metals in his costuming.
So to add it all up, you got 10 steampunk lovers looking for the big cash prize. Let's hope it'll be like Skin Wars or it won't.
And to keep the topic of Skin Wars going, I want to tell you a story.
With the remaining 9 in tow, summer was already here even though it is right now, and the first challenge alone had them to decorate into exotic swimsuits. Instances were: Avi doing Phuket, which is in Thailand, Arun doing MIA which I have no idea, and especially DawnMarie who went with outer space. It was out of this world, but Avi got the W here and took home $5000 worth of glitter and body art accesories. That's $5K worth of glitter to cover the entire art classes of every grade in elementary school......oh, where was I...oh yes, The main challenge had RuPaul feeling giddy as they design drag her/him. Everyone went from Shakira to Lady Gaga, but Aryn got the W with Cyndi Lauper as does Avi and Dawn Marie with Beyonce. Sadly, Fernello was the slowest in this drag race but barely escaping was Rio, Lana and Cheryl Ann. ANd they all lived.....until the next show.
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The Chase will return after a very long hiatus tomorrow. Why so long? Let's let the stats from GSNN Blogspot speak for itself.
Hiatus 1 start: September 3, 2013 (end of Season 1); Hiatus 1 end: November 5, 2013 (start of season 2). 2 months
Hiatus 2 start: December 17, 2013 (Season 2 break); Hiatus 2 end: January 7, 2014. 3 weeks
Hiatus 3 start: February 4, 2014 (end of Season 2); Hiatus 3 end: July 8, 2014 (Season 3 start). 5 months
Hiatus 4 start: September 2, 2014 (Season 3 break); Hiatus 4 end: November 11, 2014. 2 months
Hiatus 5 start: December 16, 2014 (end of Season 3); Hiatus 5 end: January 26, 2015 (Season 4 start). 6 weeks
Hiatus 6 start: March 10, 2015 (Season 4 break); Hiatus 6 end: July 16, 2015. 4 months.
The last one had 4 months. What took them so long? I don't know, but either way hiatuses for Chase brought in something good and that's a good thing. Let's hope the 4-month hiatus was well worth the wait. Finally....

Carni-Poll.  Where It's a Small World after all. And I was going to torture you with that "It's A Small World" song in your head, but I didn't want you to. Let's begin with.....
Which GSN revival should have had a second season?
56% say it's Pyramid 2012. No wonder it should've lasted longer had it played well and had the Tuturros act nice.
What is more likely to get a second season?
Well, 86% thought it was CR over STeampunk'd.
It is (blank) for GSN to air a new episode of 'Chain Reaction' at 3:30pm 7/16 before the premiere?
56% said it was dumb to do it. So why can't they just premiere it?
Would you welcome 'Let's Ask America' back to the GSN schedule?
61% sadi....nope. Not even the Bellamy version couldn't come back to it.
Who was the best 2000's 'Family Feud' host?
SOrry Harvey, but in a close race, O' Hurley was tops over Karn.
Which upcoming series will be the most successful for GSN?
63% believe Hellevator would be a success. And finally....
Will horror-themed game show 'Hellevator' be a success for GSN?
56% think so, but we'll see.
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Now the 2nd intermission presented by Now before Holly Bowling, a piano teacher from San Francisco pounds the ivories for you, This song she's about to transcribed was based on a Phish jam back at the end of July in 2013. And now, based on her experience at that concert, she's about to share the same jam with you. BTW, you can pre-order her album at, but for right now, buckle your seatbelts, put all tray tables at an upright position, and don't take a potty break until the end. You are about to witness in what would be the longest performance in GTK history, all 35 minutes and 27 seconds of pure, unfiltered madness. And here..........we..............START!
Everybody okay? Good, but unfasten your seatbelts, the 3rd period is starting.
The great Richard Dawson once said in his Family Feud finale: "Let ANYBODY come on this show, anyone that can play this game, no matter what color or creed, no matter if they're in a wheelchair or they have no sight."
Well, what he said was true. Before O' Hurley left, Family Feud was a melting pot of people who left the game unchanged and the legacy unchanged, but when Harvey came to town, over 75% of Harvey hosts has a white family playing against a black family. Would you be surprised as to why this is? Well, first of all, please don't ask why Harvey act nicer to white families and how he acts crazier to black families, How the questions in his version play out and how the humor of the show is turned up a bit. Even though it was all by either blood, marriage, adoption or whatever when it got started in Florida, the next season and going forward went to Atlanta where the Braves and Falcons play. To put it another way: 32% is black or African American while 55% is white. If you have looked at the audience at a Family Feud episode taped in Atlanta, almost all of the audience is non White. This was all since 2011, a season after leaving Florida. Also, another stat shows that half of the families are from Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee and Kentucky. But prior to Harvey, most families hailed from California. Some were from Texas or New York, but the gameplay didn't matter. Now according to the research in Wikipedia based on the 2010 census, Most of the top 10 including Maryland have a rate of no more than 37% african american. They're all southern states for the 9 on the list. also shows that Detriot, Jackson, Mississippi and Miami Gardens, FL., all hold the top 3 highest percentage of african-americans in 2010. Today, Harvey Feud is still a success on the network with TV Land and BET making appearances recently and also, taking the top spot away from Wheel in syndication. So next time when the new season arrives, will an Asian, Vietnamese, Hispanic or Chinese family play in Atlanta? You be the judge.
Party's over, homeslices. Today's blog is presented by donut wallpaper. It's Ariana Grande-licking.....ick!
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