Saturday, June 25, 2016

Sneaky Peeky!

On The next GSN The Know....

-The developmental slate of far....
-Winsanity in danger?
-And How the Harvey Feud got rollercoaster ratings with Game 7 of the Finals.

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

Friday, June 24, 2016

Overtime #31: I wished it was sunday...because that's my funday.

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

Me: It's about Overtime and the ABC Sunday night lineup is less than 48 hours away. Here's what to look for.

The celebrity edition of Feud will have a few more celebrities. We talked about it last month or so and we hope it'll be better than last season.

The $100,000 Pyramid will be a much better version than the god-awful GSN version, and it will involve more stars than the GSN version which had c-list stars. We hope these A-listers could perform better than it was in the 2012 version.

For the first time in 25 years, Match game returns to ABC. However, it will not have the 90's version, but it will usher in the classic 70's version with Alec Baldwin hosting and the skinny mic will make it's return. No Starwheel this time around, it'll be the 1973-78 rules.

That will be the preview to get you ready for Sunday Night. Now we must have Anastasia Washington singing a Disney classic. See you next Wednesday and play on, playas.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Living in a Winsane Asylum!

(Does Roku make you watch game shows? Well.....yes and any other TV shows you watch regularly, and it's all based on what you watch for less than cable. Isn't that smart?)

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:  This just in: Little Jack Horner sat in a corner eating his Christmas pie, along came a spider and sat down in a small box that went to Little Miss Muffet, so she told him to watch TV, and pretty soon, Jack Be nimble jumped over the couch and flipped to GSN while Old Mother hubbard went to the cupboard to get some dog food while 3 men in a tub got out from a quick shower to join them. Even Georgy Porgy kissed little Miss Muffet just to say hi, but the cow jumped over the full moon and it's time for this dish to run away with the spoon as we start with....

 The Starting Line.

2 weeks after Winsanity, many people are talking about the newest phenomenon. We start with....

"no & makes dull 2 me! is not as good/challenging!.morons running ? -@G77rich on Twitter

What do you mean it's not as good and challenging as it is? Winsanity is a good & challenging game. Next is.....

"I was disappointed. Faison looked like he was forcing the excitement. The game has some illogical rules (if the contestant loses, the audience does too; a replacement contestant can win the grand prize with only one answer while the original contestant has to be perfect, etc.)" -DwWashburn on GameShowFollies

It's like "Make The Grade." You have the lead, blow it in the fire drill and have someone else finish the desk all lighted up. Next one....

"I'm not crazy about the gal who is the announcer/sidekick-she annoys me the same way JD Roberto did as TPIR announcer."-TLEberle on Game Show Forum

I actually like her. For real. I hope it'll be more of her in her future. That co-host: Kira Soltanovich. Next is.....

"One minor quibble I have is that the volume level of the audience makes TPIR looks tame. " -BillCullen1 On Game Show Forum

You see, back in the days when TPIR first started, it was quiet at first, but became more rabid as the show progressed as the fan base grew getting international incarnations. So what's with the TPIR audience today to compare that to Winsanity? Next is.....

"Amid all the hooting and hollering, the actual gameplay proceeds at the pace of a sedate snail. It took a half-hour to get through one contestant and ten facts, which meant plenty of loud filler. But Winsanity is not a lot slower than Millionaire, after all. And it's more fun." -Casey Abell

I think Winsanity is somewhat a bit faster, but with less loud noise, it would make up for a better show. Any more comments? I'll tell you more after the 3rd period.

This Friday on Overtime, Our preview on ABC's Sunday Night lineup. Will it succeed or fail? Find out.

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Just after this, What To Tell The Truth of Today learned from past versions. Let me go find a GPS to seek Little Bo Peep's lost sheep and we'll return.

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Back and I'm glad Humpty Dumpty turned out to be hard-boiled, so a little help will put him back together again. In the meantime, To Tell The Truth premiered 2 weeks ago and we learned that it's a bit more zealous than the previous versions. However, no money is earned for incorrect votes. That's just wrong. The previous ones used to do that. I would have pre-recorded music than a live band playing and have a panelist ask one at a time until a buzzer sounds. That's what previous versions did. However, The "Before You Go" segment is a far cry from the Ward & 1990 "One on One" segments. Also, the "Tweet A Lie" is the exact opposite of the @midnight FTW round. I say it's okay to watch, but the Sunday night lineup will be better come this Sunday.

A tweeter named Adam Lentz came up with this photo and Flasher has it:

This was all to hype the new version on Pyramid on ABC. I guess they want to see this bad.

Meanwhile, Skin Wars: Fresh Paint hit a high-mark.

Skin Wars: Fresh Paint, which premiered last Wednesday, is the network's second most-watched series premiere based on L+3 ratings (DVR ratings).
The American Bible Challenge holds the distinction for having the highest-rated series premiere.  I guess Skin Wars and it's companion are now big hits after all.

Now to some.....

House cleaning for Independence Day week:

*Family Feud (Karn), the 2003-04 season (Karn's second season) will air weekday afternoons at 12pm and 12:30pm; replacing the Harvey version
*Skin Wars: Fresh Paint will air NEW episodes in a new timeslot effective July 6th at 9pm; replacing Skin Wars (which has its season finale on June 29th)
*Family Feud (Harvey) will air after the new Skin Wars: Fresh Paint Wednesday at 10pm, 10:30pm, 1am and 1:30am; replacing where Skin Wars: Fresh Paint used to air
*Skin Wars: Fresh Paint will encore Wednesday latenight at 12am and 3am
*Skin Wars: Fresh Paint reruns Friday at 11pm, Saturday latenight 12am and Sunday at 4pm
*Baggage will air Saturday latenight at 1am and 1:30am; replacing Skin Wars: Fresh Paint
*Family Feud (Harvey) will air Saturday at 4pm and 4:30pm; replacing Skin Wars: Fresh Paint
*Idiotest will now air Sunday at 5pm and 5:30pm

Skin Wars: Fresh Paint will be building up on the timeslot where it's companion show used to be in. Also, an hour of Idiotest will take over for one hour on Sunday afternoons.

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Now the 2nd intermission presented by One of my friend Anthony Hardy's favorites, here is Ariel Pink talking about a snack food.

Now comes the 3rd period.
Can't believe that the 2010-11 season of Family Feud from Orlando has been sitting on the shelf since they first hit the airwaves on GSN. Since the version first came in 5 years ago, there were only 10 slots a week. Ten turned in to twenty, which turned in to thirty rapidly throughout the spring of 2012. By the time September 2012 rolled around, Steve Harvey Family Feud had 40 airings a week on GSN. By the time October 2012 rolled around, Harvey Feud had 60 airings a week on GSN (which stabilized at exactly 60 reruns per week until the spring). And Each one has been on the network 35 times. The question is: When will it stop for good or reduce it to?

Hickory Dickory Dock, look at the clock, it's time to go. Today's program is presented by Nursery Rhymes. What's good for Mother Goose is good for preschoolers too.
Don't forget to email me at,, Pierre Jason Kelly on FB and @Johnny_Arcade on twitter. Also I'm on Snapchat as MisterGSN and Instagram as Mister_WCW. We will return next Wednesday, and until we return, Play on playas.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Sneaky Peeky

On the Next GSN The Know....

-The reactions of Winsanity....
-What we learned about the new TTTT....
-And what is the deal with Harvey's 1st season still on GSN?

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

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Virtual Winsanity

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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:  This right here is The Know. Even though we can't predict the future like a facebook guy used to do it, neither can GSN, but the network did a lot of future advancements, and some didn't work, while some did. So let's take a past tense of the last 7 days in a present time and start right now with......

 The Starting Line.

Winsanity came in last week and with an okay start in the ratings, I thought I'd take the time to review it in a  haiku.....


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Robert Siedelman says.....

"I got around to watching Winsanity just flat sucks. It's got a good game mechanic, but everything else about it is just awful. Donald Faison is bad, the audience participation is forced, especially the awkward interviews, the announcer grinds on my last nerves much like Fran Drescher did, and the execution of it all is lacking, much like any Barry Poznick production out there. Winsanity should have been called Inanity instead."

Hmmm......Maybe Jordan Haas says this:

"Winsanity is still very fun. My suggestion still remains - I think they need a better set to show off the audience and make them part of the set, along with better blocking.
I'd also love to see more physical prizes on set, even if it's just an envelope to show "vacation tickets".
I'm also a little confused by the risk/reward when it comes to a correct/incorrect answer.
If they run the board, they play for 2 cars and 10k (one for the audience, one for them plus the previous prizes) otherwise it's $10,000 (5k for them 5k for an audience member)
But I'm loving the play along with this. It almost reminds me of Pay the Rent on The Price is Right."
I think it's a cool hit for the network. Even Casey Abell says.....
"Amid all the hooting and hollering, the actual gameplay proceeds at the pace of a sedate snail. It took a half-hour to get through one contestant and ten facts, which meant plenty of loud filler. But Winsanity is not a lot slower than Millionaire, after all. And it's more fun."
I'm hoping Winsanity will stick around for thr network.
(Song stops)'s coming to me now.....I see GSN prime-time averages in your future after this commercial......and on my Crystal Magic's coming right now!

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Welcome back, boneheads, er , gameheads. After all, I'm such a bonehead. Anyway.....

It's a fact!

Steve Harvey Family Feud occupies 16 of 21 hours of GSN primetime.

That's about 16 out of 21. the other 5 do not. There's GSN in your book. GSN's primetime/total day average for May 30-June 6 was 557,000 total viewers and 338,000 18-49 viewers. That sets the record that would never be broken. But if all 21 hours of Feud would take's a meltdown for the network.

So how did Winsanity got here? Here's the timeline of how the show went from concept to presentation.

November 18, 2014: Winsanity reaches light-of-day through press release (along with Steampunk'd, Hellevator and multiple others). The original format had only seven numerical facts and they were emphasized as "compelling and surprising".

March 10, 2015: Winsanity green-lit for a pilot on the same day as Hellevator and an "unnamed" Skin Wars spin-off were.

April 2015: I had given Winsanity a "Medium/High" chance of making it to air and a high confidence level for success (I still stick to my high confidence level).

October 22, 2015: GameShowNetworkNews first reports Winsanity would make it to the GSN airwaves in 2016.

November 18, 2015: Donald Faison announced as host of Winsanity.

November 18, 2015: GSN announces via press release that 40 half-hour episodes had been ordered and production would begin in early 2016.

January 22, 2016: Episodes of Winsanity scheduled to begin taping on February 6th.

March 8, 2016: Donald Faison appears at GSN's 2016-17 programming upfronts.

April 8, 2016: First at GameShowNetworkNews, Winsanity given June premiere.

May 12, 2016: Winsanity officially given June 9th premiere date.

Mid May 2016: GSN releases full episode of Winsanity to very select audience.

Late May 2016: GSN shifts all advertising focus to Winsanity

June 8, 2016: GSN announces live, at-home play along competition to Winsanity.

June 9, 2016: Primetime premiere at 9pm ET!

Well, here we are after one week of Winsanity and this game may be off to a good start.

Here was something Trisha Hershberger was jealous for.....a naked episode of Idiotest. I'm not lying. A naked episode of Idiotest. How did it do? First and foremost, Screener took this screengrab of the show itself.....

But Scott Rahner of GSNN BlogSpot says this. Scriptor?

"GSN is suppose to be a family-friendly network. Surprisingly, I have been told that a lot of families sit around and watch Skin Wars. The main purpose of Skin Wars is about art and body painting on nude models. On Skin Wars, nude models are anticipated. Does Idiotest go too far?

I sincerely believe this is a call for attention from Idiotest, a call I do not believe is necessary. Idiotest is suppose to feature rivalries, like "Cat Lovers versus Dog Lovers", "Democrats versus Republicans" and "USC versus UCLA." But nudity? Both teams are nude and there's no rivalry.

I have to give a little mention: The purpose of this nude episode of Idiotest is for the internet to be talking about it in advance, which is what is happening here. If it were just a normal episode, we would not be discussing Idiotest now. We fell for it."

Can you say "Break the Internet," boys & girls?

Oh and one more thing:

*The $25,000 Pyramid will air weekdays at 10:30am; replacing Card Sharks
So it wasn't forever. It was just a month on break. So Pyramid fans, your classic one has returned.
Now the 2nd intermission presented by All the way from North Carolina, Rebekah Todd with an easy acoustic ditty.
And let's prove the 3rd period right.
Remember when Cable had more than 13 shows? Yep, it was watch a show and then see another and another without any repeats. Nowadays, GSN had 13 2 weeks ago. Yep. 13. Look at TV Land. It has 15. USA network has a staggering 19 shows. TNT has 10 not counting movies and sports, of course. But why 13 for GSN? Well, look at this if you will.

 Family Feud (39.1%)
Deal or No Deal (11.9%)
The Newlywed Game (9.4%)
Baggage (8.0%)
Card Sharks (5.4%)- surprised more than Idiotest and Skin Wars?
Idiotest (5.1%)
Skin Wars (5.1%)
Chain Reaction (3.6%)
Lingo (3.6%)
Match Game (3.6%)
Catch 21 (1.8%)
Press Your Luck (1.8%)
The Pyramid (1.8%)

Feud, of course outlasts the others which is less than 25%. GSN goes from anywhere in the range of 13-16 a year. But 13 will not be the same number of shows they'll air for weeks to come.
We at GSN The Know would like to express our condolences to those in the Orlando nightclub shooting attack and the death of Christina Grimmie, a young singer. May God pull them through. Let's learn when to love each other and not hate anybody. In the meantime....
Don't forget to email me at,, Pierre Jason Kelly on FB and @Johnny_Arcade on twitter. Also I'm on Snapchat as MisterGSN and Instagram as Mister_WCW. We will return next Wednesday, and until we return, Play on playas.



Saturday, June 11, 2016

Sneaky Peeky

On the Next GSN The Know....

-What we thought of Winsanity....
-The prime-time averages at an all-time high....
-And why GSN had 13 shows.

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

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Fly Away!

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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 America for being in our midweek state, and thank you to everyone who showed up last week to not only celebrate Buzzr's 1st birthday, but we had a silent auction and dinner with everyone who are fans of Buzzr. But it's back to GSN. So lock your doors and windows, keep your remote out of bounds, because GSN is on time and under budget like a cuckoo clock, when you see a Beat The Clock stunt, it just goes tick......tick.....tick.....And we go undercover acting like superheroes day & night so that you don't want to miss out on what's happening here. To kick things off.....

 The Starting Line.

At first, Man Vs. Fly wanted to be a GSN program, but it's just an interstitial like TBS used to back then. However, it plagued Idiotest and other shows too. The same month it appeared on Door3's channel and then by the end of September chained a 5-month consecutive  string of new bouts.  But 2 weeks ago, it was just another boring old show when Door3 took matters into their own hands as they removed it. That was just it. Gone. The success of the show wasn't cutting it as it went nowhere near 2500 views. That's about less than any average Sarah Strubbe video. Or any less than famous YouTube Star for that matter. Last video they did was Backwards Binoculars killing a fly with a program. That was just the nail in the coffin. The reasons why were these:

1. Unsubbing and or commenting after Trisha Paytas got fired know.
2. Every on-camera personality was laid off by the end of September.
3. Nobody cares about it in the comments.

Any more questions?

Don't leave. After this, what happened to Dylan Lane? So think on your feet while we take a quick nap for this.

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back from the old school with a brand new thing.

It seems game show hosting is hard. Todd Newton made it easy after Whammy!, so did Kennedy, but for Dylan Lane........not so much. So where in the heck is Dylan Lane? Well, according to his LinkedIn Page, yes his LinkedIn page, here's his creditenials nowadays.

"I am a marketing professional who's chosen to follow his passion for renewable energy and emerging technology.

As a member of the Nissan LEAF electric vehicle launch, I realized that I could more actively influence the future of our environment. Enrolling in a Wind Energy program allowed me to refocus my efforts on alternative energy and change my career. 

As a level 2 wind technician, I learned about the maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of complex mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and computer systems. I continue to work in renewable energy, but remotely monitor all North American GE wind sites. I look forward to improving work processes, working together on a team, improving the troubleshooting and operations of wind sites globally. "

Obviously since February of last year, he's in Wind Tech. I guess it's hard to get back in the real world these days, huh?

Unlike Lane, Lauren know the girl who infamously wore a schoolgirl costume on Youtube almost last year is actually a rising star. And she's proving the haters wrong with this....

Although it's not a Sqrambled Scuares prize, it's an actual horror flick with Lauren playing Sarah.

Even speaks for itself.....

But that ain't all. She can be seen in "Attack Of The Killer Donuts," "Death House", "Depraved" and more among others. One tweet tells us she will be in the film "Doll" as well as a film shooting in NYC. Yep. Lauren knows when to laugh in the face of all who dislike her. So watch out! 2016 is HER year.

Here's a little something I like to call....

House Cleaning.

Next week will be this....

*Chain Reaction (Lane) will air weekday afternoons at 2pm and 2:30pm; replacing Catch 21 and The Pyramid
*Catch 21 will air weekday afternoons at 3pm; replacing Chain Reaction
*The Pyramid will air weekday afternoons at 3:30pm; replacing Chain Reaction
*Skin Wars: Fresh Paint will air NEW Wednesday at 10pm; replacing Idiotest.
*Idiotest reruns air Wednesday at 11pm and 11:30pm; replacing Family Feud
*Skin Wars: Fresh Paint will encore Wednesday latenight at 1am; replacing The Newlywed Game
*Skin Wars: Fresh Paint will rerun Friday latenight at 12am, Saturday at 4pm, Saturday latenight at 1am and Sunday at 5pm.
*Winsanity continues in new runs Thursdays at 9pm and 9:30pm and will encore Thursday latenight at 12am, 12:30am, 3am and 3:30am.
*Winsanity will rerun Monday latenight at 1am and 1:30am (replacing The Newlywed Game), Tuesday at 6pm and 6:30pm (replacing Family Feud) and Thursday at 4pm and 4:30pm (replacing Deal or No Deal). These changes continue going forward.
*Family Feud will air Friday at 10pm and 10:30pm; replacing Winsanity (which was a one week only change on June 6-12).

The fresh Paint edition take Wednesday nights with a feeling, but 2012 Pyramid won't go away as it drops in the 3:30 EST slot while Winsanity bows to continue its new shows on Thursdays for an hour. Plus, Feud will drop on Friday Nights at 9 CST.  The Lane version will go one hour at 2 CST. The Catherwood version should've done it.

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Sticking with Skin Wars, Tonight we have a very special, emotion-filled episode of Skin Wars. The five remaining artists will paint five models who are cancer survivors.

Samantha Harris, former co-host of Dancing with the Stars and currently Entertainment Tonight, who is also a Breast Cancer Survivor, joins Craig, Robin and RuPaul at the judges table.
This will be a show you won't want to miss.
Think you can play along with Winsanity? Well, now is your chance.

When you play along with the show, you may win some prizes. Very cool, huh?

Now it's a special edition of the segement people love....and hate.....

Say what you want to say.

We start with Cory Stewart and this comment....

"PLEASE GSN, put more classic game shows on weekday mornings! I already miss Blockbusters and Sale Of The Century and just noticed that $25,000 Pyramid is missing now too!"

Well, Blockbusters and $ale are on Buzzr. I miss $25,000 Pyramid. Here's an interesting name, Jedidiah McCastle.

"Can you try adding more Match Game shows at 9 AM? How about adding Back to back Press Your Luck at 8AM, Card Sharks at 10AM and Back to Back Lingo at 11AM. A little change to the morning schedule."

If you insist back to Back, that would be fine. Here's Marie Logerfo.

"Please add "The $50,000 Pyramid"!"

One word.

No. Barbara Burtt Giodano has this....

"same allergy commercial at least 8 x's today so far - omg"

There's your example of Cable TV. Here's Amber Jacobs and this....

"When are you going to start going to have a classic oldie day of game shows? You could do it on the weekend sometime instead of running endless hours of Family Feud and other shows that some of us would rather not see. ME, I could care less about Skin Wars and Idiotest!"

One day. Maybe one day. Joan Milley rings in with....

"Please put $10,000 Pyramid back on . I miss it already. Also, if you are going to continue to show Match Game on weekday mornings, could you please go back to the 1973-74 shows? I enjoy your channel."

Yes. GSN wishes they go back to the ones you mentioned. Sean Lane will end it with....

"So I see ONCE AGAIN GSN has removed 25'000 Pyramid from the lineup, and for what? A second episode of the old version of Card Sharks, I'm sorry, but this is a crap decision......"

But it's a good thing to see the classic.

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Now the 2nd intermission presented by And now our GTK gypsy queen Robyn Cage talking about an arsonist.....and a thief.

And the 3rd period.

As of now, there are over 100 Family Feud slots filled out by GSN. Needless to say, but GSN is taking the pain seriously by replacing a Skin Wars repeat on Saturday with Feud. Not only that, a memorial day weekend has Feud all over. In fact, Saturday afternoons has Feud all over, too. Feud is way too much. WAY TOO MUCH!!!!!  You get a daily dose of sex-filled questions, dumb answers and a bald-headed host and it's making me SICK!!!!!! In fact, it's making all viewers of GSN sick, too. So what I would do is write a letter telling them how sick Family Feud is and lessen the variety with more classics and original we haven't seen in forever instead of letting the vault rot away. So there you have it. That's why Family Feud on GSN is too much.

My word, we have to leave. Our program is presented by Starbucks' newest Strawberry Acai drink, now with strawberries. Ask for it by name and you get the pink drink. Because you can think pink when you drink.

Don't forget to email me at,, Pierre Jason Kelly on FB and @Johnny_Arcade on twitter. Also I'm on Snapchat as MisterGSN and Instagram as Mister_WCW. We will return next Wednesday, and until we return, Play on playas.