Friday, September 27, 2013

GTK Overtime #4: Wait just a second....

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

Me: Hey everyone. It's overtime. A build up to the weekend and a bright spot to end the month. The new Minute to Win It recently shrinked to one airing starting next week. How did they make a show go bad. Here are 5 things why the show isn't getting along.

1. Who picked Apolo?
The NBC version had a chef. GSN wanted an athelete. Why him? Because he didn't feel over the top and thinks he's the one who meets people you don't know at a party. His DWTS success should've made him feel on the peacock network, but instead ended up on the network for games. Here are some other possible candidates had Apolo not hosted.

-Missy Franklin, swimmer
-Aly Raisman, Gymnast
-Picabo Street, Skier
-Shaun White, snowboarder

They can have his job, but not Apolo. He made himself a ringmaster and that brings us to.....

2. That Darn catchphrase.
The saying "Every....Second....Counts" prior to a start of a stunt definitely gets on your nerves every.....single....time. It's so annoying than what Carrie Ann did on 1 vs. 100. Even my friend David Downs can't stand the tension, so he decides not to watch it anymore.

3. Tuesdays are #Apolidays, but what about Sundays?
Having a show on opposite "The Chase" when the latter arrived made viewers tune in to something else. It looked as if the #Apoliday thing wasn't working out. If they were to move it to Sundays, it would've worked the whole thing out. I mean, Sundays are a good day and speaking of Tuesdays.....

4. 2 new shows is an eternity.
Out of 40 programs in its first season, they showed 2 new shows a week. If you put it that way, it takes up 3/4 of the entire calendar year. Well not exactly. Over 20 shows were aired so far and with less than 20 to go with the new one-a-week plan, I may predict it'll get sent to the weekend graveyard.

5. 2012 Pyramid syndrome.
Last year, a new version of "The Pyramid" felt viewers trapped in the 80's and went away after 1 season. This year, they felt trapped in the NBC version and with a source telling them to shut the whole thing down, there's no denying that a track record with remakes of popular NBC shows can't hold a candle to their original versions.

That'll put the brakes on Overtime. Next week, we begin a new month of GSN The Know for you. So until then, Play on playas.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Could you me give a second....or a million seconds?

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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: Oh yes I am, welcome ot our little blog here. Fall is in the air and we sneeze into the first period. Hilty's here. Go to it.
Family Feud took up 1-7, but Chain Reaction got 8 and 9 with Feud taking the last spot. Now the ones who couldn't suffer from hay fever.
Whammy! kicked it off first and then came Baggage and DED. Ohno's minute came in and Match Game was next in line and $100 Pyramid went after. A late airing of "The Chase" came in and sandwiched between P+ was Family Feud & Baggage. That's the first period. Time to take a flu shot.

With school in full swing, it's time to find out who got the cap & gown and who got the dunce cap. It's the Yay & Yawn of the month.

The Yay: NY Post praising "The Chase." See last week.

The Yawn: GSN getting "Skin Wars" and everybody reacted to it. Pray It'll definitely be an utter failure.

Chicken soup is in the microwave in a plastic bowl, so we have to get it and after that, New GSN changes to October. You'll see why next.

(song fades out)
We return now with a couple of schedule changes to October.

First, The Harvey Afternoon shift didn't last very long as Karn & O' Hurley brought them back for a welcome reception.What about MTWI? Well, the Ohno version brought it down to one....just one airing, because they couldn't cooperate with the way things go.

Going old sschool now, we take a look at the history of Alex trebek's mustache and how it evolved over the years. By the way, his 'stache didn't get shaved off until 2001.

Whammy!'s own Todd Newton will be part of the Hub Network's halloween bash this year. Bailee Madison and Laura Marano will also be presenters as well.

And sticking with Todd, he did TPIR Live in Oregon this past Monday.

The 2nd intermission presented by is underway and gospel singer Tamela Mann form "Meet The Browns" has this.....

And let's take us to the 3rd period.

We have the debut of "moments To live by" in which we take classic or current moments from GSn alums or something related to the network and watch it to apply to your life. This moment comes to us from "The Million Second Quiz." If I were to read the entire rulebook, I would confuse you, but no need to figure out the stories from their experience except Andrew Kravis who overtook Ken Jennings, aka "The Master" of GSN Live fame to get out of the overglass and break that record. Here now is your moment to live by.

And the hourglass has ran empty. Today's blog was sponsored by The conestants after the Million Second Quiz. They've got more horror stories than Stephen King combined.

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.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Coming Attractions!!""

On the next GSN the know..... -We rinse in the ratings.... -We spit out news stories.... -And we gargle at a new segment. Join us for GSN The Know. It'll be a mouthwash.