Saturday, October 8, 2016

Sneaky peeky

On the next GSN The Know...

-Winsanity being put on hold?
-A few hosts make a famous list....
-And why is there New to the network Feud?

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

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Dance and Hurl!

(Here's the best thing you'll get close to candy on Halloween: Horror Block. Part of their Nerd Block series, Horror Block gives you a candy bag of horror collectibliles all year round. Go to for the hookup.

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: Welcome to the boot-scootin' rodeo of GSN zydeco. Let's get it going and look like Matt Dillon from Gunsmoke in.......

 The Starting Line.

If GSN had pushed the Benjamin button to....oh let's say 2006, then it would mark 10 years since John O' Hurley came in to be the new host of Feud. Wanna know why he was the host? Well,  He inherited the "boring, dull" Karn years (which had a 1990's game show set in 2005), added pizzazz and his own celebrity status (at the time, O'Hurley just came off winning the then very-popular Dancing with the Stars). However, from about 2008 to 2013, when Karn and O'Hurley Feud reruns were still relevant on GSN, viewers always favored the Karn version much more. The Karn reruns always had better ratings, which led to more timeslots and longevity on the schedule. By the 2009-10 season, Bullseye was brought back and O'Hurley definitely wanted out and producers wanted more energy to the show (which O'Hurley built on from Karn, IMO). Family Feud was on the brink of cancellation, averaging low to mid 1's in the syndie ratings, similar to what Celebrity Name Game and Millionaire have  now (which are both barley hanging on). Steve Harvey came along and instead of saving the show from cancellation for a few years, has now undeniably saved the Family Feud franchise through its 2020-21 renewal (and will very likely still be on the air with or without Harvey in ten years). By then, he was done with the biz, but you gotta give credit to him doing 2 seasons of To Tell The Truth prior to it. Guess Harvey turned things around for the show.

In a minute, Hellevator might've leaked something and you'll see why after we break out for chicken nuggets with sweet and sour sauce and breakfast burritos, BBQ chicken and Pumpkin spice lattes for sale.

(everybody goes to Target to get lunch)

At least they were thinking Target across the street from us.

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(Quick fade out)
Oh, so you returned to the dnace floor made of astroturf carpeting. Hope nobody gets hurt. Anyway, It seems that Hellevator has leaked the first episode right before your eyes and here it is for your enjoyment......

And pretty soon they'll start releasing full episodes in case they don't have cable.

In their "development slate", GSN is working on a slot machine game show (similar to the slots in casinos). There is not a title for this project at the moment. Just be glad The Joker's Wild will not be one of them.

Here's a bit of.....

House cleaning.

Changes will be in effect the next 2 weeks....

Changes (for October 3-9):
*Scare Tactics will air Sunday 9-11pm for one week only; replacing Family Feud. "New to GSN" episodes will air at 9pm and 10pm. Other episodes (first seen on Friday 10/7) will air at 9:30pm and 10:30pm.
Changes (for October 10-16):
*Hellevator will rerun Monday at 11pm; replacing Winsanity
*Scare Tactics will air Monday latenight at 12am and 12:30am; replacing Family Feud.
*Family Feud returns to Sunday night 9-11pm
*New episodes of Winsanity (Thursday 9pm), Hellevator (Friday 9pm) and "New to GSN" episodes of Scare Tactics (Friday 10pm and 10:30pm) continue.

All Times ET

Winsanity will take a slash to Monday night as Hellevator steps in and Feud makes a return visit to Sunday nights opposite the NFL on NBC. This week for now, Scare Tactics had a 2-hour welcome this past Sunday and new ones will air for 2 hours in their regular spots.

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Let's talk for a minute about fear. Fear is something we all face like tall buildings, clowns, spiders, the dark or whatever, but when GSN viewers try to fear something, we comment on it. And that's way we name our next segment....

Say what you want to say.
Mary Collins kicks it off with....

"I wished GSN would pick up Total Blackout from Syfy!"

I would agree with her, but Buzzr would also be a possibility. Angela Merk fires with.....

"Hellavator is NOT a game. most new "games" are not really games at all. you need to bring real games back."

Definitely the case of what GSN would do in a hurry. Sandy Hayer.....says.....

"I love watching "Skin Wars," but it has not come on in Richmond for the past 3 weeks. Please let it come on tonight in Richmond, VA."

Just on break. That's all. One of my Twitter friends Misty Kingma chimes in with....

#Hellevator season 2 is upon us you guys...and I've got a creepy sneak peeky for you! Also - "share" this post to win an exclusive Hellevator Cardboard. Jd Piché, Dana Livingston Ward and Erin Robinson I'm looking at you

But there's more. Wanda Logan Howard says.....

"Hellavator? Really? The stupidest show ever! More blood? Blood is a bio-hazard and I'm sure it's not allowed..ketchup maybe? Do people actually go on this ignorant show expecting to be terrified? If they do they are very naive and shouldn't scream like they're surprised at anything that happens because THAT'S why they go on in the first place... I'm sure they are prompted and shown how to 'scream' properly and all of that to a bunch of overused Halloween pranks. You call it a game? I've seen nothing about what is 'won' which is what happens when you play a game! It's not a game, it's a weekly series on screaming...absurd and stupid! "

Guess she sticks to Sqrambled Scuares on Youtube. Kelly Casey will end it with....

"Please, please, PLEASE stop airing Family Feud ALL THE TIME! I used to love that show, but y'all have killed it for me now. There are SO many other good game shows out there; even the older versions of one's would be great. Just please, play ANYTHING else!"

I wished GSN would do that.

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Now the 2nd intermission presented by Back once again for October for the 5th time in a row is Chicago's own horror host Svengoolie. And let me tell you, the new shows get real better. I wonder what he's singing this time.....

And we're calling in on the 3rd period.

First, look at this:

Based on what you just seen, Hellevator is this week, but there are 13 ways to describe what the trailer is. Are you ready for it?


There. That made you feel good, don't it?

And we're done in 8 seconds with this rodeo. Today's blog is presented by creepy clowns. If you see one, don't laugh.....turn away. Really, turn away now!

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