Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The White out Blues

Today's blog is dedicated to the memory of Jim Williams, a dear friend of Game Show Garbage. May he rest in peace.

Stephanie Panisello: From Coast to Coast, Shore to Shore, Border to Border and beyond the far reaches of our galaxy's solar system, it's time to go all the way live on....

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

Me: Thank you Stephanie Panisello, my uber and lyft driver and we got a lift to our destination: Game show Live! As live as it gets, as live as it happens and as live whenever you feel like it.

Today's program is presented this month by Edible Arrangements. What I have is a Berry Chocolate Bouquet dipped Pineapple and Banana. Voted Best arrangement of 2017, this selection has 5 sizes starting at $87 and you can get that on the website or at a store near you. The fare is paid and we're here. Let's start with:

     The Opening Toss-Up story.

Turning 60....and still turning letters, Vanna White made Wheel of Fortune what it was since she came in 1982. She's a knitter, wears fancy dresses and played a greek goddess.....once. One source is Closer magazine says "Age is only a number, It’s really about how you feel.” And it is true.

The TV icon also told the publication that she’s looking to keep the celebration as low-key as possible.
“I’m not one who likes to celebrate my birthday. I never was,” she said. “I remember for my 40th I went to bed early and just watched movies with my kids! So I may go away for the weekend to a spa or resort to just chill. I’m doing nothing; is that terrible?”
One thing that is keeping White busy lately is empty nest syndrome. Her youngest daughter, Gigi Santo Pietro, moved away to attend college in 2015, leaving White unable to cope with her new life.
“I’d go to her room and into her closet to smell her clothes, lie on her bed and cry. I took it hard,” admitted White.

Even though White tried to pose nude for Playboy, but turned it down, she is also involved with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “I’ve gotten more involved with charities, and I like helping other people.” So happy 60th, Vanna. Keep turning them letters.

This Friday on Livewire!,  one DWTS couple sitting in a tree, D-A-N-C-I-N-G.....but there's more to it.  all on Livewire!  Catch it here!

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They say it's a thin line between lobe & hate. But in the world of game shows, it's a thin line between.........Yay & Yawn.

The Yay: Rachel Lindsay. She made Bachelorette history and will make it soon.

The Yawn: Nick Cannon leaving AGT. Who will fill Nick's place now that he's gone?

Red light means we must stop for a break. After this, Buzzr goes in a scheduling snafu, but how? That's on the way, but first...

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It's time for a new segment called.......Tenspot.

From  the archives of Buzzr, we give you 10 moments in game show history. Today, the top 10 moments of Tom Poston on Super Password.

Welcome back to Game Show Live! We have a 1990's fashion show all set up in our studio today. Don't miss that, but first....

Buzzr seems to have an interesting scheduling change. Here's why. This week had these changes:

 Tuesday Feb 28
8:00 PM Let's Make a Deal
8:30 PM Let's Make a Deal
9:00 PM Tattletales
9:30 PM Tattletales
10:00 PM Press Your Luck
10:30 PM Press Your Luck

Wednesday Mar 1
8:00 PM Let's Make a Deal
8:30 PM Let's Make a Deal
9:00 PM Tattletales
9:30 PM Tattletales
10:00 PM Super Password
10:30 PM Super Password

PYL leaves the 10 eastern slot and Super Password comes in to replace it. What is going on here? Well, it's because they're adding extra SP shows. MG and Feud get slimmed down a lot. No word on when the changes will take place. And there's this if you want to see it.

Million dollars's on MTV.

MTV’s new reality gameshow series Stranded With a Million Dollars (premiering tonight at 10p) sees 10 contestants who are total strangers left on an island with, yup, you guessed it $1million.
Those cast members that manage to survive for 40 days get to keep the cash, but there’s a twist. During their stay they have to buy supplies to keep alive and give themselves shelter.

And these items are seriously expensive, like $10,000 for a machete, $30,000 for a tent, and $1,000 for a bottle of water. So during their time on the island they have to decide between them how best to spend — or save — their cash, so they have as much left over as possible for whoever manages to survive.

What makes it even more difficult is that every purchase needs be made by vote, with a majority needed to go through with it.
There are also ‘Temptations’, where individuals get the chance to use the group’s cash to buy personal things. This is obviously a massive recipe for conflict.

Who knew Alex Trebek had swagga?  This past week on Jeopardy!, a category was called "Let's Rap, Kids!" and this moment was filed under ROFLMAO. Have a look.

Ya heard me?

Remember Heroes of Cosplay? Well, Syfy is getting back into the cosplay game. The world's most innovative cosplayers go head to head each week in Syfy's new transformation competition series COSPLAY MELEE - an epic showdown of creativity, eye popping costumes and one of a kind characters. Premiering on Tuesday, March 21 at 10/9c, the hour-long battle is hosted by actress and self-described "super fan girl" Yvette Nicole Brown ("The New Edition Story," "Community") and executive produced by Jay Peterson and Todd Lubin of Matador Content ("Lip Sync Battle").
Each week, four world class cosplayers compete to create not only intricate full-body costumes - but fully-formed characters that they must bring to life through their own realistic performance. Guiding and critiquing them are a panel of judges including world class cosplayer LeeAnna Vamp, and A-list costume creator, Christian Beckman ("The Hunger Games," "TRON: Legacy"). At the end of every episode, the winner will walk away with $10,000 ... and the right to claim cosplay supremacy.

"Cosplay is passion, artistry, engineering and theater all rolled into one," said Heather Olander, Senior Vice President, Alternative Development and Production at USA/Syfy. "At the intersection of the maker world and fandom, the incredible artists of COSPLAY MELEE will blow your minds with their transformational creations."

"As a huge fan of the creativity cosplayers bring to their craft, nothing makes me happier than having a front row seat for the amazing creations set to hit the COSPLAY MELEE runway," said host Brown. "These talented artists are going to shine!"
Best known for her roles on NBC's "Community" and having recently starred in "The New Edition Story," Brown began her television career on "Girlfriends" and currently stars as Dani on the reboot of "The Odd Couple." Previous film credits include "Little Black Book," "Tropic Thunder," "Meet Dave," "Dreamgirls" and more. Brown can also be seen peeking through prosthetic makeup as one of the Three Fates in the Percy Jackson sequel "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" and has lent her voice for several characters on the big and small screens, including roles on "Family Guy," "Pound Puppies" and, most recently, "Yellowbird."

Here's a little Mexican flair for you: Celebrated chef and restaurateur Aarón Sánchez will join Chefs Gordon Ramsay and Christina Tosi as the third judge throughout Season Eight of the hit culinary competition series MASTERCHEF, premiering Summer 2017.

A James Beard Award-winning chef, Sánchez is chef/owner of Mexican restaurant Johnny Sánchez, with locations in New Orleans and Baltimore. He co-starred on "Chopped" and "Chopped Junior," and is the author of two cookbooks - "Simple Food, Big Flavor: Unforgettable Mexican-Inspired Recipes from My Kitchen to Yours" and "La Comida del Barrio." An active philanthropist, Sánchez launched his own charity, the Aarón Sánchez Scholarship Fund, empowering aspiring chefs from the Latin community to attend culinary school. An avid tattoo lover, he also is a partner in the world-famous ink shop "Daredevil Tattoo" in New York City.

Sánchez was a guest judge on Season Seven of MASTERCHEF and also will be featured in upcoming episodes of MASTERCHEF JUNIOR Season Five, airing Thursdays (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

March 9 has a Primal Scream Fox has on their own. On the all-new comedic competition series KICKING & SCREAMING, debuting Thursday, March 9 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, 10 pampered novices pack their bags for the jungles of Fiji, to face the wild with 10 survivalists and compete for a grand prize of $500,000. From executive producer Matt Kunitz ("Wipeout," "Fear Factor"), in association with Lionsgate Television, and hosted by Hannah Simone (NEW GIRL), the series drops these unlikely duos into the South Pacific, where they must work together in every way possible to overcome dangerous animals, raging rivers, hunger and extreme weather. To win the competition, THE EXPERTS will have to drag their partners, KICKING & SCREAMING, to the finish line.

KICKING & SCREAMING is a new competition series that teams 10 expert survivalists with pampered partners to face the toughest challenges of their lives.

From executive producer Matt Kunitz ("Wipeout," "Fear Factor"), in association with Lionsgate Television, and hosted by Hannah Simone (NEW GIRL), the series drops these unlikely duos into a tropical jungle in Fiji, where they must overcome dangerous animals, raging rivers, hunger and extreme weather.

While these no-nonsense survivalists are accustomed to fending for themselves, there's one thing for which none of their previous expeditions has prepared them: their teammates, who think "glamping" is roughing it. Among them are a former beauty pageant winner, a model and a professional gamer. To win the competition, and a cash prize of $500,000, THE EXPERTS will have to drag their partners, KICKING & SCREAMING, to the finish line.

Produced by Pulse Creative's Matt Kunitz, in association with Lionsgate, KICKING & SCREAMING is created by Kunitz, David Shumsky and Mark Harris, and executive-produced by Kunitz and Anthony Dominici. Rebecca Shumsky Quinn developed the project and is a co-executive producer, along with Shumsky and Harris.

Now for some fun.  Can you....Sqramble This?

Hint: Rose had a Fiesta of Orange in a Sugar Bowl.  We'll give you the answer after this Google play Music Interlude from......Lindsey Stirling. It's the last one in her appreciation month and we're going out with a bang!

Before we can even get to the answer, here's something you'll see next month on Game Show Live!

Prepare for a maximum of madness. Prepare.....for a madness of Madison. Prepare......for Madi2TheMax-imum March Madness.

All the impression videos, DIY projects and parodies all from the Match Game mistress of impressionism Madison Brunoehler alias Madi2TheMax. Game Show Live! and Livewire! will cover her videos. So get fired up for Madi2theMax-imum March madness, all next month on Game Show Live! Get Lit! And keep smiling!

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After much conference, we finally got the answer:

If you don't like Saturdays in the South, then you don't like college football. Born to be an SEC fan and will stay that way.

Newsflash: Our Game Show Live! Bonus Round Blonde bombshell Christa Nannos had a birthday yesterday. So what did we do to help?

Play one of her parodies, of course. Here's a good one.

They say good love is hard to find.....but.....

most dates end in a disaster. Introducing.....

Relationship Disasters. A month of disastrous TV shows involving dating.
Today's relationship disaster: Mr. Personality. Let's all pretend that Alexa Bliss wants to go on a dream date with a lucha libre wrestler. Mr. personality did just that. Hayley Arp tries to find true love from 20 bachelors. But here's where the line gets drawn from here on out. all 20 bachelors.....are wearing masks. That's right. Each man is disguised throughout the dating process, keeping his looks hidden behind a rather scary-looking mask. While she does not see the appearances of the men she is dating, viewers do. As the series progresses, the woman ultimately narrows her choice to one man. Good thing the loser didn't get slammed by AJ Styles. To make matters worse, it only ran 1 season and lasted only 5 episodes. And to make even matters worse: Monica Lewinsky. Yes, the girl who was involved in Clinton's presidency as host. Mr. Personality may be a wrestler, but on TV, he's a ....

Relationship Disaster.

That's it for this week. Today's consolation prize is a lunch or dinner for 2 certificate to.....
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Try their signature cruisers like the Roasted Filet Mignon or the grilled cheese sandwich. There's the Not your average sloppy Joe and the Spicy Yankee. Plus, try their all new Buzz Berry Lemonade. It'll make Beyoncé wish you'd blush....but that's just none of my business. Crusin Cuisine, 4011 Hwy 17 South, N. Myrtle Beach, SC. Offical after show hangout of Sqrambled Scuares.
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, February 18, 2017

What's Up Ahead.....

On the next Game Show Live!.....

-Nifty Nifty, look who's 60?
-Buzzr scheduling snafu?
-And one last relationship disaster. 

It's all the way live on Game Show Live! Cash me outside, how bow dah?

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A Choice of Idols

Stephanie Panisello: From Coast to Coast, Shore to Shore, Border to Border and beyond the far reaches of our galaxy's solar system, it's time to go all the way live on....

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

Me: Thank you Stephanie Panisello, and we say hello to  Game show Live! As live as it gets, as live as it happens and as live whenever you feel like it.

Today's program is presented this month by Edible Arrangements. If you still need a Valentine's day gift, there's still time. Head on over to and get your gift your honey missed out on yesterday. So with that plug, let's turn off Adele's new album and turn on the live goodness. Kicking things off......

    The Opening Toss-Up story.

When Fox took away American Idol for good, all of America had to breathe.....but then this happened.

Less than a year after its 15-season run ended on Fox, American Idol may be returning to television — on NBC.
Per Variety, which first broke the news, Fremantle Media — which produces Idol — pitched Peacock execs a revival of the long-running singing competition. NBC is said to be seriously considering the idea, and, according to Variety, could cut The Voice down from two cycles a year to one to make room for it.

Following a Summer 2002 debut season that averaged 12 million total viewers, Idol at its zenith (Season 5) was pulling north of 30 million viewers and as 12.0+ demo rating. Its farewell (or “farewell”) run on Fox averaged 9.1 million viewers and a 2.2 rating.
At the Television Critics Association press tour last year, Idol‘s longtime host Ryan Seacrest didn’t rule out the possibility of a revival. “When you’ve got a franchise that has this kind of heritage and you’ve got a franchise that generates X amount of millions of people, if it sustains, does that mean it’s the end?” he said. “I’m not so sure.”

If only ABC swapped SYTYCD from Fox.

Let's just take a break. And I don't mean break as in what happens when you drop your bowling trophy. Up next, Survivor is changing. Really.  That's on the way, but first...

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If you ever wanted to get back at your exes, here's something I'll know you'll enjoy.

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Stephanie Panisello: Wreck Room, 3796 Rollins Avenue next to the Grimsborough Xscape Room.

Welcome back to Game Show Live! Later, someone here from Gradius Airlines will talk about why this pilot got kicked out of a flight for ranting about Trump and what you should do to avoid getting kicked out.

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 But let's talk Survivor first. CBS announced today the 20 castaways who will compete against each other on SURVIVOR, when the Emmy Award-winning series returns for its 34th season with a special two-hour premiere, Wednesday, March 8 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Notably, the season premiere marks the 500th episode of the series.
"When we started this adventure, I don't think anybody would have predicted we'd still be going strong 17 years later!" said host and executive producer Jeff Probst. "I'm as enthusiastic as ever and love the relationship we have with our audience. I think SURVIVOR fans are really going to enjoy this season."

In the summer of 2000, the premiere of SURVIVOR introduced a mentally challenging, physically demanding and strategically complex adventure series to television. This spring's edition, themed "Game Changers," will feature 20 returning castaways who helped evolve the game even further by launching an accelerated level of competition and proven willingness to risk it all in order to become the Sole Survivor. These castaways who have made some of the biggest moves in the history of the game will be divided into two groups of 10 and forced to compete against each other with the same ultimate goal: to outwit, outplay and outlast each other. The show, filmed in the Mamanuca Islands in Fiji, is hosted by Emmy Award winner Jeff Probst.

The following are the 20 returning castaways, including the previously announced two-time winner Sandra Diaz-Twine; fan-favorites Cirie Fields, Ciera Easton and Tai Trang; challenge dominator Ozzy Lusth; Cagayan winner Tony Vlachos; Millennial stand-out Michaela Bradshaw; and Caleb Reynolds, who was medically evacuated from his earlier season.

"Mana" Tribe
- Michaela Bradshaw (Fort Worth, TX; Millennials vs. Gen X)
- Aubry Bracco (Cambridge, MA; Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty)
- Sandra Diaz-Twine (Fayetteville, NC; Pearl Islands/Heroes vs. Villains)
- Ciera Eastin (Salem, OR; Second Chances/Blood vs. Water)
- Malcolm Freberg (Hermosa Beach, CA; Philippines/Caramoan)
- Hali Ford (San Francisco; White, Blue, No Collar)
- Caleb Reynolds (Hopkinsville, KY; Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty)
- Jeff Varner (High Point, NC; Australia/Second Chances)
- Tony Vlachos (Jersey City, NJ; Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty)

"Nuku" Tribe
- Andrea Boehlke (New York City; Redemption Island; Caramoan)
- Brad Culpepper (Tampa; Blood vs. Water)
- Sierra Dawn-Thomas (Roy, UT; White, Blue, No Collar)
- Cirie Fields (Norwalk, CT; Panama; Micronesia; Heroes vs. Villains)
- Sarah Lacina (Marion, IA; Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty)
- Oscar "Ozzy" Lusth (Venice, CA; Cook Islands, Micronesia, South Pacific)
- Zeke Smith (Brooklyn; Millennials vs. Gen X)
- James "JT" Thomas (Mobile, AL; Tocantins; Heroes vs. Villains)
- Tai Trang (San Francisco; Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty)
- Debbie Wanner (Reading, PA; Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty)

Ring around the rosey, a pocketful of....answers?

This Morning presenter Phillip Schofield has landed his very own new ITV game show called 5 Gold Rings, and it's coming this year.
The interactive game will put two teams up against each other over five rounds, with one team winning up to £25,000 and the other will leaving with nothing – and it's all decided using five gold rings.

The teams must answer questions by placing gold rings onto a large image displayed under their feet on a huge circular LED floor.

So for example, if the picture is a map of the world with the question, 'Where is the highest mountain on earth?' teams have to place a gold ring on the image where they think the answer is.

If it's correct, teams can keep their ring – the name of the game is to keep the three French hens five gold rings as once players have lost them all, it's game over.

And good news for competitive viewers – you'll be able to play along by downloading the 5 Gold Rings app, which will allow you to answer the same questions as the contestants in the studio and see how your scores match up with other players across the country.

"I love the whole concept of this show. It's such a simple idea. The longer you stay in the game, the smaller the rings get," Phillip Schofield said.
"It looks amazing and anyone of any age can play. I can't wait to get started!"

On your marks, let's start, the family......Chase? Yes, that's right, ITV has commissioned ITV Studios’ Potato to produce The Family Chase, a new version of the hit game show The Chase that has aired in more than ten countries worldwide.

Each episode of The Family Chase looks on as a different family tries to stay one step ahead of the chaser for the chance to win a cash prize. Contestants must answer a series of general-knowledge questions in order to get ahead. The six-episode show is due to debut on ITV later this year.

The Family Chase was commissioned by Helen Warner, with Potato’s Michael Kelpie, Martin Scott and Helen Tumbridge serving as executive producers. The format is distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.

Michael Kelpie, the managing director at Potato, commented: “Bringing four family members together to face the chaser brings a whole new dynamic to the most successful game show currently on TV. They know each other’s strengths and weaknesses, they’ve discussed a strategy beforehand, but of course that can all mean nothing when they go face-to-face against one of the U.K.’s finest quiz brains.”

He added: “The Family Chase compliments both the daytime weekday and celebrity prime-time shows. With even more fun and banter between [host] Bradley [Walsh], chasers and the families, it still delivers all the core values that has made The Chase a firm favorite with the viewers.”  No word yet on when GSN will have it. For real.

No apes here. Apple is producing a new TV game show called “Planet of the Apps”. Its concept revolves around app developers and their struggles in the industry. The main concept of the show is to give app developers a chance to pitch their work to a jury of four celebrity entrepreneurs. The jury consists of Jessica Alba,, Gwyneth Paltrow and Gary Vaynerchuk. New Zealand-based DJ Zane Lowe will host.

If the jury decides that the app has potential, one of them could tutor the developer and help them prepare the software for investors. Then comes the final step, in which the developers have to present their idea to investors. And successful apps will not only earn millions of dollars in capital, but also featured placement in the App Store.

The show will be available through Apple Music on Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, PC and Mac. There is no solid release date just yet, but Eddy Cue, Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services at Apple, said it will be launching “in the spring”.  See GSN, you tried that new show "Breaking App" didn't work. Guess whose laughing now, people?

America might still have talent, but Nick Cannon will no longer be overseeing it.
The “Drumline” actor, who has hosted NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” for the past eight seasons, announced in a lengthy Facebook post Monday that he would not be returning to the reality competition series.

Cannon made the decision to exit the franchise amid controversy over a racially charged joke he told in his recent Showtime stand-up special “Stand Up, Don’t Shoot.” According to Cannon, executives at NBC believed he “disparaged the brand” and later threatened to terminate his contract.

“After days of deliberating over some extremely disappointing news that I was being threatened with termination by Executives because of a comedy special that was only intended to bring communities closer together, I was to be punished for a joke,” he wrote on Instagram and Facebook. “This has weighed heavy on my spirit. It was brought to my attention by my ‘team’ that NBC believed that I was in breach of contract because I had disparaged their brand. In my defense, I would ask how so? Or is this just another way to silence and control an outspoken voice who often battles the establishment.”

In his stand-up special, which premiered on Showtime Friday, Cannon reportedly riffs on his experience hosting “America’s Got Talent” and how the series has changed his core fanbase.

“I find myself in a dark place having to make a decision that I wish I didn’t have to, but as a man, an artist, and a voice for my community, I will not be silenced, controlled or treated like a piece of property,” he continued in the post. “There is no amount of money worth my dignity or my integrity. I have loved hosting AMERICAS GOT TALENT for the last 8 seasons, watching talented, brave, and courageous Americans accomplish their dreams in front of millions has been nothing but a joy, and everyone has been a pleasure to work with but my soul won’t allow me to be in business with corporations that attempt to frown on freedom of speech, censor artists, and question cultural choices.”

Barely a day after the host appeared to quit the competition show, NBC executives are keeping their fingers crossed that he’ll be back, according to TMZ.
While Cannon’s rant certainly doesn’t look promising for the chance he’ll return when production for the show starts next month, the execs are holding off on looking for a replacement host. My money is on Jerry Springer.

On a more lighter note......

After 33 seasons and years of mounting criticism, ABC has finally cast a black lead for it’s hit television show The Bachelorette.
Rachel Lindsay, a 31-year-old attorney from Texas and current contestant on The Bachelor, will be announced as the next Bachelorette on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday night, the Reality Steve website first reported. The news follows years of criticism over its lack of diversity.

Channing Dungey, the network’s entertainment president and first black woman to run a broadcast entertainment division, said that producers needed to start with booking more diverse candidates from the beginning of the series.

"It’s worked very well for us because the audiences feel really engaged [in choosing] that candidate" she said at the 2016 Television Critics Association's summer press tour. "What we’d like to do is broaden that. We need to increase the pool of diverse candidates in the beginning. That is something we really want to put some effort and energy toward."
An industry insider close to the show told Vulture that ABC didn’t mind spoiling Lindsey’s current run on The Bachelor as long as they got ahead of websites who work to spoil the show.

This oughta be fun.

And now let's fill in this Family Feud survey from 1991: When you were a small child, name a food whose name you couldn't pronounce.

The #5 answer was.....


The #4 answer was....


The  #3 answer was....

Banana. For #2......


  Do you know the #1 Answer? It'll all be revealed after this Google Play Music Interlude from.....Lindsey Stirling. Her appreciation month continues with......something.

 So what was the top answer? Survey Said.....

All covered with cheese. with a side of parmesan sauce. Oh, and meatballs.

Before we jump into this week's relationship disaster, I wanna check in with your Lip Sync Idiotesters Kristin and Danny for something.......romantic.

They say good love is hard to find.....but.....

most dates end in a disaster. Introducing.....

Relationship Disasters. A month of disastrous TV shows involving dating.
Today's relationship disaster: The Choice. Where do we begin? Well, the first round was ripped off from another reality program, The Voice. To show you what I mean, here's an actual blind audition from the late great Christina Grimmie.
May she rest in peace. Back to the choice. Each celebrity contestant has the length of the possible suitor's time (about thirty seconds) to decide if he or she is interested in going out with that person. Each celebrity contestant must select three people to choose to be on their team (celebrities who have already selected their three potential dates still have to wait until after the contestant has finished giving their first impression to see them). The contestants turn their chairs to signify that they are interested in going out with that person; if two or more of the celebrity contestants want the same person (as happens frequently), the prospective date has the final choice of which celebrity they would be most interested in going out with.
The second phase of the competition is the speed dating round, in which the celebrities find out more about their three potential dates. The male and female contestants are rotated to meet each other and have usually around fifteen seconds to ask questions about the other person. At the end of each interval, the individual celebrity contestant's chair is turned around to signal the next two participants to start their interview. At the end of the round, each celebrity must eliminate one contestant.
The third and final round involves the two remaining contestants (who are brought out one at a time) being asked a single question, in which they give their opinion about a particular topic relating to their interests, families or personal lives. After both contestants have given their answer, the celebrity contestant's chair is turned to allow them to make the decision about who they are most interested in dating, each celebrity then must come onstage to reveal to the host, audience and the remaining contestants, which of the two they have chosen to go out on a date with.
Oh, and Cat Deeley was there for the ride, but alas, it was just one season in 2012. But Cat still does it on SYTYCD. But it was a wise choice to make it a....

Relationship Disaster.

That's it for this week. Today's consolation prize is  a free lesson from Epic Dance Battle Studios. Come get served at Epic Dance Battle studios and see NappyTabs for new lessons of the week. Epic Dance Battle Studios, right next to the Paintball shoppe on Northwest Parkway.
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, February 11, 2017

What's up ahead......

On the next Game Show Live!.....

-American Idol returning? 
-Survivor changes the game....
-And another relationship disaster.

It's all the way live on Game Show Live! Cash me outside, how bow dah?

Friday, February 10, 2017

Livewire! 2/10

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

Livewire! Yesterday's headlines today. Brought to you by....

13-year old girls. Trust us, nothing says "Cash me outside, how bow day?" And punching somebody on a flight than a teen who used to be on a talk show. 

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

Me: Thank you Madi2theMax, welcome to Livewire! It's close to Valentine's Day and for the fancy dinner our newsroom has set up, we've hired actress Meghan Ashley to provide classical harp for us while our dinner is caterered by Seasons 52 Steakhouse. But we're here to spread the love of game shows, so let's go on a romantic journey to Game show news.....with sass.

The Truth about Animal instincts

Anthony Anderson wants to talk to the animals. Sorta. Animal Planet hired him to do a new talk show entitled "Animal Nation" in which the guests....have animals. Imagine what Jack Hanna will bring to this new talk show.

A very mad beast!

File this under breaking andf entering. Mark Labett aka The Beast once snuck in BBC rival quiz Pointless. He has even admitted that host Bradley Walsh has snuck inside the BBC show, co-hosted by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman, to snoop on their rivals, according to Woman’s Own.
Mark, 51, added: “If the Pointless set falls apart, the screws are not in my pocket!” No word yet on when Brooke Burns will have him counseling.

Ben and Lauren have broken up despite "fake news" rumors. But why?

Higgins bashed "fake news" and said he's "extremely lucky" to share his life with Bushnell in the caption of a sweet Instagram photo he posted of the couple just last week. Life & Style reported, however, the reality TV stars have indeed broken off their engagement and split despite the united front. 

"Ben and Lauren's relationship has been crumbling since before the holiday season, and now they have officially called it quits," a source told Life & Style. "It's only a matter of time before they announce it." 

So what went wrong? After all, Higgins, 28, and Bushnell, 27, appeared very happy together on their Freeform spinoff Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After?

"They couldn't agree on many life decisions," the source explained. "Ben was constantly trying to make Lauren love life in Colorado, and Lauren couldn't stand it. She missed LA and wanted to move back, but knew that wasn't an option." 

Bushnell is a former flight attendant who began blogging once she moved in with Higgins in Denver, where the former Bachelor holds down a steady day job in software sales. 

"They had been putting on a front for months, pretending to be happy for the [Happily Ever After?] show, and Lauren got sick of it," the insider said. "She got sick of sitting at home being an 'almost housewife' to Ben." 

Higgins and Bushnell were set to wed in a televised special for ABC, but once the bride-to-be got the ball rolling on wedding plans, an overwhelmed Higgins got cold feet and eventually called the wedding off much to Bushnell's dismay. Higgins wanted to get to know Bushnell better before they took the big leap of getting married. 

"Lauren wishes she could have found her happily ever after," the insider told Life & Style, "but she's thankful she didn't air a fake wedding to the whole world." 

Bushnell, however, captioned an engagement photo of herself with Higgins two days ago, "We ain't perfect but we tryin'." 
Well, at least they both tried.

Mike Adamle, the same guy who blessed us all with American Gladiators in the 1990s, is having a dementia diagnosis. He may also have possible CTE. Pray for him, won't you?

And now....

Something you Already know.

The weddings of Trista Rehn (the 1st Bachelorette), Jason Mesnick (13th Bachelor), Ashley Hebert (the 7th Bachelorette), and Sean Lowe (the 17th Bachelor) were broadcast as television specials. Rehn's vow-renewal ceremony upon her 10-year anniversary was also broadcast.

And that's....

Something you Already know.

And we segue into...

So Impressed! with Madi2TheMax. Since Valentine's day is days away, we thought Madi would do Disney characters doing romantic movie quotes. Please show your love if you can, for....our very own Match Game mistress of impressionism, ....Madi2theMax!

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Thanks Madi. I heart you very much.

That's all for now, but remember one thing:  don't ever sneak in to a rival or sister quiz show without a permission slip. Because the police will escort you out of here. And that's not fun. So until next time and all the on playas. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

An Old School type of match

Stephanie Panisello: From Coast to Coast, Shore to Shore, Border to Border and beyond the far reaches of our galaxy's solar system, it's time to go all the way live on....

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

Me: Thank you Stephanie Panisello, my Lady Elaine Fairchild in the neighborhood of Game Shows and we're reached the destination on the trolley to Game show Live! As live as it gets, as live as it happens and as live whenever you feel like it.

Today's program is presented this month by Edible Arrangements. If you got more than $50 in your pocket, you'll get a delicious fruit bouquet. Perfect for your boss, your sweetheart or your In-laws. Trust me, you'll get it at an Edible Arrangements store or at its website. Time to pull the strings as we begin with....

   The Opening Toss-Up story.

Old School Game shows. They have stood the test of time in reruns, but one event on the east coast is doing its thing. Old School Game show. Sure, it may be a game show, but it's a variety show, too. OSGS is a live interactive theatre experience done with all the pageantry and analog style of a 1970's television game show. The show combines elements of pub trivia, variety specials, video shorts, dance numbers,  and comedy sketches to produce a completely unique trivia experience that tests players pop culture acumen.

So.....How do you play?

When you arrive at the show the lovely usher, who takes your ticket, will ask you if you are interested in playing the game (you also have the option of just watching the show, you kinky bastard.) If you would like to play you will receive a name tag and your name will be placed in our official OSGS fishbowl.

 At the beginning of the show 8 contestants will be called up to the stage (Price is Right Style) and divided into two teams to compete in the first round. The winning team of each round will win fun, fabulous prizes and the losing team will be replaced with new contestants.

This continues over several rounds (each one a completely new original category) until the night’s greatest contestants square off against one another, Highlander style, until there is one final Old School Game Show Champion!

It's like Sqrambled Scuares: After Dark ......or not.

There is more....

What would a variety show be without guests?  The Old School Game Show stage has been set on fire by the likes of Boston Music Award Winner Ruby Rose Fox, Boston Rock n’ Roll winners Eddie Japan, horror-rock stalwarts The Evil Streaks, and with guest appearances by members of Boston’s own Sidewalk Driver, Kingsley Flood, Parks and many others.

And who's running the show?

On top of our fabulous special guests Old School Game Show is also a scripted sketch comedy bonanza with recurring characters, wild plot twists, and gratuitous spectacle. Our fabulous character storylines are written by a team of sketch writers made up of some of the best comedy writers in Boston. These kooky characters have had our audiences coming back for more.

Get The Know The Cast here!

And like The Gong Show or LMAD, we got a band.   Fronted by our band leader Chuck Ferriera and stacked with professional musicians like Paul Ahlstrand, Eric Ortiz, Eric Brosius, Jason Raffi, Jonathan Donaldson, and more! Our swinging Old School Game Show band keeps the music flowing and hips bumping with polished tunes that are sure to get the OSGS crew singing and dancing!
So if you're ever in Titletown, please come to the wildest and hippest time warp in the New England area. The site is....

And there's a Facebook page too:

Otherwise, head on south if you're sick of the cold weather to Myrtle Beach, SC for Sqrambled Scuares every Thursday at Barefoot Landing. It doesn't have a band or cast of characters like Chuck Barris did on the Gong Show, but it's pure clean insane fun.

This Friday on Livewire!, The Beast goes all-out. And I mean, all-out.  all on Livewire!  Catch it here!

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And we've reached intermission. Coming up, Match Game takes us all to lunch. Seriously. That's on the way, but first...

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If you're a wrestling fan like a I am, and want to show it at your next event, Have I got a thing for you.

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Welcome back to Game Show Live! Later on in the show,  we look back at the nip slip of Chrissy Teigen using our knew Game Show Live! NYSI telestrator.

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Before we get to that, we got one from the Game Show Live! mailroom. And the real  Skipper Kress chimed in. It reads this:

hello kelly,
read your article.  not bad, but at least, if you are going to have some fun going after an almost 15 year old crappy reality show, please make sure to know that i was never charged with serving a minor.  i'm still in the restaurant business, as you stated in your article, and this false information could possibly affect me and my family in the future.  good luck with your articles, and if you want to know anything else about the show, or how bad it was, feel free to ask.  cheers.
Well, Skipper. We apologize for a mistake we made last week. Even though you're still making tips at a restaurant, you were never charged for serving a minor. The restaurant business is all ages, but it's a hard job. Game Show Live! apologizes in advance for any errors made and will be regretful in the foreseeable future. Stephanie Panisello, where can they send their grievances and praises?
Stephanie Panisello: Well Pierre, if you want to ask Pierre anything and everything, please send it to the email address below or write it via snail mail to:
1711 ALLY MAQUE DRIVE, Ste. 101
Be sure to include a self addressed Stamped envelope when you write. Now back to the guy with more Stranger Things than Barb, Pierre Kelly!
Me: Thanks Stephanie. Save Eggo waffles for me, won't you? Alright on with the show.
I'm not <BLANK>ing. GSN has dropped its noon hour (Central time!) of John O'Hurley's Family Feud in favor of another hour of the best game show of all time, Match Game.
That means, you get an extra hour of stars and blanks and Gene. All to go with your lunch date. But, Buzzr is being added to the mix as well. Here's the way it goes....

 2:00AM-4:00AM Buzzr
8:00AM-9:00AM GSN
10:00AM-12:00PM Buzzr
1:00PM-2:00PM GSN
4:00PM-6:00PM Buzzr
It's a <BLANK>-ing flip flop of sorts, but you'll spend all day switching the channel for a star-studded, big money marathon.
Fresh off a stunning Super Bowl halftime show performance, Lady Gaga is set to appear on the season premiere of Logo's Emmy(R) Award-winning competition series, "RuPaul's Drag Race." Logo today announced that the new season will kick off with "Mother Monster" and RuPaul this March.
The season nine premiere event features a shocking opening that will go down as one of the most jaw-dropping moments in "Drag Race" history. Additionally, the premiere event will unveil a court of cut-throat Queens each competing to snatch the crown and strut away with a $100,000 cash prize and the coveted title of "America's Next Drag Superstar." Along the way, they'll face an unpredictable competition and deliver watercooler moments as these talented ladies of drag join the fabulous 100 Queens who fought for the crown before them.

The 13 Queens who will compete in the pop culture phenomenon that has taken the world by its weave include:

· Aja Brooklyn, New York TW: @ajathekween, IG: @ajathekween
· Alexis Michelle New York, New York TW: @AlexisLives, IG: @AlexisLives
· Charlie Hides London, UK TW: @charliehidestv, IG: @charliehidestv
· Eureka O'Hara Johnson City, TN TW: @eurekaohara, IG: @eurekaohara
· Farrah Moan Las Vegas, Nevada TW: @farrahrized, IG: @farrahrized
· Jaymes Mansfield Madison, Wisconsin TW: @JaymesMansfield, IG: @jaymesmansfield
· Kimora Blac Las Vegas, Nevada TW: @kimorablac, IG: @kimorablac
· Nina Bo'nina Brown Atlanta, Georgia TW: @atlsexyslim, IG: @nina_bonina_brown
· Peppermint New York, New York TW: @Peppermint247, IG: @peppermint247
· Sasha Velour Brooklyn, New York TW: @sasha_velour, IG: @sashavelour
· Shea Coulee Chicago, IL TW: @SheaCoulee, IG: @sheacoulee
· Trinity Taylor Orlando, FL TW: @TrinityTheTuck, IG: @trinitythetuck
· Valentina Los Angeles, CA TW: @AllofValentina, IG: @allaboutvalentina
Across the pond comes the return of a program that here in the USA, all we got was Roger lodge and a real-life date with graphics.
'Blind Date' is set to return to television screens before the end of this year.
The classic game show was fronted by the late Cilla Black for almost two decades from 1985 until 2003 but is set to return to be given a reboot over the coming months.

Speaking to The Sun Online, a source said: "'Blind Date' is the original dating show and it's huge news to bring it back.

"It's a classic format that will be rebooted to make it young, sexy and modern. Expect sparks to fly. In an age of Tinder, you have got to earn the right to love on this show."

It's not known who will replace Cilla, who tragically passed away in 2015, as the host just yet.

Bosses are keen to keep some of the "traditional" elements of the previous run but have decided to give it an updated twist to appeal to a "new generation of viewers".

It's expected to run on Friday nights - rather than its traditional Saturday night slot - and will consist of six to eight episodes per series for the first few installments.

The program sees three singletons grilled by a member of the opposite sex in order to find the perfect match without being able to see them. The new couple then pick an envelope with their holiday destination - abroad in the UK - inside.

Channel 5 have bought the rights to the dating show but will have some stiff competition from ITV as it also has 'Take Me Out' and 'Meet The Parents'.
'Blind Date' proved a hit with viewers for years but the plug was pulled in 2003 when Cilla announced she was quitting during a live episode following a drop in ratings.
You don't need the most dramatic rose ceremony to know that Chris Harrison will be welcoming a string of fan-favorite bachelors and bachelorettes from seasons past to compete for the grand prize on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire next week.

Beginning on Monday, February 6, former stars of The Bachelor franchise will test their knowledge and luck by answering questions for Millionaire host Chris Harrison in the hope of winning up to $1 million for charity, E! News reported.

The event will run all week long. Participants will include Chris Soules, Tenley Molzahn, Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth, Ashley Hebert and JP Rosenbaum, and DeAnna Pappas and Stephen Stagliano.

Harrison told E! News that the mini reunion provides him a chance to "not really talk about the Bachelor as much as talk about their life, kind of catch up on what they're doing, and show a different side of them."

"I get to know these people really well, and so it's fun for me to get to show everybody else that side," he continued, "and I think you get to see a little bit more of that on Millionaire obviously when they're not searching for love."

Harrison said the couples who are still together will play together on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

"You would think the couples would have a massive advantage playing together, but it's actually a little more difficult," Harrison said, before revealing which couple did very well in the game.
But.....there's more. Some of the smartest kids in the country will play "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" opposite host Chris Harrison during the second installment this season of Whiz Kids Week, airing MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13-FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017.

Throughout the week, five amazing and talented young minds ages 12-14 will play for the chance to win $1 million: Naman Shah of Peachtree Corners, Georgia; Annie Ostojic of Munster, Indiana; Josh Darrow of Virginia Beach, Virginia; Uma Upamaka of Saint Charles, Missouri; and Charles Horowitz of Weston, Florida.
Let's fill in this Family Feud survey from 1976. Give me another name for the devil.

The #3 answer was....
The #2 Answer was....
Luficer.  Do you know the #1 Answer? It'll all be revealed after this Google Play Music Interlude from.....Lindsey Stirling. Time for more of her on her appreciation month with this.

 So what was the top answer? Survey Said.....

Talk about a devilishly good survey.

They say good love is hard to find.....but.....

most dates end in a disaster. Introducing.....

Relationship Disasters. A month of disastrous TV shows involving dating.
Today's relationship disaster: Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch. VH1 has had a string of dating programs.
Flavor of Love with Flava Flav.
Rock of Love with Brett Michaels.
And now....Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch. Best known for being a controversial NFL player, Chad Johnson wanted a dating show. He got one. The show places him with 85 women to choose from to find love. In the first episode of the show, he eliminated 69 girls. Yes, 69. Don't get it twisted. Fellow NFL Wide Receivers, and Ochocinco's close friends, Bernard "B-Twice" Berrian and Terrell Owens appeared on some episodes offering tips and helping Ochocinco select the girls.
And like any dating show, they go on dates, but it's an NCAA basketball-style tournament to determine the winner. Only one was withdrawn and that was Lisa. The reason: She left the show early because of a family emergency. She has to attend to her grandfather, who is terminally ill with cancer. She is automatically eliminated from the show. The winner was.....Rubi Pazmino. The show, like the XFL and any game show that premiered in 1990 ran for.....just 1 season. If there is a dating show with a WWE on! But you can tell Ochocinco was nothing but a .....

Relationship Disaster.

That's it for this week. Today's consolation prize is  a $25 gift certificate to Sonic The Hedgehog Café. Come in for beer-battered onion rings, the Chaos Emeralds Basket and every sonic game played on every table. Sonic The Hedgehog cafe on the Angel Island shopping center next to Sports Authority.

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.