Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The New Deal

This week.....An old Primetime favorite comes back......

TBS renews 2 games.......

And hit the Bullseye! All this and.....Is Austin, Texas the safest place to live? 


Madison Brunoehler: From coast to coast..............

And Across America.....and the world.........this is..............

Now here is America's favorite contestant, Pierre Kelly!!!!! 

Me: Thank you Madi2TheMax and this of course is  Game show Live! As live as it gets, as live as it happens and as live whenever you feel like it. Let's get into it with......

 The Opening Toss-Up story.   

CNBC is bringing back popular game show Deal or No Deal with its original host Howie Mandel.
Per CNBC, the reimagined Deal or No Deal will feature all the high energy and risk-reward that captivated audiences, with some exciting new twists.
Produced for CNBC by Emmy-winning Truly Original, a subsidiary of Endemol Shine North America, the new Deal or No Deal will join CNBC's primetime lineup in fourth quarter 2018.
"Our primetime programs, with their focus on business and money, strive to be both entertaining and instructive. Shows like The Profit and Shark Tank are built around high stakes and high rewards. Those same elements live at the heart of Deal or No Deal, which is why we believe it to be a perfect fit," said CNBC Chairman Mark Hoffman. "Today's announcement confirms our deep commitment to primetime, strengthening our line-up, by adding one of the most successful game shows of all time along with the popular, original host, Howie Mandel."
Mandel, who hosted the original series that ran on NBC from 2005-2009, returns to host and executive produce the series, along with Scott St. John, executive producer and showrunner of the original series.
On Deal or No Deal, contestants play and deal for a top prize of $1 million. With 26 sealed briefcases full of varying amounts of cash – ranging from a penny to $1 million ─ and the mysterious entity known only as "the Banker," contestants are faced with a game of odds and chance and whether to accept an offer of cash from "the Banker" in exchange for what might be contained in the contestant's chosen briefcase.
"Having been in this business for 40 years, I've been involved in every kind of production – live, variety, drama, film and animation. Nothing changed my life, career and perception of humanity more than one project, and that was Deal or No Deal," said Mandel. "I am excited to re-embark on the most thrilling, life-changing show with the brilliant Scott St. John and our new partners at CNBC. For me, there was only one answer to that iconic question and I am proud to have said DEAL!"
The new Deal or No Deal is produced by Truly Original with Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh and Scott St. John as executive producers. Jim Ackerman and Christian Barcellos are the executive producers for CNBC.

After this commercial word,  Joker drops the mic. That's...............when Game Show Live! returns.

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Madison: Some members of our viewing audience will receive.....

Bowls of chili from Wendy's. I know It's chilly outside and it's officially spring, but when the weather warms back up, hang out at the park and eat the chili cup from Wendy's today. Now back to our Chili cooking contest winner,  Pierre Kelly!

Me: Thank you Madi and welcome back. In just a little bit, Find out why a flight attendant got caught getting it on while the camera sought what happened. 

Comedy, competition and hip-hop are the flavas on the menu at TBS starting Sunday, April 15, as Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker's Wild returns at 10 PM ET/PT, followed by the renewed Drop The Mic at 10:30 PM ET/PT.
The hour-long block was re-upped by TBS after both unscripted game show comedies reached an average of 2.7 million viewers per episode on the network's TV, VOD and digital platforms. The two series have also earned over 250 million social and YouTube views to date.
Snoop Dogg, who counted The Joker's Wild as his favorite game show growing up, hosts the TBS version. Set in his very own casino, the show includes an oversized slot machine, giant dice, and playing cards.
This season features a variety of new Snoop-a-fied categories, a special celebrity charity episode, and guest cameos by Ice Cube, Michael Strahan, RuPaul, Wiz Khalifa, Kevin Smith, Aubrey Plaza, Paris Jackson, Hannibal Buress, Busy Philipps, Adam Devine, Bill Nye, Xzibit, Biz Markie, G-Eazy, Cheech and Chong, Julian Edelman, Dana White, and Matthew McConaughey.
Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker's Wild is produced by Sony Pictures Television, in association with Turner's Studio T. Snoop Dogg serves as executive producer, along with Good Morning, America co-host Michael Strahan. Also executive-producing are Vincent Rubino, Constance Schwartz-Morini for SMAC Entertainment, and Ted Chung for Merry Jane.
Drop the Mic is based on the popular segment from The Late Late Show with James Corden. The TBS series, hosted by Method Man and Hailey Baldwin, pits celebrities from the worlds of entertainment, music, sports, and pop culture against each other in a rap battle royale. At the end of each head-to-head battle, the studio audience votes to determine the winner.
Currently in production, the early bookings slated to appear this season include Shaquille O'Neal vs. Ken Jeong, Luis Fonsi vs. Terry Crews, Molly Ringwald vs. Jon Cryer, Jerry Springer vs. Ricki Lake, Assassination of Gianni Versace star Darren Criss vs. Stranger Things star Gaten Matarazzo, Jay Pharaoh vs. Marlon Wayans, Luis Guzman vs. Gabriel Iglesias, Lindsey Vonn vs. Gus Kenworthy, and "Glow" vs. "Pro," which includes Glow cast members Jackie Tohn, Kate Nash, Sunita Mani, and Britney Young battling against WWE wrestlers Nikki Bella, Brie Bella, Carmella, and Alicia Fox.
Drop the Mic is produced by CBS Television Studios and Fulwell 73 Productions. James Corden, Ben Winston and Jensen Karp serve as executive producers, with Joanna Gallagher as co-executive producer.

On to some HQ Stuff. This tweet ringed in bigger news......

Then came the bad news.

Chaos broke out on Sunday night when a contentious winner-takes-all game of HQ Trivia abruptly ended with no winner after the would-be champion was hit with allegations of cheating.
HQ, the popular trivia app, was testing out a new royale-style format: Instead of the traditional 12 questions, where the winnings are split between all contestants who successfully answer the 12th question, in Sunday's new format, the game keeps going until only one winner emerges.
The jackpot on Sunday's night game was $25,000 and this was only the second time HQ had experimented with the new format. Last Sunday, a 25-year-old teacher took home the full $25,000 prize after answering 18 questions correctly.
Sunday night's game went on much longer, however, and by the 20th question many users were beginning to suspect something was fishy with the final group of contenders. According to one user playing last night's game, people posted in the live group chat below the game that they believed cheaters were amongst the group of finalists, since (some suspected) there was no way players could have gotten so far without some type of outside help.
Nearly 1.7 million people initially logged on to play but after 30 minutes and 26 questions only two players—by the names of JericBrual and Kayla—were in the running for the $25,000 jackpot.
Both answered question 26 correctly. Kayla answered question 27 incorrectly, but before Brual could submit his (theoretically) correct answer he was kicked out and served a push notification that said he was removed from the game for "inappropriate behavior."
"HQ moderators kick players that violate HQ's Terms of Service and Contest Rules," the official HQ account tweeted shortly after the game ended.
It didn't take long for those on Twitter to speculate what type of behavior Brual was engaged in.
Brual, whose account is now locked, has tweeted at least once about hacking the game using bots.
On February 3rd Brual tweeted that he had won $51.02 in one HQ Trivia game, nearly five months after downloading the app. He followed up with a tweet saying "FYI: I had 5 bots ready for HQ lol."
As The Daily Beast revealed in January, HQ has been plagued by bots who plug into the game's API and instantaneously scrape search results on several search engines, spitting out the most likely answer to each question seconds before deadline. .

As a result, the App Store vanished it for punishment. Android is still safer now. 

And if you want to read the fine print the next time you play here:

Nickelodeon has a new game show coming to its network, and it's all thanks to John Cena!
Cena is an executive producer and the creator of Nickelodeon's new show Keep It Spotless and according to the actor, it's "good clean fun!"
The network just revealed its first trailer for the upcoming show, which will premiere later this month and feature kids competing to stay clean throughout a series of mess challenges.
According to Nickelodeon, each episode will start with contestants wearing white suits. They will then compete in different games that will be messy — think paint and lots of it — and will have to try and not get dirty, or remain "spotless." At the end of each game there will be a scanner that measures just how big of a mess each contestant, whoever can stay the cleanest throughout each challenge will then go onto the final course, called The Gauntlet, which is an obstacle course. If you win it all, you can be going home with some cold hard cash (up to $10,000)!
Even though the show, which will air every day beginning at the end of the month, hasn't started yet, you can check out the first episode of Keep It Spotless on Nickelodeon's website now to see what it's all about.
Keep It Spotless premieres on March 26, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. on Nickelodeon..

Take this with you: 

Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway will be replaced this weekend (Saturday 24th March) by episodes of Through the Keyhole and Take Me Out.
Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly's evening game show was pulled from ITV's schedules following McPartlin's arrest on suspicion of drink driving on Sunday afternoon, with a spokesman confirming the presenter would be "taking time off to seek treatment".
Instead, the broadcaster has moved The Voice UK's second knockout show to an earlier time slot of 7pm (it was originally scheduled for 8:30pm) and inserted an episode of Through the Keyhole to air at 9pm. ITV News and Weather will broadcast at 10pm followed by the fifth instalment in the Fast and Furious franchise at 10:15pm (it was originally billed for 10:45pm).
An episode of Take Me Out will then air at 12:30am. ITV is yet to make a decision on the remaining two episodes of Saturday Night Takeaway, currently due to air on March 31st and 7th April, although the broadcaster has confirmed that Ant will play no further part in the series.

NBC has given a 13-episode order for season six of Hollywood Game Night, hosted by Jane Lynch. The game show is produced by Hazy Mills Productions, Mission Control Media and Universal Television Alternative Studio.
A season six premiere date and celebrities participating in the new episodes will be announced at a later date.
Last summer's run of Hollywood Game Night averaged a 1.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.7 million viewers overall in "live plus seven day."
Season five featured guest stars Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz and Justin Hartley from This Is Us, Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash and Nico Santos from Superstore and Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky and Matt Walsh from Veep. Other stars turning up on the show included Chris Hardwick, Margaret Cho, Gabby Douglas and RuPaul.
Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner, Michael Agbabian, Dwight D. Smith and Michael Binkow are executive producers of Hollywood Game Night.

Time for a Gamestop Game Break. Now a question detectives get asked often at the scene of the crime. Can you......Sqramble This?

Hint: Hawaiians drink it.

Ponder on that after a Google play music interlude because for the second time in a row......

Prepare for a maximum of madness. Prepare.....for a madness of Madison. Prepare......for Madi2TheMax-imum March Madness.  Our Match Game mistress of impressionism is preparing for a challenge. Doing Over 80 Disney impressions in 6 minutes. And the clock................starts...................

And we have just time for the answer:

It's what Dole is known for.

It's time to to go across..............the pond.

We take on a selection of shows from the UK in which they have more shows than the USA. For real. Today.....

Hosted by the late Jim Bowen, Bullseye combines the pub activity of darts with general knowledge. 3 teams try to add some money by hitting one of teh areas that have categories for pounds. after this, it's points for pounds. Whatever 3 darts stick on the board, they get questions. The 2 teams eliminated gets out with the money and the darts. By then, you move on to Bully's prize board for the rewards. And if you wanna risk, it'll be the star prize. 101 or more for all or nothing. It became a regular Sunday Night feature and its iconic theme and format kept fans glued. That was Bullseye and we go back from across............the pond.

That's it for this week. Today's consolation prize is a self driving go kart. Ride around and race with your friends.....while driving itself. airbags and seat belts included.

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, March 17, 2018

What's Up Ahead....

On the next Game Show Live!....

-DOND returns.....
-TBS reups 2 faves......
-And we go Across.....The Pond.

It's all the way live on Game Show Live! Aren't we Lucky?

Friday, March 16, 2018

Livewire! 3/16

Madison Brunoehler: From Game Show Live!, this is.....................

Livewire! Your news.......with sass. Presented by Lara Croft.......How do you pronounce her name? 

And now from our Game Show Live! Newsroom, here comes Pierre Kelly!

Me: Thank you Madi2theMax, welcome to Livewire!  Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day. I'm feeling green with envy and instead of kissing the blarney stone, we give you news and a certain way. So get out your Lucky Charms cereal and........ let's.................get wired!

SYTYCD alum Witney Carson returns to DWTS.

The 24-year-old professional dancer confirmed in an Instagram comment Wednesday that she "will" appear on the reality competition following her father-in-law's death from cancer.
Carson made the remark after posting that her first house with husband Carson McAllister is a "go." One fan asked the star if she will be selling or living in the house, and if she is "still doing DWTS."
"it's a fixer upper, and yes I'll still be doing the show :)," Carson responded.
Carson had dropped out of the Dancing with the Stars Live! tour in December amid father-in-law Kevin McAllister's battle with cancer. She announced March 9 that Kevin had "passed away" the night prior.
"Although it will be excruciatingly painful at times to live without him, we know he lives on around us being our guardian angel wherever we go. We're so grateful for the time we've had with him on this earth, & we know he's in a better place," the star said on Instagram.


Sticking with DWTS, it looks like host Erin Andrews is Cancer-free.

The 39-year-old sportscaster and "Dancing with the Stars" co-host said on Tuesday's episode of "Good Morning America" that she's "fully capable" of having kids following her battle with cervical cancer.
Andrews married former NHL player Jarret Stoll in June.
"I want it. I definitely want it," Andrews told host Michael Strahan. "Even though I'm crazy on the sidelines and doing other things, 'Dancing with the Stars' and so forth, absolutely.
"I didn't have to have a hysterectomy," she shared. "I'm fully capable of having a baby. But that's because I went and got tested and because we were able to treat it early. That's all you need to tell the women in your life."
Andrews was diagnosed with cervical cancer in September 2016, and has been in remission for a year.


Carson Daly, host of "The Voice" was in a panic attack.

The 44-year-old television personality and "The voice" host discussed his longtime struggle with anxiety disorder and panic attacks on Friday's episode of "Today."
"Looking back on my life, I was a worrywart kid. I was always worrying," Daly recalled. "My father died when I was five. I had an ulcer when I was in high school. I've been nervous my whole life."
"My very first panic attack happened -- and, by the way, I didn't know what it was at the time -- when I was a host at MTV," he said.
"The success of my career -- I flew to New York and my life changed overnight. I had a hard time breathing. I was terrified for no apparent reason."
Daly said his panic attacks became so severe that he once checked himself into a hospital.


Nick Cannon visits Fuse's digital series Behind the Bar to mix up his favorite cocktail - a twist on a mai tai, titled: Mai Time to Turn Up. Inspired by his new single, "Only You," Cannon mixes up a sweet, Caribbean styled cocktail guaranteed to make anyone dance and let loose. Cannon's new single "Only You" featuring DJ Luke Nasty and Fat Joe is available Friday, March 9.

Springtime may be next Wednesday, but it feels misty, so I'm going to take a nap and if you don't like it, I'll get Sarah Pribis to guest anchor for me, so  Meadowfox......soothe me with your harp! Now!

Where was I?

Oh yeah, it's National Walk around the house day. That I didn't know. 

Liz McCarthy made an appearance on Jeopardy!, but does she look familiar?

They were in 1981 and retired undefeated. Aren't they smart back then?

I'd like to know.....

Why is this news? 

Definitely Feeling Minnesota

Not only Minnestoa was the sight of the Jeopardy! tryouts, but it's becoming the smartest state amongst all Jeopardy! contestants. Last time I checked, Mall Masters was popular at the time.


You can't make this....


Yes, the guy who played in the 1971 classic "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" was on Jeopardy! but got 2nd place. At least the oompa Loompas weren't involved. 

And what else?

So Impressed! with Madi2TheMax. What if puns were added by impressions? Our Match Game mistress of impressionism will tell you. Go Madi!

How punny is that?

That's all for now, but remember one thing: Can't any person who has a washed-up acting career get on Jeopardy!? I'll never know. 

So until next time and all the on playas. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Hang Ten, dudes!

This week.....the newest quizz app hits the digital streets.....

How to survive Red Nose day......

And can Steve cancel your GSN show? All this and.....Are you lit right now? 


Madison Brunoehler: From coast to coast..............

And Across America.....and the world.........this is..............

Now here is America's favorite contestant, Pierre Kelly!!!!! 

Me: Thank you Madi2TheMax and this of course is  Game show Live! As live as it gets, as live as it happens and as live whenever you feel like it. Let's get into it with......

 The Opening Toss-Up story.   

Today, Kiswe, the pioneer of cloud-based interactive mobile video solutions, launched Hangtime, a new and fun mobile gaming platform that lets users play live trivia games and quizzes while interacting with each other directly on the app.
For each game, players can compete to win cash and other prizes while chatting and collaborating with friends in public or private "Hangs," or digital rooms.
"TV has always been a social experience centered around popular shows that air during certain times of the day. However, with the transition to mobile devices, viewers have been given the power to watch any content, anytime, anywhere. As a result, we lost the social benefits of watching TV as a group," said Mike Schabel, CEO of Kiswe, the company that built Hangtime. "By reintroducing social experiences to live video on mobile devices, Hangtime provides fun ways to bring friends, old and new, together to watch and play live game shows. Interactive and collaborative gaming is the first step towards our vision that mobile video is best when shared live with friends. During the beta phase of the app, we were able to build an incredible community of loyal Hangers, and we're excited to bring this new gaming experience to everyone starting today."
Hangtime offers daily trivia and quiz shows at 2pm and 6pm Eastern Time with frequent late-night pop-up shows for the Hangtime Community.
Hangtime currently has three different game shows: "Pop Quiz," "Perfectly Adequate Games," hosted by Will and Erinn of Perfectly Adequate Films, and "The Good Game Show," hosted by Jon Hudson, a local New York City-based comedian.
The app also features live pre- and post-game shows hosted by live animated characters who engage with users and help them get their private hangs organized.
Hangtime does not eliminate players for answering a question incorrectly. Together with the friends-first social features and live interactive experiences, the average session times often exceed the actual length of the game. The app is powered by Kiswe's industry-leading and patented cloud video technology, which has provided state-of-the-art live mobile video experiences for the owners and distributors of large sports and music events.
Hangtime's underlying technology minimizes lag for players and allows for rapid introduction of new game formats and onboarding of interactive video experience from industry content publishers and brands. Hangtime's additional unique features include:
- Live animated host characters, Steeve and DJ Chuck, who engage with and entertain players with banter and music before and after games.
- A live scoreboard to see how you are performing against friends and other contestants during each game.
- A comprehensive leaderboard that lets friends compete, tournament-style, with each other throughout the week as well as reveal the top Hangtime players of the week.
- Public and Private rooms, or "hangs," for you to interact, chat, collaborate, or compete with other players or just your friends. Freebies, or the ability to pass on answering a question, earned by inviting a friend to join Hangtime.
- Simple and immediate introduction of interactive content in partnership with creators and publishers who seek new ways to engage their audience within or adjacent to the games.

After this commercial word, Rudolph's red nose. That's...............when Game Show Live! returns.

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Madison: Some members of our viewing audience will receive.....

Coupons from Wendy's where as of today, there's an app for you to download. Sign up and you'll get mobile offfers right to your phone. Available on the app Store and Google Play. Now back to our operator on the other line, Pierre Kelly!

Me: Thank you Madi and welcome back. Later on, The dude abides where?

Two-time Emmy Award winner and comedian Chris Hardwick is back to host NBC's fourth annual "Red Nose Day Special" on Thursday, May 24 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT). To date, Red Nose Day has raised more than $100 million and has impacted the lives of over 8.3 million children here in America and around the world.
On an action-packed night of programming, some of the biggest names in entertainment will compete on "Celebrity Ninja Warrior for Red Nose Day," where they will be pushed to the limit in grueling physical challenges all to raise money to support the cause. Later, two teams of stars will face off on a special Red Nose Day edition of "Hollywood Game Night" where they will take on classic "HGN" party games that will test their pop culture IQ.
Adding to the excitement, both shows will include live check-ins from Hardwick throughout the night as he gears up for the main event, broadcast live from New York. The evening will serve to entertain and educate viewers while providing many opportunities to support the charity through calls to donate, with money raised supporting millions of children in need in all 50 states and Puerto Rico and around the world.
"Chris' genuine compassion and good-hearted humor make him ideal to host our "Red Nose Day Special" and bridge the evening's exciting and purposeful three hours of programming," said Paul Telegdy President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment. "We are thrilled to once again bring humor and inspiration to our audience in our effort to raise awareness and funds for children in need around the world."
"We are so grateful to NBC and the entire Comcast NBCU family for their outstanding partnership. This year's special night of programming really delivers on Red Nose Day's signature rollercoaster of laughs and tears - shining a light on the children who need our help the most," said Janet Scardino, CEO, Comic Relief USA.
"Celebrity Ninja Warrior for Red Nose Day" at 8 p.m. will kick off the evening followed by a special edition of "Hollywood Game Night" at 9 p.m., featuring Emmy-winning host Jane Lynch and some of the biggest names in entertainment competing to raise money to ensure that children in need are safe, healthy and educated. "The Red Nose Day Special" hosted by Hardwick will close the night at 10 p.m. All three specials will work collaboratively to celebrate Red Nose Day while promoting donations to the cause throughout the night. Additional participating talent will be announced at a later date. Red Nose Day is an annual event that harnesses the power of entertainment to raise money and awareness for children living in poverty in America and internationally.
NBC's night of special Red Nose Day programming is a culmination of a seven-week fundraising campaign, which brings together millions of Americans around the country to have fun and make a difference. The campaign's iconic Red Noses will go on sale Monday, April 2, exclusively at Walgreens and Duane Reade locations nationwide. Talent who have supported the campaign include Julia Roberts, Ed Sheeran, Elton John and many more.
Red Nose Day was created by Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning writer-director Richard Curtis, ("Love Actually," "Four Weddings and a Funeral," "Notting Hill"). It has raised more than $1 billion globally since its launch in the U.K. in 1988.

Remember the flick Real Steel? Well......

Fox is piloting an AI-based game show that sees team of families compete against robots in a large-scale physical contest.
The U.S. broadcaster is working with British production company Tuesday's Child on Man Vs Robot, which was unveiled today at INTV, the Jerusalem-based conference organized by Keshet.
The news came from Tuesday's Child boss Karen Smith, one of the creative team behind talent juggernaut Strictly Come Dancing.
The pilot, which has just come out of the edit, has been in development for more than two years and sees families with competitive brothers and sisters and stay-at-home moms and dads. In each episode, four teams take on the robots in a "battle for supremacy."
The pilot, which was screened at the conference (where Fox chairman Gary Newman was watching in the audience), is hosted by Dermot O'Leary, British host of The X Factor.
Smith said it's a "little bit Tron" and similar to Gladiators, albeit with machines.
"We've created real-size gaming robots because we wanted to hook into how do you have an emotional moment with robots. People are a little bit scared because this great big thing is making its own decisions, and it might only be playing Pong against you but it's a compelling experience to be with them," said Smith.
It is the second Fox show for Tuesday's Child, which produced a U.S. version of British format You're Back In the Room. The production company, which is part of Greenbird Media, which earlier today was acquired by Keshet International, has history in robot programming. It produced Trust Me I'm a Robot for Channel 4 as part of its Rise of the Robots season.

It's time to tell.....

The real live online quiz truth in real live online quiz news, suckers!

HQ had a survival gauntlet test for $25,000 and the real winner turned out to be...............

Mikey Elkins. He tweeted his victory like this:

And HQ reported about it.

Over at the Q, there was a brand spankin new host named Daniel and his wardrobe....well........stare at it.

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On a more positive note, they decided to have teh Q-munnity throw out the "one wrong and you're gone" rule with the new leaderboard look in which even a wrong answer keeps you going until the end. Isn't that wonderful?

And that sadly was the real live online quiz truth in real live online quiz news, suckers!!!!!

(song stops)

Let's break now for The Dramatic Questioners. 

Load "em Up!

Shotmakers, an innovative new golf competition where precision shotmaking meets intense strategy in a fast-paced format, was announced today. Premiering Monday, April 9 at 9 p.m. ET on Golf Channel, Shotmakers will feature the fun, social experience for which Topgolf is known, blending entertainment, golf and technology throughout the competition.
The announcement was made today by Phil Piazza, Golf Channel senior vice president of programming and Topgolf Media President YuChiang Cheng.
Surrounded by the Topgolf experience in Las Vegas, nine co-ed teams of two will pair up in head-to-head competitions that test precision, distance and control, all while facing intense pressure and strategic decision-making.
The 18 competitors include a former PGA TOUR professional, mini-tour professional golfers, an Olympian, former collegiate athletes, a former World No. 1 World Long Drive competitor, a trick-shot artist, decorated military veterans, and champions from the Topgolf Tour.
"Shotmakers is a great opportunity to introduce a progressive approach to golf competition, featuring dynamic personalities from across the sports landscape," said Phil Piazza, Golf Channel senior vice president of programming.
"Shotmakers also will showcase what Topgolf has been doing for 17 years - evolving the narrative around golf and redefining golf participation."
The competition will utilize Toptracer by Topgolf, the leading technology used on PGA TOUR televised broadcasts that immediately shows players their ball's flight, speed, distance and curve on screen, as well as the games made popular at the 41 Topgolf venues around the world.
Teams will compete for cash and prizes in each competition and will be eliminated until one team is left standing as the champion of Shotmakers.
"Topgolf is proud to partner with Golf Channel for Shotmakers. This show advances our mutual commitment to growing the game through original content that inspires and entertains our audiences," said Topgolf Media President YuChiang Cheng.
"Through Shotmakers, Topgolf blends our unique brand experience with sports, creating compelling content that can be enjoyed by everyone."
Shotmakers is co-hosted by 3-time college national player of the year Amanda Blumenherst and golf host Shane Bacon, along with Golf Channel reporter Chantel McCabe and social media correspondent Alexandra O'Laughlin. Shotmakers will feature seven rounds of competition airing two nights a week- Monday and Tuesday nights - at 9 p.m. ET beginning April 9 and concluding April 30. The series will also be distributed across Golf's international platforms, airing in more than 60 countries worldwide.

ITV has commissioned hit quiz show Tipping Point for a further two years, with a total order of 354 episodes from producers Fizz, the entertainment arm of RDF.
Hosted by Ben Shephard and currently in its eighth season, Tipping Point will return with 330 regular episodes and 24 of its prime-time variation Tipping Point Lucky Stars – across 2018 and 2019.
This will be the fifth series of Lucky Stars, which has to date welcomed over 100 celebrities and raised nearly half a million pounds for charity.
To accommodate production of the super-sized order Fizz will film the new episodes at Bristol's expansive Bottle Yard Studios, with the production teams based out of RDF West's Bristol offices.
The iconic Tipping Point machine is already being assembled in an 8,000 sq ft studio at The Bottle Yard. Control rooms and all backstage elements of production will also be based at the Studios.
A game of knowledge, skill and tactics, Tipping Point is centred around a machine filled with counters worth thousands of pounds.
The series continues to dominate its weekday 4pm slot, frequently attracting up to 3 million viewers and well over 25% shares. The current run has peaked at just over 2.9 million viewers with a 32% share..

BYUtv has acquired "Splatalot," a medieval-themed game show with new hosts from "Studio C," Stacey Harkey and Tori Pence, set to premiere on Monday, April 2 at 6:30pm MT/8:30pm ET.
"These acquisitions are just the beginning of where BYUtv is heading with fresh, innovative and diverse shows," said Michael Dunn, managing director of BYUtv. "Adding new series like 'Hetty Feather,' 'Splat-A-Lot' and 'Painting the Town with Eric Dowdle,' exemplifies our commitment to programming that will connect families through unique entertainment experiences in several genre's including period dramas, game shows and unscripted series. We will continue to provide viewing experiences that will encourage our audience to 'see the good in the world'."
Acquired from Distribution 360, a division of Canadian production company marblemedia, new hosts, "Studio C's" Stacey Harkey and Tori Pence, will provide commentary as groups of teenagers and the Defenders fight against the clock while they compete in this medieval themed game show that features a large, extreme obstacle course and three rounds of competitions.
Splatalot originally aired on YTV for two seasons in 2011 with hosts Jason Agnew & Matt Chin. Season 1 aired on Nickelodeon in 2012.

Time for a Gamestop Game break. When any live online quiz causes technical difficulties, they always ask Can You.....Sqramble This?

Hint: Hamilton.

Ponder on that after a Google play music interlude because for the second time in a row......

Prepare for a maximum of madness. Prepare.....for a madness of Madison. Prepare......for Madi2TheMax-imum March Madness.  Our Match Game mistress of impressionism is remembering Coco.  Since it won at least one Oscar, here's Madi to pay tribute to it.

I must now reveal to you the answer: 

That's about 2 combo meals at a fast food joint. 

This.....just in. Trivia Trap, the short lived 1984-85 game show is getting a board game of its own. Imagination Games is negotiating the rights to the Bob Eubanks hosted-program.....

Holy Settlers of Catan Batfink, It's.....

The Lightning Rant. 90 seconds to talk about why Steve Harvey can replace GSN shows starting from.................


GSN unveiled 3 hours of classics and when it was slashed to 2, Steve Harvey stepped in. Idiotest was done with the 4th season and Harvey stepped in. What does it mean to GSN? Well, the ratings books can tell you right away that Steve Harvey and his Feud will destroy any show on the schedule......the moment when a show isn't doing too well. Look at Divided and Emogenius. They tried in prime time......and failed. What does that mean? Well, lots of complaints about why they should get more classic variety on GSN should lesser Steve, but the execes at the network aren't buying it. If GSN wants even more Steve to cover the afternoon hours and morning hours, it'll turn into a 24-hour Steve Harvey network. That's not gonna happen. What GSN should do is expand the classics on Saturday night to 5 hours and cut back on the Harvey shows with GSN programming we haven't seen in a long time and give back the glory GSN once had in 1994.

That's it for this week. Today's consolation prize is a box of Lucky Charms. If you'll excuse me, I have to catch the leprechaun that stole the box. 

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.