Saturday, October 1, 2016

Sneaky Peeky

On the Next GSN The Know....

-The O 'Hurley Feud is 10 years old...
-Hellevator releases a full episode before the premiere....
-And 13 ways to describe the new season of Hellevator.

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

Friday, September 30, 2016

Overtime #24: Scared Ya, Didn't we?

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

Me: You're getting close to the weekend, and that can only mean one thing.....Overtime. This past midweek, we learned that Scare Tactics is coming to GSN and here's more info on it.

Scare Tactics is a hidden camera/comedy horror television show, produced by Scott Hallock and Kevin Healey. Its first two seasons aired from April 2003 to December 2004. After a hiatus, the show returned for a third season, beginning July 9, 2008. The first season of the show was hosted by Shannen Doherty. Stephen Baldwin took her place in the middle of the second season. Since the beginning of the third season, the show has been hosted by Tracy Morgan. The fourth season began on October 6, 2009.

Scare Tactics is a hidden camera prank show that puts victims into terrifying situations, usually involving movie-style special effects and makeup that recreates horror movie clich├ęs. The victims, generally four per episode, are set up by friends/family in tandem with producers.
The Scare Tactics producers believe that “Boo” is one of the oldest tricks in the book. Scare Tactics is simply “Boo” – with a budget. From alien abductions to encounters with the undead to brushes with the paranormal, it’s all about making people “believe the unbelievable”.
What separates Scare Tactics from other hidden camera shows is the cinematic shooting and editing style that gives each piece the look and feel of a scary movie. In the end, hopefully the audience delights in being “in on the joke”, first laughing AT our victims, then WITH them as the prank is revealed.
There are some instances where the victims are lured into the pranks on the promise of being on a fake reality show called "Fear Antics" which plays off like a show similar to MTV's Jackass but end with dire consequences. Sometimes, the victim will attempt keeping calm and rationally try keeping the situation from getting out of control (from their perspective).
The pranks end when the victim is completely terrified and someone would ask them, "Are you scared?" to which they usually reply in the affirmative. They then get the reply, "You shouldn't be! You're on Scare Tactics!" or "I'll have to/I'm gonna put you on Scare Tactics!". Alternately, at times when a victim almost ran for their lives, they immediately announced the same thing. At least once or twice, a victim has immediately realized that they're on Scare Tactics when the ruse is about to be revealed.

SO that's Scare Tactics. Will you be watching it?

As we get closer to October, here's our Overtime chanteuse Anastasia Washington. Play on, playas.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

A geeky Dance!

(If you happen to see the finale of the Via Lux events on Facebook, you know you happen to be a fan of Ingress, because the game lets you be on a team, or create a field around your area. It's so much fun!)

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: Think you can flip channels and blog about about it when you want and whatever you want to? Well, I got news for you: This blog isn't Burger King, it's Cici's Pizza. We got a free pass to an endless buffet of GSN stuff so you can have a real good time. First trip up right now with....

 The Starting Line.

It's another edition of.....

Let's ask the Know-It-all. Someone here in Toontown....yes, Toontown wants to know if you had a lineup for DWTS using GSN hosts, what would it be?

Well, Cartoon Bubble, to answer your question, most GSN hosts use DWTS as a springboard to further their careers. So I unveiled a dream lineup for the 24th season of DWTS and whether you like it or not, you'll touch & agree on this list. Here they are:

1. Ben Gleib
2. Donald Faison
3. Kira Soltanovich
4. Alex Trebek
5. Pat Sajak.
6. Chuck Woolery
7. Garcelle Beauvais
8. Rebecca Romijn-Stamos
9. RuPaul
10. Rove McManus
11. Deray Davis
12. Ross Shafer
13. The Soska Sisters (one of them must dance per week)

So there's your answer unless Bill Engvall or Shandi Finessey returns.

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Now let's find out who is prettier than VO/Live action actress Britanni Johnson (Hi Beej!) and uglier than your aunt Edna. (For real.) It's the Yay & Yawn of September.

The Yay: Idiotest. It seems to improve with every week.

The Yawn: Winsanity. They took it off the twitter Banner. At least they got a Twitter page as a consolation prize.

We got a new acquisition for GSN this October and that'll be after this break for some soda....and salad.

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Now that you got a clean plate, we've returned with something new to happen in October to the network.

Yep. Scare Tactics. Hosted by comic Tracy Morgan, it will be GSN's newest acquisition since NBC's Minute to Win It in 2012. As a matter of fact....

This Friday on Overtime, we will tell you more on the show that will be coming to the network. Don't miss that.

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And speaking of Scare Tactics, we must clean out our cobwebs for......

House cleaning. The schedule will look like this.....

*"New to GSN" episodes of Steve Harvey Family Feud (from the 2014-15 season; Harvey's fifth season as host) will air weeknights at 8pm and 8:30pm.
*Hellevator will air NEW Friday at 9pm; replacing Family Feud.
*"New to GSN" episodes of Scare Tactics will air Friday at 10pm and 10:30pm; replacing Family Feud.
*Family Feud will air Friday at 11pm and 11:30pm; replacing Skin Wars: Fresh Paint (now off the schedule).
*Hellevator will encore Friday latenight at 12am and 3am; replacing Family Feud and The Newlywed Game.
*Two more "New to GSN" episodes of Scare Tactics will air Friday latenight at 1am and 1:30am; replacing Family Feud.
*Idiotest will rerun in Saturday primetime from 9-11pm (formerly 10pm-12am). Steve Harvey Family Feud will air at 11pm and 11:30pm (previously Idiotest).
*Scare Tactics will encore at 12am, 12:30am, 2am and 2:30am in Saturday latenight. Hellevator will encore at 1am in Saturday latenight.
So on October 3rd-9th, newer eps of Harvey Feud will finally start to come in. Expect the ratings to pound on them. Scare Tactics will air not only on primetime, but early morning as well. Idiotest will also shift an hour back to 8 CST for 2 hours on Saturday nights and Scare tactics will air on late night hours that are even...or odd if you live in CST.

But on Friday, it'll look like this.....

New Friday night schedule starting 10/7:
8:00pm: Family Feud (New to GSN)
8:30pm: Family Feud (New to GSN)
9:00pm: Hellevator (new)
10:00pm: Scare Tactics (New to GSN)
10:30pm: Scare Tactics (New to GSN)
11:00pm: Family Feud
11:30pm: Family Feud
12:00am: Hellevator (encore)
1:00am: Scare Tactics (New to GSN)
1:30am: Scare Tactics (New to GSN)
2:00am: Mind of a Man
2:30am: Mind of a Man
3:00am: Hellevator (encore)

Yep, Feud will kick it off and Hellevator will air 3 times throughout Friday. Hope you'll enjoy October on the network.

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Now it's that time in the show where we have to do.....

Carni-Poll.  A haunted hayride gone way too fast. First....


Do you consider 'Scare Tactics' a good acquisition by GSN?

63% no way.

Prior to its acquisition by GSN, have you heard of 'Scare Tactics'?

In a close one, 57% say...they haven't seen it. I have.

Last question....

Based on our 'Hellevator' review, do you think the show has improved from last season?

48% think it'll be better than last season. We'll see.

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Now comes the 2nd intermission presented by Since we like Madison Brunoehler so much, we're making her impression videos into a new feature we'd like to call.....

So Impressed! with Madi2TheMax. In honor of Orphan Black winning an Emmy, here our master impressionist....Madi2theMax!

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Thanks Madi. Just so you know, it was Tatiana Maslany who got the Emmy. Now the 3rd period.

It's time for....

What GSN won't let you see. A collection of things GSN refuses to allow. I happen to see this on Friday and what you're about to
Behold. Million Dollar Word Game. It's like Millionaire except.....there aren't any can't walk away on any qualifying question to figure out who's playing.....just playing with words as if Chain Reaction came back. And it's all hosted by Ian......what's his name? Jamieson. Man, I got it right. He's so boring in my opinion that........that.......
Oh yeah, sorry, I was taking a nap there. Anyway, if you get to level 5, it's $1000. Yay perhaps? Level 10 and it's a vacay or...what's behind the jar? And if you make it to Level 14.....yes, level 14, you get to match whatever behind it. It's so bad.....
Guy in control room: How bad is it?
Me: Well, Game Show Garbage will induct it in October and if you put Shopper's Casino, Card Sharks 2001 and Tic Tac Dough 1990 in the bargain're looking at it. And it was on America One TV.....way before Youtoo America swallowed it up. Admit it, I stayed up for Macabre Theatre back then. Oh and there's this too.
But there IS more. Looking at the video, Ian said it would be a tournament later on involving the USA and UK.....Millionaire had better special weeks. But there would be a top prize come next tapings of........get this.......
5 Million Dollars. You heard me right. 5 million dollars. Think of what you can do with it....but I'll let you answer yourself. But the set is so cheap....ugh, Sqrambled Scuares had a better set. And just so you know, the latter is just plain local or on Youtube if you search that. And that my friends is Million Dollar Word Game. Are you happy now? Well......yes.
All full and have to go home right now. Today's blog is presented by this earworm that'll cure you from watching too much Feud on GSN.
Now with a remix done by The Piano Gal herself, Sara Arkell. Get down!
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.