Saturday, September 26, 2015

Sneaky Peeky

On the next GSN The Know....

-SW: Fresh Paint becomes a series?
-Steampunk'd goes to a nursery....
-And why Idiotest got a 3rd season.

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

Friday, September 25, 2015

Overtime #24: Asleep in the Produce Section

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

Me: And it's Overtime, a little lunchbox filled with GSN goodness. How can a game show have producers? Well, take a format, make it work and if nothing happens....oh, well. But I complied 5 wonderful producers who know how to do it. So get it comes.

5. Chuck Barris

You've all read a book entitled "Controversy Creates Cash," well, Chuck Barris was the one before Eric Bischoff when the creator of both the Dating & Newlywed games did his first & only hosting gig in 1976 creating "The Gong Show." 2 years later, he made "3's a Crowd." Oh, and he used to pose as a CIA agent. That led to a book and movie entitled "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind." But he was known for raising the bar in the late 70's.

4. Jack Barry and Dan Enright

They first got together when they became a victim of the quiz show scandals, but by 1976, Dan teamed up again with Jack to create "Break The Bank." That was the start for their company to run back up again. 1977 came and bringing back The Joker's Wild in syndication was good, but having a 50's show entitled Tic Tac Dough the next year for CBS and then syndication was good, too. With these 2 together until 1986, in between was Bullseye, Hollywood Connection, Play The Percentages and more. And not only that, the company made a star out of Wink Martindale, making him the greatest game show host of all time.......of all time.

3. Merv Griffin

Can a talk show host make a game show? Merv can. In 1964, Jeopardy! was a test of answers to have people come up with the question. 9 years later, Wheel of Fortune took players on a spin while calling out letters to solve a puzzle. By 1983, it was the start of a game show revolution. Both Wheel and J! over the years turned itself into a two-headed syndication monster.

2. Bob Stewart

If you want to make a game show, you have to make a pilot after you do a run-through. Bob knows how to do just that. But his Pyramid creation turned out to be legendary with Dick Clark. By then, he has made such things like Chain Reaction and Jackpot!, turning word play into all-play. Oh, and he used to create Price and Password while working for these 2 men at the top of the charts......

1. Mark Goodson & Bill Todman

Longevity. Creativity. Excellence. If these words ring true, G-T know how to create a masterclass in how to do a game show. What's My Line?, I've Got a Secret, To Tell The Truth, Family Feud, Child's Play, Beat The Clock, Make The Connection, Card Sharks and more to follow. For many decades, reputation is built on hosts like Rayburn and Cullen, winning many awards, earning nominations and giving game show fans what they can't do without.

That is it. Next month, a fresh last week of September and a new month of GSN to produce to. Play on playas.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Let's play some more, Steve!

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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: Hello and welcome to the GSN experience. We'll take you to the top of the $25,000 Pyramid without landing on a Bankrupt, stopping on a Whammy, picking a box where the dragon is or whatever. This network has done things once in the past, and they'll do the same in years to come. With this blog, it's time to put it together and do no harm. Let's get into it with......

The Starting Line.

On September 28th.....

The 2013-14 episodes of Steve Harvey Family Feud, which have never been seen before on GSN or outside of syndication, will air Mondays, Tuesdays at Thursdays at 11pm and 11:30pm.

Yep. Another season of Feud, another shot of ratings to put up with. It seems that Feud has been tearing up the ratings book one by one. Here's another thing:

On September 29, 2014, the 2012-13 episodes of Family Feud arrived. It is assumed that sometime in 2014, GSN acquired Season 14, 15 and 16 (2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 episodes) of Family Feud, but cannot air a specific season until the end of September of two years after its season premiere.
So next week, New Feud will be on your TV. believe it!

Time to jump out for a second, because after this, what Steampunk'd did on their week off. Don't run once this commericial comes, because we will in a second.
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Time to jump back in.  With Steampunk'd taking a week off as did Idiotest. Something was wrong here. Steampunk'd host Jeannie Mai  is no longer featured with the numerous GSN hosts and personalities.  The ratings for the show weren't as hot as Skin Wars was in the past 2 seasons. Don't feel sad for her though, because she resumed this past month as the host of "The Real" syndicated talk show. In a related show story.....
Miss Morgan & Ava Rose have steampunk pets of their own. Voting which is which can net you 5 benjamins or something for your pet. You have until this week to do it. Want the rules? It's:

This just in...For this week, the Man Versus Fly shorts have been removed from Thursday and Friday nights. Man Versus Fly will be pulled completely from the schedule from here on out. Bye bye bugs. It was nice knowing ya, I guess....
(song stops)
Now on to....
Only one comment to share from Chad Mosher regarding the Buzzr: Lost & Found promotion. He says this:
"Congratulations and thank you on a successful Lost & Found week. I'm looking forward to more special weeks of programming that give game lovers looks into never-before-aired excitement!"

Of course. Buzzr will keep on doing special stuff in the weeks to come.

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Carni-Poll. Where it's always a livestock of GSN goodness. First question:

 "Will GSN still produce their own half-hour version of 'Man Versus Fly'?"

Over 80% say they don't want to. So don't tell them that. Here's another one:

"Will you miss the 'Man Versus Fly' shorts from the GSN schedule?"

Clean sweep kids, 100% say no.

(song stops)

Now the 2nd intermission presented by Kiri Callaghan is in a band now called Saving April and today, they're whipping up something special for you....

And we go to the 3rd period.

Why is Jimmy Fallon getting involved with GSN? Actually, GSN did share something on their page, because he did a fake GSN show entitled "The Debating Game." Of course, GSN did it before with the old Ludden CBS version of "Password," but I'll let you look at it and see why. Here you go. It's....a Moment to Live by.

Today's another day to cue the closing theme, ride the elevator to the 4th floor to get our paychecks from payroll, ride the elevator again to go to the lobby, clock out, cash the check, and get food and pay bills and then come home. Thanks for joining us. Today's blog is presented by Burger King's newest creepy Black Whopper. Strong enough for a fats food junkie, but good for a black me.

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