Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Buzz Buzz Buzz, so 2015!

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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: And welcome to it. Last Friday marked a significant moment in Washington, D.C., but it doesn't matter if #LoveWins, #WeAllWin. Regardless of any GSN show you choose, it's considered equal. We're not here to discuss same-sex marriage or how the Supreme Court decided it, we're here for talk GSN. You & I are married to a TV with cable, and GSN is the wife that has a ring on America for it's 20 years of martial game show bliss. With the China disposed of, they instead opted for paper plates and plastic cups they celebrated for their 20 years of game show excellence, and with this week's blog jam-packed, it'll be the best blog this week. We start with.......

The Starting Line.

We're in July. Buzzr has been on last month. So what did GSN do to take advantage? Well, Buzzr showed that they ran a single game show 2x an hour. That's compared to TV Land running a sitcom in teh same manner. GSN, on the other hand put in new Skin Wars and Idiotest with the latter moving to 9 CDT. Buzzr ran into problems like oh say, Match Game going backwards like 2-XL playing a music tape, too many repeats of those classics and having your comment deleted on your Facebook page. That wasn't a good thing, but this past week, it all changed with newer shows coming into the forefront. This could be a sign of Buzzr picking up the pace. GSN on the other hand looks pretty good and Skin Wars seems to be their top sell. Will both networks continue to do well this month? We'll have to see about that.

Break time! After this, the reactions to the morning changes. Better not go anywhere.

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And we have returned. I wanted to write a poem, but decided not to.....then I decided to. So here you go.

Hey, I just met you...

And this is crazy....

So here's my Gorilla Gym...

Comment it, maybe?

Last Week, we told you about adding Card Sharks to another CS in  the morning and here's what you had to say. One poster pointed out....

"Taking $25K Pyramid off the schedule was a pretty dumb decision to begin with if you ask me. It will be good to see it back. Too bad we aren't getting Sale of the Century back, but this is a step in the right direction nonetheless. It would be awesome if the 10:00 AM airing of Card Sharks was the Perry version or even the Rafferty version, but I have a feeling it will just be another airing of Eubanks' version.

I'm indifferent about Whammy at 11:00, but at least it adds a bit more variety and replaces one of the many DoND airings."

Yeah, I think Perry would, but Rafferty would be fine as well. Whammy! is okay, though. Cram or FOF or Lingo would've been better, too. Zach Horan says:

"Shame they didn't air the full pickup of Shop Till You Drop episodes, though."

You darn skippy. The 1993 ones would've stayed there at all. Casey Abell chimes in with:

"Still don't think that pre-1990 shows have a great future on GSN, but what do I know? I doubt this will get GSN much goodwill from Internet hardcores, though pre-1990 stuff is back up to 15 hours on the schedule.

Whammy never dies, it just keeps coming back. Somebody at GSN must really like Todd Newton."

Guess the network wants to keep getting Whammy! on there for as long as they can keep it. Scott Rahner of GSNN Blogspot says this important comment:

"But MOST fans of classic game show are at least 50+ years old."

The reason: GSN caters to a younger set.

I think the string quartet has tuned up, so let's do some....

House cleaning. For the week of 6-/13-19.....

*The Chase will be new Thursday at 8pm; Chain Reaction will be new at 9pm and 9:30pm; Family Feud will be the lead-in and lead-out at 7pm, 7:30pm, 10pm and 10:30pm.

*The Chase and Chain Reaction will repeat Thursday night from 11pm-1am.

*Chain Reaction will repeat Friday at 8pm and 8:30pm; replacing Idiotest.

*The Chase and Chain Reaction will rerun Saturday 2-4pm; replacing Minute to Win It.

*Chain Reaction will rerun Saturday latenight at 12am and 12:30am; replacing Idiotest.

*Chain Reaction will rerun Sunday latenight at 1am and 1:30am; replacing The Newlywed Game.

So expect plenty of CR and Chase on your TV in case you miss it. Also on 7/5, Skin Wars has been removed from the Sunday 8pm ET timeslot. Family Feud will return at 8pm and 8:30pm ET. Family Feud will once again air from 6-11pm on Sundays.

Also starting this Sunday, Baggage On The Road will air in the Sunday 2pm and 2:30pm timeslot, replacing Family Feud (Harvey).
Wait a sec, BOTR is returning? I thought it was cancelled.....oh, it's in reruns of course. and Harvey Feud will go back to it's primetime ways in an attempt to add more people.
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No joke. Chase, Idiotest and Skin Wars will all be renewed by the time summer ends and I'm proud of all 3 shows being the eyes & ears of the nation they tune in for, but Steampunk'd gets a premiere date and that's......August 19th at 9 CDT. Currently, Idiotest holds that slot, but no word yet on when it'll take a break or move somewhere else.
Now to talk Skin a story.
The top 10 had a suprise this past week when....Zendaya joined the cast to come up with a musical episode. To do so, musical chairs was being played and they had to pick an instrument and Rio rocked it out on guitar which made him the winner of that challenge. For a chance to stay out of elimination, the top 10 formed into 2 players for musical mash-ups. Exapmles included Rachel & Sammie doing Motown & New Wave, Rio & Avi doing Reggae & Hair Metal and Cheryl Ann & Dawn doing country & pop. The Mash-up winner: Rio who got the hairbrush studio kit as a reward, but sadly......Rachel was a box of mashed potatoes as she was eliminated from the program.    ANd they all lived.....until the next show.

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Hellevator needs a trio. $50,000 grand in your hands. All you need to do is go here:
and finally, we have a segment in which we want to know what you think of GSN. Have you hated Skin Wars so much since the beginning? Were you happy or unhappy Whammy returned? Are you proud of the fact that you liked Steampunk since you googled it? Well, google no more, it's.....

Say what you want to say.
Carl Chanaves goes first....
"If you are this unhappy with GSN...

I would, but....he goes on to say this:

repeating the same foolish action, all the while hoping for a different result
(see GSN running "Family Feud" for collectively 8 hours a day, and expecting us to watch)."

Congratualtions Carl, you won a dictionary of words said by GSN fans, please stay on the line and the next available operator will give you your information in the next 8-10 weeks. Laura Wailltt Zayas says....

"Viewers buy bigger TVs, and this week GSN has chosen to broadcast all their shows in small screen mode. What's up ????"

Welp, they're trying to go even more HD in a few weeks. That's all I know. Tony Bodmer asks this question:

"Can you please stop playing ten or more hours of Family Feud or Deal or No Deal every day? Is anyone actually working there? There's a ton of other game shows. Please stop having those two shows on ALL THE TIME!"

Because 2 shows is already enough. Can't Idiotest be #3 for that? Lance Patton says:

"Why you get rid of Shop Till You Drop again? I won't be watching your network as long its gone!"

Easy answer: Low ratings. Do you want to ask anything else? Ann Rudolph says...

"Have you noticed on Match Game the set bears a strong resemblance to the confederate flag?" Doretta Lennon says:

"This is a sorry network. The idiot test host is an idiot and star wars doesn't make any sense and The Chase is stupid.
I pay extra for it but O am going to have it removed. The Family Feud is good but has reruns what time they are on as well as The Newlywed Game."

Well, first of all is actually Skin Wars and you may be sorry for that mistake and as for Feud, can't you look at the schedule on to make sure? One more from Robert G. Andrews:

"GSN used to be known as the Gameshow Network. They need to change their name again. Now they can be called the "FAMILY FEUD WITH STEVE HARVEY NETWORK"'


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Now the 2nd intermission presented by Let me introduce to your GSN The Know Soda Girl. Now, if the Lawrence Welk Show went back on the air, it would be more of a nightclub variety and have Sonya Belousova lead the band for us. She would also host the program as well and have the CW air it. Guy & Ralna English? How about Instalokk and Lunity instead? Melinda Sullivan could be the new Arthur Duncan, Kata Hay? Easy. She'll be the Ava Barber of the 2010s. Mayeb Lindsey Stirling could be the Myron Floren of our day, or better yet Lana McKissack pulling a Kathie Sullivan, but wait, Bobby & Cissy has a new duo: Stephen "Twitch" Boss & Megan Batoon. We could get PoroTypes to replace Sandy, Gail & Mary Lou, maybe Bobby Bones would be like Tom Netherton, but on top of all this under one condition, have a Soda Girl in place of a champagne lady liek Norma Zimmer and it goes to.......Christa Nannos! Yes, my girl Christa who while I was watching GSN in my manor, her new video dropped and you'll have to see it in December by the time the Know-It-All Awards come out when she's a feature performer. But back to Lawrence Welk. get Shira Lazar to produce the thing and.....

Okay okay okay Buzzard. Longest intro ever, isn't it? Anyways, here's Christa with a Tove Lo Cover. And........Roll it Sinema!

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And now back to our blog.

Time once again for.....


Let's play some poker!

High Stakes Poker, that is. Once upon a time when Poker was king in 2006, many poker pros decided to play cash poker. They agreed. So what they did was do a little no-limit Texas Hold 'em Poker and with Aj Benza and Gabe Kaplan calling the action, Daniel Negreanu, Annie Dukes, Phil Ivey and much more joined the famous table to watch it all unfold. Evenly so, World Poker Tour, Poker Royale and any other poker show you can think of joined the fray. But High Stakes Poker tops them all and it antes up at.....


Time for us for leave. Because we have to. Today's blog is presented by the Aqua Illusion bubbles from Gradius 3.  Now with 200% more pop.

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, June 27, 2015

Sneaky Peeky

On the Next GSN The Know....

-Why GSN is taking advantage to Buzzr after 1 month....
-Your reactions to the morning changes....
-And #6 on the countdown.

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

Friday, June 26, 2015

Overtime #21: Predict what you preach

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

Me: It's our monthly dose of what GSN left out for good measure. It's overtime. I'm ready to give you the outlook on the next 6 months of 2015. Here goes.

Lie Detectors will spend an afterlife on either Hulu, Crackle or Netflix. Come on, make it happen.

Hellevator will be a hit. A horrific hit!

Steampunk'd may follow in the footsteps of Skin Wars....

Buzzr will get newer episodes soon and won't repeat again like it did this week, I promise....

Idiotest will renew a 3rd season by the end of the year.....

Chain Reaction will be the most successful revival since the Lane version.....

And finally, Man vs. Fly will flop.

That's my predictions. What's yours?

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And they've predicted it's time to go. More GSN madness in July. Hope to see you soon. Play on playas.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

In the Middle of it All

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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: And with that, we're on the air. Thanks for being your co-pilot for the journey to everything GSN. In-flight entertainment starts with......

The Starting Line.

There's going to be a new lineup this week and it's this:

*Card Sharks will air at 10am; replacing Shop 'Til You Drop.
*The $25,000 Pyramid with Dick Clark will air at 10:30am; replacing Catch 21.
*Whammy! (GSN's version) will air at 11am; replacing Deal or No Deal. Deal or No Deal remains at 11:30am.

Evrything before that remains as is. Now, When Shop replaced $ale of the century, it was a sour taste in the mouth. They tried the 1997 edition.....that didn't work. Then to make more viewers happy, they went back to 1993.....and it didn't work too. What did they do? Add another edition of Eubanks Card Sharks on the channel. That makes it 2. So why can't you have one CS start with January 1986, and have another CS where the current lease is, or better yet, go forward to 1988-89? Anyways, thanks CS for what meant the damage STYD made. Also, to the Pyramid, I'm glad they went back to where it was. If the 1982-84 aired, it'd be a whole different story. No joke. Even Whammy! took out half of DOND hour. This could help change the daytime landscape a bit. And next week, we'll have your reactions to these wonderful changes.

June meant it felt like a thunderstorm where I live, but let's find out who rained the viewers down the best and who was rained out way too long in our Yay & Yawn of June.

The Yay: Skin Wars. Back at it. Season 2 is more than what season 1 had and it's becoming GSN's biggest hit.

The Yawn: Idiotest no longer at 7 CDT. Rivalry days done did it, huh?

After this little quickie, there's a new #1 syndicated game show in town and we can't wait to tell you what it is. SO don't fly outta here just yet.

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Thanks for letting our flight attendants on Gradius Airlines choose sloppy joes and Vanilla Coke over hot dog pizza from Pizza Hut and Pepsi while we were away.

Fall is coming....and it's not Game of Thrones, which many geeks had a withdrawl from earlier this month.....but the night is young.....and full of.......(record scratching) This:

That's right, my Know-it-alls, Hellevator will be arriving this fall and who better to be hosts for this hellride than.....Flasher....

These 2 twins. They are known as the Soska twins, to be exact and Jen & Sylvia are their names. Let's hope this horrific game show can become the scariest hit the network ever came up with.

Time now to read to the 2nd story of Skin Wars 2 to you. Music please, Lizzy.....

When we last left off, Marcio was off the chessboard and off the show thanks to Lana. Now they remain with the first challenge thanks to dessert they must make and real toppings they must use. Tasty! The best dessert was whipped up by Cheryl Ann who won a choice swap in the next Concept Challenge which took place somewhere at a restaurant and Cat Cora, a Tv chef was the guest judge for this event. The challenge was to create buffet camouflages. This oughta be interesting. All 11 created a Skin Wars buffet of all kinds, but sadly, pizza wasn't involved on the menu. Instead, Avi, Cheryl Ann and Aryn were the best cooks, er, bodypainters in this challenge while Dawn Marie, Rudy and Rachel were in grave danger. After furter deliberation....Rudy went straight to the dumpster and off to land fill city never to return again. ANd they all lived.....until the next show.
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There's a new man on the syndication mountain and it isn't The Big Bang Theory, it's.....
Family Feud. FIrst time in over 30 years to hold the top spot since the Dawson Version was outta here by Wheel in 1983 when the latter first started. Wheel has been through synide greats such as American Gladiators, Star Search, Baywatch and more and even couldn't hold a candle to many who went out after one season, but Feud was finally achehieved this year. Why? Harvey was host 5 years ago when O' Hurley walked out to help the ratings and get back to once was when it first came out in 1999. The obvious reasons were the tone of the questions that went from family-friendly to rated PG-13, the bad answers said by people and the bad words blurted out as well. Not to mention their new celebrity version that went out this week. ANd it was all in Atlanta. Yes, Atlanta. The New Hollywood. But for Wheel and Jeopardy!, they can get the luster back. You can count on it. But let's hear from what the fans thought in.....
David Downs says this:
 "I'm absolutely happy to hear about this. As you said, it probably doesn't mean too much (#1 game show is more of a mythical title), but it's so good to see a show that puts in effort to win viewers beat a show (namely Wheel) that puts in virtually no effort and where every episode looks and feels exactly the same.

Congrats to everyone at the Feud!"
Congrats indeed. Daye Frye has this:
"Not impressed, I have lost faith in society that loves d--- jokes more than actual knowledge. Priorities out of whack American viewing public."
Yep. Somebody can lose IQ points by watching a classic turn into Def Comedy Jam. Ernest Goodwyn ends it with....
"Wheel knocks feud from the top spot, 30+ years later feud gets it back. *cue "circle of life"*"
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And finally, after 3 weeks, Buzzr reverted everything back to where it all started. Well, almost, but a 40,000 epsiode library is an eternity. Not to mention the fact that it's already started. Who shall I ask?.........Let me get my alter ego, He has an office on the 6th floor. Ladies & Gentlemen, making his GTK debut.....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. To answer the question he just said, Buzzr is an owner to the Fremantle media company, friends of mine I've worked with for many years has a library of 40,000 episodes of every game show and growing. However, what he just said was somewhat true. 3 weeks afetr Buzzr went on the air, nearly every game show went back to the start when it was launched. It's hard for affilates to be added and it's also hard for tapes to be digitized. All it takes is time. Time. See my Tom Kennedy face clock? Time. Even a grandfather clock in my monastery has one. You have one on every smartphone on the block. Time. IT'll take less than a week, maybe a month, or through 2015 to get newer ones on the air. Speaking of time, time for me to have lunch with Ira Glass and Katie Mahan. 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 Last week, I told you Lunity would be linked to Instalokk who did perform and it's her turn now. She, too is a LOL gamer as well as fronting her own girl group. She's going to sing one for you now.
And off to teh 3rd period!
ANd now, for the fourth year in a row.....


We now track the ups & downs of far. First, the epic wins.....
Skin Wars started off strong, Idiotest released season 2 and got better right after SW, Family Feud continues to pile on, Mike Catherwood is the new host of Chain Reaction and The Chase continues to keep going. Now teh epic failures.....
Lie Detectors tries daily....tries again weekly.....and fails. $ale of The Century is outta here for good, Idiotest loses teh 7 CDT hour, ITAC and BOTR get outta here and....endless Feud repeats per usual. Wanna see the grade?
A C+. It started slow, but it improved recently and it shows you why GSN is gradually picking things up as they go.
Time to leave this GSN Throne and go home. Today's blog is brought to you by musical chairs. When the music stops, somebody's got to go.
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.