Saturday, July 30, 2016

Sneaky Peeky

On the next GSN The Know...

-Is Jerry Springer returning to GSN?
-GSN Games gets laid off.....usually....
-And why MOAM took social media to storm.

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

Friday, July 29, 2016

Overtime #32: Pre-Historial somethings

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

Me: Hi everyone. Overtime is upon us and we want to know why GSN and Buzzr have the pre-90's similarities. 

@greatgameshows had this on DM and we snuck it in for this....

"I think GSN does a better job with its 15 hours a week pre 1990s programs than Buzzr does as a 24/7 operation."

Well, to make it clear, GSN airs 3 hours of "classics," yes, "Classics" that consist of Card Sharks, PYL, Match Game and The $25,000 Pyramid. Back then, it aired many "classics" all day & night. When I first saw it at a cousin's house, it was pure bliss. Now that Buzzr aired last year, pure bliss can't be said of the game show geeks. All without the modern trash. So there you have it. Do you want to watch 15 hours of the old school stuff when you alarm clock on your phone hits 7 or stare at your TV and watch the Fremantle stuff on Buzzr? Take your pick.

Time to ghost ride the Sundance Duster and let Anastasia Washington ride away with this song. Play on, playas.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Survey Says....You're Insane!

(If you think you want to go Back to School in a rewarding way, get to Cici's PIzza today and let your kids have all the pizza they want. All the pizza.)

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: It looks like GSN is in a nuclear meltdown of fun. Please don't harm yourselves, because social media to what Lindsay Lohan did this past weekend can drive your insanity of games up the wall. That's why GSN The Know gives you an apocalypse of entertainment, so let's start the meltdown with.....

 The Starting Line.

Family Feud celebrated it's 40th anniversary of surveys and fun. So what did GSN do for this event?


Yep. Nada. The GSN twitter page didn't say anything on July 12th, They were busy doing something else. What about the Buzzr Twitter page?........nope. But a message came from Family Feud's twitter page. It said:

 "Quite a run...forty years ago today, July 12, 1976, Mark Goodson's game show Family Feud premiered!  The fun and laughs are timeless..."

Even so, the network didn't have a supersized marathon to salute the anniversary. You know why? They make their own marathons every day with Steve. No kidding. Consolation prize: Buzzr mentioning it as a "This Week in Game Show History" moment. That'll save you something, won't it?

This Friday on Overtime, Pre-1990's: GSN does a better job than Buzzr? We will discuss the comparisions and contrasts of 2 networks airing classics.

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Let's figure out who survived the meltdown and who just got fed to a lava bath. It's the yay & yawn of July.

The yay: Idiotest. The tests and been thanks to a spike in ratings keep on going.

The Yawn: Winsanity. Ratings-wise, the audience should've had decaf. Case in point: Any 1950's panel show.

Winsanity didn't make a list of sorts. We'll give you the deets after this....

Fire Drill! Everybody out of the building right now.....let's go!

(all run out of the building)

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Looks like everybody is back in the building after about a 5-minute fire drill. No fire in the building this time around. Anyway, let's glitter and be game.....and not the 3-letter word used to describe the sexual orientation of Youtuber Sarah Croce.....or a Broadway song sporanos try to nail in......anyway, Winsanity didn't make a list...

...And it's true.

Neither new run of Winsanity last night received enough 18-49 viewers to get in to the ShowBuzz Top 150, which most GSN shows usually do. Idiotest, Skin Wars and Skin Wars: Fresh Paint always make the ShowBuzz Top 150.

Not to mention the fact that they would watch something else than see a group of people watch somebody put things in order for cash & prizes. See there? aybe this week they'll get in there. They will get IN there.

We all got back from SDCC....well....digitally and in came this story.....

One of its characters was on TPIR in a reel. That's better from actually going to SDCC, don't it?

Instead of going to SDCC, we went to a.....

Carni-Poll.  Where you can find Agent Carter and Thor in cosplay while walking around. First up:

What do you think of Steve Harvey as host of 'Celebrity Family Feud'?

61% got the upper hand. They love him. Next....

What do you think of Michael Strahan as host of 'The $100,000 Pyramid'?

48% like him, but Dick Clark is better. Last up....

What Did you guys think of Alec Baldwin on Match Game?

51% think they like him, but Gene Rayburn is even better.

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Now the 2nd intermission presented by Would you like a little jazz break from the host of the popular Periscope game "Tune Twister" Aimee Nolte? You bet. Here you go....

Looks like it's time for the 3rd period.

Winsanity seems to be everywhere on social media. The next time you check Twitter, just look at how the writers come up with things for you to stack like the show says. It seems that the GSN Facebook page has plastered Winsanity ever since the show was hyped until the premiere. Winsaity seems to be everywhere but on TV, not many people seem to catch the energy train for it. How long will the Winsanity social media takeover continue?


That's it like putting a signature to a letter. The Grimsborough Animal Shelter is adopting pet pokemons this weekend. More information next week after I tell you these things....


 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. With the Olympics next month, we thought we'd let Christa Nannos, our GSN The Know Soda Girl sing the theme to this year's event. Pierre Kelly telling you to help neutralize the Ingress population. Have your portals hacked, deployed, modded.....ah, whatever. Play on, playas.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Sneaky Peeky

On the next GSN The Know....

-40 years of Feud and what did GSN and Buzzr celebrate?
-Winsanity is not on a list. The reason why it did....
-And why Winsanity took over social media.

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

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

50 Whoopie Pies later....

(Think the heatwave of July make you a sweating bullet? Cool off with a bang with Cici's Pizza. Hot pizza and cold drinks to make you a cool cat. Meow.)

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: You watched GSN all week and we're ready to party. You stuck-ups at home, this blog is for everybody. We'll Shama lama ding dong, then we'll dip da dip all day & night, we'll bangarang until it's time to call it a week. So let's CLANG!........with....

 The Starting Line.

What game show featured 4 couples turned 50 years ago? The answer is.....

The Newlywed Game. A show associated with Bob Eubanks and Chuck Barris producing, but Nick Nicholson and Roger Muir created it for the company. The premise is to find out how much they know each other. It had many incarnations with Bob, but one with Paul Rodridguez in 1988, another with Gary Kroeger in 1995 under different rules and currently with Sherri Sheperd stayed afloat with the times, but Carnie Wilson hosted prior to Sherri too. Happy 50th Newlywed game!

Can Winsanity be pulled for hiatus? The answer in just a blarrrgh.

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It looks like we're.....flinged! But I heard a rumor.....

....That Winsanity may be in hiatus. Despite poor ratings, Winsanity will remain at it's regular slot. How in the world did Winsanity should've taken a hiatus at all when they decided to remain in its timeslot despite what's up on Thursday nights? My best bet is to move to Friday nights or at least an hour or 2 earlier than the timeslot.

Sticking with Winsanity things, they were down 15% in total viewers this past week. Ouch.

A bit of a house cleaning note:

*In Tuesday latenight, Baggage will air at 3am and 3:30am; replacing The Newlywed Game
*In Sunday latenight, Baggage will air at 2am and 2:30am; replacing The Newlywed Game
Expect an hour of Jerry Springer and secrets on both of those nights.
Sinema...roll something.....
You saw it on GSN. Now see it on Buzzr. July 31st. Prepare your DVRs for this!
You know her as Francesca "Fancy" Monroe on The Jamie Foxx Show and also on ABC's NYPD Blue. Now Garcelle Beauvais of "Hollywood Today Live" will be part of the GSN family as she takes on Window Warriors this November. Wish her luck!
Now the 2nd intermission presented by It seems that our Soda Girl Christa Nannos has a mutual friendship. Meet....Billy Lawler. He plays and sings songs and has a new album out now on ITunes and pretty soon on Google play Music. Here he is doing "Casualty."

Now...the 3rd period.

It's time for another installment of....

Let's ask the Know-It-all. Someone down at Texas Christian University told me which shows would you replace in favor of Harvey Feud down to 50 airings?

Well, I predicted it earlier this month and if I replaced it, it would be this...

The New Chain Reaction (1986-91), Jackpot! (Darrow), Bumper Stumpers, Trivia Trap, Now You See It, Millionaire, Classic Newlywed Game, Cram, Friend or Foe and Sherriwed.

There, you happy now?

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Well, I guess that's splat! Our program is presented by onomatopoeias. It'll make you go....CRASH!

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. Let's have Billy Lawler come up and sing one more song to close it out. Play on, playas.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Sneaky Peeky

On the next GSN The Know....

-A classic show turns 50. You won't believe what it is.
-Is Winsanity taking a hiatus?
-And What if I slashed the Harvey Feud airings to 50?

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

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

To Tell The Naked Truth

(Sunday morning service is over with and you were supposed to go home. but went to Cici's Pizza. Most churches go there after service, why not you? Get to a Cici's today. )

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 everyone, It seems that the entire newsroom is into a state of Pokémon Go fever. Do not be alarmed.  Everything is under control. We're trying to report GSN News on the go. So here we go as we start with.....

 The Starting Line.

Family Feud with Richard Karn on GSN has a long history. GSN acquired the four seasons of Family Feud, hosted by Richard Karn from 2002-06, in 2007. The lease consisting of all four seasons was renewed in 2010. During the time from 2009-12, Karn Feud was very popular on GSN, at times up to six runs a day. By 2012, once the Harvey version came around, GSN gradually cut back on Karn Feud.

In 2013, GSN renewed the lease to Karn Feud excluding his first season (2002-03). The past three years, airtime for Karn Feud has been sporadic at best on GSN. The most recent time Richard Karn's Family Feud had a permanent slot on the weekday schedule was at 5pm and 5:30pm, which ended in January 2014. Since then, Karn Feud has been a place filler in a couple areas (the noon hour for a few days in November 2014), a few slots on weekends briefly in the middle of 2015 and a short stint on Halloween Day 2015. Will Karn Feud come back with more slots? We'll soon see.

A GSN original makes its way back to the schedule. We'll tell you what it is after I find a Pikachu in the storage closet.

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So far, everyone in the newsroom is still in the Pokémon Go groove and I am still in my desk reporting these stories....

GSN is doing well in the last quarter. GSN just finished its best 2Q ever in prime among all key demos. The net, which has steadily increased viewership for the past 4 years, broke 2Q delivery records for HH, P2+, P25-54, W25-54, P18-49, W18-49. This also marks the 2nd straight year of 2Q growth for those demos. GSN’s success was partially driven by season three of their popular Skin Wars series, and the launch of its first spinoff, Skin Wars: Fresh Paint, which debuted to record ratings on June 15, becoming the #1 competitive reality series debut, and #2 series debut, in GSN history. The new game showWinsanity, hosted by Donald Faison, which debuted June 6, was also a key contributor to the overall success.   

Meanwhile, a change took place this week as a house cleaning note:

*In Friday latenight (early Saturday morning on the East Coast), Mind of a Man will air at 2am and 2:30am; replacing Baggage
Really? Really????!!!! MOAM has returned, but it's landed on the weekend late night schedule and is staying that way. Prepare for 40 episodes of this 1-season wonder.

Hellevator 2 will bring some changes. First, there will be less actors, yes, less actors than it was last season. Second, it will be in the same place like last season. Third, the prize money will be different than last season. This will survive under budget cuts.

Remember that rant about the Naked episode of "Idiotest" in our "Say What You Want to Say" segment? Well, a lot of comments came and we got them for you in.....

The Facebook Files.

Chad Mosher told everyone: "Sorry to ruin the illusion of television, but no one was actually naked during the filming of the program. Contestants were wearing flesh-colored tops and bottoms that were blurred for the effect of simulated nudity."

See? Maybe John Temple goes with....

"Now I'm wondering about the "Strip ..." segments on "Dog Eat Dog"."

Hmm....maybe Owen Rubin chimes in with....

"Here is a free idea for you: if it offended you, turn off the program. Watching this episode is not mandatory. I am so tired of people being offended by things they do NOT HAVE TO SEE and insisting that everyone else must switch to their sensibility. To me this is like complaints of Playboy magazine that are completely covered up in a store, yet people complain that they are there anyway. No one has forced you to go look at them. No one forced you to watch this show.

When did this country become so prudish? You could not see any nudity, the contestants were not really fully nude, and even if they were, change channels or turn it off. This was a stunt, nothing more."

SO back then, Playboy and X-rated movies were the only thing to see naked. Nowadays, getting censored while naked is an issue. Zane Wilson has the last comment....

"Wow, why are people so offended by being naked? No it was not necessary on this show, but if you don't like it, don't watch it. You're grandchildren will grow up completely fine. Being naked is natural, but people like you and a lot of people in America, over sexualize our bodies. If we didn't make everything about being naked about sex, like other countries, we would see it more as natural and quit freaking out about it. Why don't you focus your attention on bigger problems. I can't believe a naked body can offend someone so much...."

There you have it.

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Now let's open up.....
The Buzzr Twitterers Club. I now call this meeting to order. I will now add the growing # of members to the list. I will now take to the floor by retweet by beginning with this......
Justin LaSalata @justinlasalata Jul 5
The memories that brings back are just awesome.
And it is awesome.
Heather Leigh @jerseyluvbug Jun 14
And you can watch the original on
She was tweeting about the (Soon to be cancelled) new version of To Tell The Truth, because the original is waaaaaaaaaay better!
Rich Parris @therich43 Jun 13
just found out you are hosting the revival on . Thank you, thank you and thank you!
Looks like ABC brought 1973 back in style for MG.
Last one....
DJ @HeyMisterDJ_ATL Jun 4
Saw a promo for the revival on the network. Smart cross promo.
Yep. That helped the ABC Sunday Night lineup a lot. I now call this meeting adjourned.
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Now the 2nd intermission presented by  Here is Joel Cathey. A musician who not only likes avocados, but writes songs.....just for you. And here's one.

We go on to the 3rd period.

It's official. Family Feud has turned 40 years old this week. Can you imagine a game show with surveys has turned 40? And there is no signs of stopping? Here's a moment to live by.

That being said, time to go catch Pokemons. Our program is presented by Ingress. The real Pokémon Go. Choose which side you're on and be in mystery and intrique in this global wandering mobile game for Apple and Android devices.
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.