Future Shock Therapy


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 thanks for washing my Plymouth Sundance Duster last Saturday. This is 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 Cricket and what I am holding is the Acatel Streak. The Alcatel STREAK packs the perfect amount of performance and affordability, with a beautifully compact design. Inside the Alcatel Streak is a 1.1GHz quad-core processor for reliable performance and, combined with Cricket's fast 4G LTE network, it keeps you connected no matter where your journey takes you. It also features dual cameras, with quick access from the home screen, and an easy to use camera interface that makes taking a photo truly a snap. Get it at a Cricket Store near you or at cricketwireless.com. All the coins are in, the doors are open and you have entered the game show news wash with....

The whatstrending.com Opening Toss-Up story.

We game show fans like us dream of us to be creators. Claire Buss of Seattle, Washington did just that.  The artist and filmmaker found herself inexplicably drawn to their shiny, surreal aesthetic—and began to dream about hosting a game show of her own. “The desire to create a world is really appealing to me,” she says.

Thus Buss began an experimental art project called The Future Is 0 from the living room of her Phinney Ridge home, putting out calls for a “live studio audience” on Facebook and enlisting local bands to compete. For the show, she affects an emcee alter ego, “Clay Buff”—a pseudonym she coined after a name mixup. Buss describes Buff as a “charming nihilist” and “overcaffeinated egomaniac,” partially inspired by the “buttoned-up” parade of “corny white dudes” who ruled the genre in the ’60s and ’70s.

I want to pause for a minute and read you the word "Nihilism" from the 23rd edition Password dictionary. It reads on as follows.

Nihilism (/ˈn.lɪzəm/ or /ˈn.lɪzəm/; from the Latin nihil, nothing) is a philosophical doctrine that suggests the lack of belief in one or more reputedly meaningful aspects of life. Most commonly, nihilism is presented in the form of existential nihilism, which argues that life is without objective meaning, purpose, or intrinsic value.[1] Moral nihilists assert that morality does not inherently exist, and that any established moral values are abstractly contrived. Nihilism can also take epistemological, ontological, or metaphysical forms, meaning respectively that, in some aspect, knowledge is not possible, or that reality does not actually exist.

Now back to the story. Last fall, Buss teamed with Northwest Film Forum executive director Courtney Sheehan to bring The Future Is 0 to the stage for the first time for the opening night of the Local Sightings Film Festival. On Saturday, the show will return to the theater, featuring artist Derek Erdman, Hollow Earth Radio co-founder Amber Kai Morgan, and musician Ceci Gomez of the band Crater as contestants.

A dark, satirical sense of humor lies at the heart of The Future Is 0, billed as “equal parts Double Dare 2000, nihilist performance art, and sarcastic TV experiment” and channeling the absurdist bent of ’90s Nickelodeon and public-access television. A typical episode might find participants vying to correctly attribute a quote to either Oprah or Jesus.

Other games provide social commentary on the rising costs and gentrification of Seattle. In “Play to Park,” players watch clips from movies made in Seattle and guess how much it costs to park for an hour in the filming location on a weekday. And in the self-explanatory “High-Rise Condo or New Age Band,” competitors must correctly distinguish between the two. Buss says, “All the games we do are trying to point out something that’s either happening in Seattle or nationally that is both depressing and hilarious, or just absurd, and blowing it up,” Buss says. “I think many things in life are simultaneously depressing and hilarious, and I think that forms a lot of my worldview.”
And in a show that once challenged contestants to consume mashed vegetarian meat substitute from a dog bowl and guess what meat it is attempting to imitate (in the game “Double-Dog Dare You”), that worldview is sure to make for a side-splittingly weird time. Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave., 329-2629, nwfilmforum.org. $13. All ages. 7 p.m. Sat., Jan. 7. 

Pretty fun game, but I would like Jane Lynch to come visit since she does Hollywood Game Night in her living room. Would that be cool?


Don't embarrass yourself like your cringy childhood videos, because up next, a local game show gets visited by a local TV news station.  That's on the way, but first...

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The world of game shows today. Energetic pixie-stix people on Price, LMAD turning it into a improv comedy show, Wheel getting missolves become Youtube Gold, Family Feud turning sexier, Millionaire back to its roots with Rose Ceremony overseer Chris Harrison, Jeopardy!...........still got it, but one local game show is getting its due....on the local news.

That of course, is Sqrambled Scuares and if you didn't know, it's a simple little puzzle game in which 2 combatants try and figure out who or what it is for a shot at local stuff and possibly, a stack of money. If missers, placers and (double) doublers are your thing, then this game show is for you. As a matter of fact.....


WPDE channel 15, an ABC affiliate stopped by the studios on Barefoot Landing for a visit. That got Flasher a picture to be taken.

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Amanda & Keith from the TV station stopped by for a snap with Buzz Berry, the host himself. Infact, Amanda tweeted this out:

And if you can't catch it on Monday - Friday at 7 p.m., there's always Youtube.

IS Fox having another summer dance party? Well, Fox is yet to weigh in officially on the fate of summer reality staple So You Think You Can Dance, but things are looking up for the venerable dance competition. “We expect the show to return for a 14th season in the summer,” Fox chairman Gary Newman told Deadline during TCA last week. “We are having lengthy conversations with the producers about it.”
The extensive talks follow mixed reaction to last season’s 13th installment, which was branded SYTYCD: The Next Generation and featured child contestants. The core SYTYCD fan base did not embrace the format change, and now the network and producers are spending a lot of time figuring out Season 14. While talks are still going on, Newman indicated that next season will return to SYTYCD‘s roots and stick closer to its original premise.

SYTYCD would anchor an all-unscripted summer 2017 lineup. “We have no plans for a scripted series to air next summer,” Newman told Deadline. Mystery drama Wayward Pines, which ran the last two summers, may return for a third installment but it won’t be ready for this coming summer, Newman said during the Fox TCA executive panel.
Of Fox’s upcoming summer slate, Newman highlighted new game show Beat Shazam, executive produced by Mark Burnett and hosted by Jamie Foxx, for which the network has high hopes.

And sticking with Shazam, The interactive musical game show is based on the Shazam app, and will be executive produced by both Foxx and The Voice producer Mark Burnett. Don’t Forget the Lyrics creator Jeff Apploff and Shazam Entertainment Limited are also part of the project. “Jamie is a quadruple-threat and creative genius,” Burnett said in a statement. “He is an incredible actor, comedian, singer and dancer. Also, his musical knowledge is so great that he could probably...Beat Shazam.”

In the show, two teams will go head to head as they try to identify some of the most popular songs in history. In the end, the team with the highest score will go against Shazam for the chance to win a cash prize. The categories will range from "'80s Favorites" to "Beyoncé Hits." This'll be fun.

Hey Space Invaders, MTV today announced the return of its hit series "The Challenge" with "The Challenge: Invasion," a new twist on the cutthroat competition format in which eighteen series Underdogs seeking their first victory will be pitted against one another to crown a new champion... only to come under a surprise, season-long attack from eight of the most fearsome Challenge Champions in the show's history. Filmed entirely on location in Thailand, "The Challenge: Invasion" debuts Tuesday, February 7 with a two-hour premiere at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Before they get the news that they must face off against the Champions, The Underdogs first shock comes with the revelation that they must compete against one another to earn their way out of the desolate, barebones accommodations known as "The Shelter." Only after they battle their way out of The Shelter, will they be allowed to move into a posh estate called "The Oasis." As these Underdogs fight and claw their way through the game, the very best will rise to the top and only twelve worthy Underdogs will earn their spot in The Oasis, where they will live in the lap of luxury. Their relief is ultimately short-lived as past Challenge winners make their way to The Oasis to shake things up.

The most decorated champ in Challenge history and last season's winner, Johnny "Bananas," returns after executing one of the most cunning and controversial moves in Challenge history; reformed Boston bad boy CT makes a triumphant return after a three-year absence with a new outlook on life; rebel Cara Maria is back and more fired up than ever after taking a well-deserved break following her "Battle of the Bloodlines" win and despite this being his fifth time on The Challenge, Shane has yet to earn his stripes as a Champion. Now he's back and ready to fight for the ultimate prize as an Underdog.
With $350,000 on the line, only the very best players will survive a brutal and cutthroat game. Epic challenges and stunning eliminations will push players to their breaking points. Friendships will be tested and tense new rivalries will form. Off the playing field, love is in the air with shocking romances and scandalous hook-ups. Not everyone will make it to the end, but for those who do, they will fight to win in the very first three-day final challenge to see who is truly worthy of being called a Champion.

Lifetime is back in the game show game. For real this time.

Lifetime is expanding its unscripted programming, ordering two new series, The Pop Game, executive produced by Queen Latifah and Shakim Compere, and My Partner Knows Best, a relationship game show hosted by Jason Biggs and Jenny Mollen.

Hollywood couple Jason Biggs and Jenny Mollen will host My Partner Knows Best, a new relationship comedy game show where married couples face off in a series of hilarious challenges based on real-life relationship obstacles. Four couples will compete each week, and one will walk away with the money and be able to say My Partner Knows Best! Ten one-hour episodes have been ordered from Propagate, working in association with Kanal D. Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens, Irfan Sahin, Jason Biggs, Jenny Mollen and Kevin Healey serve as executive producers. A premiere date has not yet been set.

Here's a mashup you don't see often. New mashup comedy series Talk Show the Game Show from creator and host Guy Branum premieres Wednesday, April 5, at 10pm ET/PT. Celebrity guests in season one will include Chelsea Handler, Maria Bamford, John Sally and Wanda Sykes.
truTV announced today a series of premiere dates and new projects in development during its Television Critics Association Press Tour Panel. The news further bolsters the Turner-owned network's diverse slate of creator-driven programming that has evolved it into a premium comedic destination with significant ratings growth.
Comedian Guy Branum (The Mindy Project, Chelsea Lately) brings his distinct point of view to truTV with Talk Show the Game Show which premieres Wednesday, April 5, at 10pm ET/PT. Based on Branum's popular live comedy show, the 16-episode, half-hour series is a hilarious mashup of two beloved television formats that pits celebrities against each other for the title of "Best Guest of the Night." Each week, celebrity guests become contestants as they compete in various talk show-inspired challenges and are judged and awarded points for their performances. Those who will brave the scrutiny of the comedic panel of judges roasting them along the way - including Emmy(R)-winning writer Karen Kilgariff - are Chelsea Handler, Maria Bamford, John Sally and Wanda Sykes. The series begins production in Los Angeles in January and is produced by Push It Productions, with Wanda Sykes, Page Hurwitz and Branum serving as executive producers.
We go across the pond to talk about a show achieving a milestone. For fans of the BBC tea-time quiz Pointless, today’s episode will look as odd as tuning in to find Jay Stewart hosting "Let's Make a Deal" with Monty Hall announcing.

Since 2009, as the series has been progressively promoted, up to seven million regular viewers have seen Alexander Armstrong stand at a lectern to introduce guests, while Richard Osman sits at a desk, offering glosses on right and wrong answers.

But – to celebrate the 1,000th episode – at 5.15pm, a standing Osman will reveal his legs for the first time, while the seated Armstrong conceals his. Characteristically of a show in which the appeal is the gently teasing banter between the two presenters, no direct mention is made of the job-swap, except for Osman wondering aloud whether they shouldn’t have done something special to mark the occasion.

At first, the reverse image is as disconcerting as seeing a ventriloquist’s dummy with its hand up the bum of a human operator. And, touchingly, despite having watched the other man do the reverse job 999 times, each requires occasional prompting over what comes next.

It’s appropriate that for the candle-blowing show, Pointless should offer a counter-intuitive image, as its format depends on flipping the logic that rules most quiz shows. Competitors must try and score as few points as possible by predicting the answer that the smallest number among 100 members of the public will give to a particular question.

Tonight’s rounds, fittingly, are all anniversary-themed. So, in one relating to the use of the word “thousand” in popular culture, contestants – all significant former winners – have to gamble whether fewer people will be familiar with a classic modern American novel than with a popular salad dressing, although, in order to make the bet, they would need to know the name of the book.

Armstrong and Osman have stressed, though, that their adoption of a new position in the Kama Sutra of TV quiz-show hosting will be a one-off. That seems sensible – because much of the pleasure of Pointless is in its repetition, with the co-hosts saying much the same things at much the same time every day.
Before Masters of The Maze, there was.....The Crystal Maze. Channel 4 is bringing back popular 90s game show The Crystal Maze for a full new series hosted by comedian Richard Ayoade.

Producers are already looking for teams of five contestants to take part in the show, in which crystals are earned by completing skill, mystery, physical or mental challenges.

The Crystal Maze, which originally aired from 1990 to 1995, returned to Channel 4 in October last year for a Stand Up to Cancer celebrity special hosted by Stephen Merchant.

The show became a 90s cult hit, partly do to the appeal of Rocky Horror creator and star Richard O’Brien who hosted the show until 1993.

The new series will air this year, hosted by Ayoade, the star of Channel 4 comedies The IT Crowd and Travel Man.

The Crystal Maze will be executive produced by Peter Usher and Neale Simpson for Fizz and has been commissioned by Tom Beck, commissioning editor for entertainment, and head of entertainment Ed Havard.

Beck said: "The Stand Up To Cancer special was so brilliant and so successful that commissioning a series of The Crystal Maze was almost a no-brainer.

"And I couldn’t be more pleased and excited that Richard has agreed to become the new Maze Master – he’s an inspired choice."

The new series of rebooted Channel 4 gameshow The Crystal Maze will be made at The Bottle Yard Studios.

A purpose-built maze covering 30,000 square feet is being created by the original Crystal Maze designer James Dillon in a previously unused area of the Bristol production facility.

RDF Television director of production Jane Wilson said: “I first visited The Bottle Yard years ago and I immediately knew it would be perfect for something and that ‘something’ has turned out to be The Crystal Maze.

“The scale, atmosphere and versatility of the space perfectly compliment the iconic status of the original show.

“The Bottle Yard’s unique features and the actual fabric of the building itself will be incorporated into a fantastic new set. Clearly we were made for each other.”

Applications are now open for teams of five with a sixth on stand-by. Prospective contestants must be 18 years old or over, a permanent legal resident of the UK (to include Isle of Man and the Channel Islands), and be able "to attend studio and willing to release yourself from family and/or work commitments on request. Casting ends March 1.
Here's a breakout story.  ABC’s “Shark Tank,” NBC’s “The Voice” and HBO’s “Hard Knocks” earned the top series prizes at the third annual Reality Breakthrough Awards.

The kudos were handed out Tuesday at a luncheon ceremony held as part of the NATPE conference in Miami. “Fuller House” star Bob Saget hosted at the Fontainebleau Hotel.

True to form, Saget left the off-color jokes fly. He likened the titles of the shows nominated in the unstructured reality category to his first marriage, noting that the relationship started began as “Deadliest Catch” and wound up leaving him “Naked and Afraid.”

“The Voice” earned the award for reality-competition series and “Voice” veteran Blake Shelton won for reality personality. “Voice” producer Mark Burnett also grabbed the win in the structured reality series category for ABC’s “Shark Tank.”

NBC’s “Hollywood Game Night” won the prize for game show.
The dance is on again. ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" will return for its 24th season on MONDAY, MARCH 20 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST). "Dancing with the Stars," produced by BBC Worldwide Productions, prepares for more glitz, glamour and sequins. With an all-new cast of celebrities ready to take on the competition and hit the ballroom floor, it will be another season full of surprises and unforgettable dances.

"Dancing with the Stars" is the hit reality series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines, which are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts and voted on by viewers.
And a belated birthday shoutout to Betty White who turned 95 this past week.
She's best remembered for two iconic television rolls. She started as a devious Sue Ann Nivens on the classic 1970s "Mary Tyler Moore Show." But most remember her best as the ditzy Rose Nylund on the "Golden Girls."

White is the widow of TV game show host Allen Ludden. She still acts and is known for her tireless efforts on behalf of animals.

Her panel appearance run the gamut from "Match Game" to "Password" to appearances on "To Tell the Truth", spanning the original era to the current version with Anthony Anderson.

She was the first female to have won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host in 1983 for "Just Men!"
Time to fill in this Family Feud survey from 2000: Name something you wouldn't want to be doing if someone walked in on you.
The #4 answer was....
Changing Clothes.
The #3 answer was....
Taking a Shower.
The #2 Answer was....
Having Sex. Do you know the #1 Answer? It'll all be revealed after this Google Play Music Interlude from.....Kata Hay. She was an alum of "The Voice" and now she's making new music in 2017 with this song.....

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


That is unless you use the restroom at a mall.

It seems that Millionaire isn't going anywhere. The show will be in its 16th season and renewed by contract. With Chris Harrison hosting, more women in the 25-54 demo watch it. So why did Chris Harrison do it? Well, he took the reins of when Meredith left. By the time she left, Cedric The Entertainer and Terry Crews took over as hosts for 1 season respectively. There were formats that tried to make them go for the million, but the ratings were low. So in came Chris and it was back to Classic Millionaire. The way we watched it when Regis took over. No clock. No shuffle format. No mini-games for $1000. Just good old Millionaire. And it's in Las Vegas to be closer to his work on The Bachelor in Los Angeles. As far as the latter goes.........wake me up when the show is cancelled. For good.


That's it for this week. Today's consolation prize is tickets to the presidential inauguration. They're actually shredded, so I ask you not to be there. Why? I hate him.

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