Wednesday, March 8, 2017


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 I can't believe I saw a living shark rob the Fast Money Mart with a Slurper......oh yeah, it's just a scene for the new movie "Tiger & Jet: The Water Works Caper." Anyways, we are here for  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 Stan Lee's Hands of Respect. I want you to look at this:

That right there is Miles Cortez portraying Quicksilver being a real-life Superhero. You took can be a real life superhero by going to this website:

Just when you thought it was safe to get the beef jerky, it's......

       The Opening Toss-Up story.

The dance is back on. DWTS will have it's 24th offering on March 20th.  The lineup is already revealed and the Get The Picture-Picture Viewer is here to unveil the people.

Bonner Bolton. After being the world's #1 bull rider, he's now on a different ride.....modeling.

Chris Kattan. He played Mango on SNL. Now he's playing a dancer.....for real.

David Ross. He gave the Red Sox a ring in 2013 and reversed the Cubs curse last year. Can he do it again with a mirrorball trophy?

Erika Jayne. Not only is she a real housewife of Beverly Hills, she has 9 #1 songs on the dance charts. Now she must be #1 when the season's over.

Heather Morris. You know her as Brittany Pierce on Glee. Now she's ready for a new challenge.

Nancy Kerrigan. She brought the silver in 1994 before Tonya Harding whacked her on the knee. Now she's aiming for gold this season.

Nick Viall. After what happened on The Bachelor, he is aiming for revenge.

Normandi Kordei. She's part of Fifth Harmony. Can she make a melody with her dancing?

Rashad Jennings. 2015 was his breakout year. Can 2017 be HIS dancing year?

Simone Biles. She's a gymnast with the FInal 5 and Aly Raisman was on the show before. So did Laurie Hernandez. Can she break the USA gymnastics jinx?

But there were 2 surprises fans of classic tv will love.

One is Mr. T. He headlined the first WrestleMania, and was in Rocky III with Sly Stallone. But the other surprise was........

María del Rosario Mercedes Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza.

Sorry. Charo. Yes, Charo. Appeared 8 times on The Love boat and has been on talk shows back in the seventies.

Well.....there you have it. The lineup. Who is your pick to win when March 20th arrives?

This Friday on Livewire!,  which GSN show is pulled from Youtube? I'll tell you on Livewire!  Catch it here!

Now's the time to get yourself a hot dog and a 32 oz. Pepsi, because after the break, GSN tries to hail a cab....sorta.

That's on the way, but first...

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Here's a snack food that's sure to be a slam dunk.

Welcome back to Game Show Live!  Later on, we check in with Miss Movies about the reaction to Beauty and The Beast getting banned in some cities.

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But before we do that, I want to bring up that Beauty And The Beast impressions video one more time because.....I love you guys.

Now then. GSN has got a new qcquistion on their hands. Do you know what it is?


That's right. Cash Cab. A popular Discovery channel show Ben Bailey played taxi driver to and made it his hit show. The objective was to answer questions for cash without getting 3 strikes while reaching to where they're going. Interesting show GSN wanted, but I'm hoping it will stay here.

The AGT hosting talent search continues.

Comedian and actor Marlon Wayans, former Disney actor Brandon Mychal Smith and comedian Tone Bell are in the running to succeed Nick Cannon as the host of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, after he left the show last month. However, Cannon is wondering why each of the potential hosts are black.
When asked by TMZ’s cameras early this morning (Mar. 6) about who he’s hoping will get the job out of the three choices, Cannon said, “why are they going with the black guys?”

“They can’t even get some[one] white?” he asked the cameraman. “I think Mario Lopez should do it! Let Mario do that [job]!”

According to a Facebook post written by the comedian last month, Cannon was threatened with termination by NBC executives several times, but the nail in the coffin was when they confronted him about his comedy special Stand Up, Don’t Shoot, where he used the n-word multiple times.
“Not to get too detailed but this isn’t the first time executives have attempted to “put me in my place” for so called unruly actions,” he wrote in his lengthy Facebook post. “I will not stand for it… I wish AGT and NBC the best in its upcoming season but I can not see myself returning.”

It's a great place to stay.......for Team Ninja Warrior.

Epic competition series TEAM NINJA WARRIOR is bringing more heat to USA Network's Tuesday night line-up. Hosted by comedian Matt Iseman and former NFL player Akbar Gbajabiamila, TEAM NINJA WARRIOR will premiere its 11-part second season on USA beginning Tuesday, April 18 at 10/9c, immediately following WWE SMACKDOWN.
TEAM NINJA WARRIOR, part of the Emmy® nominated franchise "American Ninja Warrior," pits three-person athletic teams against each other on physically demanding, side-by-side obstacle courses that test both endurance and speed. Originally debuting on Esquire Network in 2016, TEAM NINJA WARRIOR ranked as the network's most watched original series in its history. Esquire recently announced that the network, a partnership between NBCUniversal and Hearst Magazines, will transform into a digital-only brand.

"TEAM NINJA WARRIOR is a perfect pairing to WWE SMACKDOWN," said Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. "With this powerful franchise, we're giving our passionate audience three full hours of jam-packed, high-stakes action every Tuesday night."

For Season 2, fan-favorite competitors from "American Ninja Warrior" will form 28 teams, each with two men and one woman, and settle their rivalries on the warped wall -- for ultimate ninja bragging rights. In addition to hosts Iseman and Gbajabiamila, FOX Sports' Alex Curry will serve as sideline reporter, rounding out the talent commentators.
TEAM NINJA WARRIOR is executive-produced by A. Smith & Co. Productions' founders Arthur Smith and Kent Weed ("Hell's Kitchen," "The Dunk King," "Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge"), along with Brian Richardson as executive producer. The series is a spin-off of "American Ninja Warrior" which is based on the "Sasuke/Ninja Warrior" format from Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc., and airs on NBC.

Now if they can revive the USA Cartoon Express......

Here's something to make you flip. Cooking Channel highlights fresh seasonal ingredients this April on the new series Farmers' Market Flip premiering Thursday, April 20th at 10pmET/7pmPT when two teams of chefs will be pitted against each other to find the best the farmers' market has to offer and cook the most delicious gourmet meal for the judges. Host Jeff Mahin presides over this creative culinary competition in which only one team will take home the ultimate prize and bragging rights!

Hatsa La Pasta, baby!

Arnold Schwarzenegger won’t return to host NBC’s reality competition if it returns for another season, he told Empire magazine on Friday. “I learned a lot, I had a great time, it was a really great opportunity,” Schwarzenegger said. “But under the circumstances, I don’t want to do it again… Even if asked, I would decline.”
And what circumstances is he referring to? Well, they rhyme with “rump.” Schwarzenegger says the show’s association with former host (and current President) Donald Trump hurt the show’s ratings this season. “When people found out that Trump was still involved as executive producer and was still receiving money from the show, then half the people [started] boycotting it,” he explains. “With Trump being involved in the show, people have a bad taste and don’t want to… support the show.”
Ratings were certainly down this season, with Arnold’s Apprentice edition falling double digits from the numbers Trump’s most recent season had reached. (Trump even gloated about the ratings dip in a series of tweets aimed at Schwarzenegger.) But Arnold may be getting ahead of himself: It’s not even clear that NBC will want to bring Celebrity Apprentice back for another season, considering the ratings slide. As of press time, it hasn’t officially been renewed for a 16th season.

Chop into this....

The stars are aligning in the Chopped kitchen when sixteen of the biggest internet sensations, athletes, comedians, and film and television actors compete in the star-studded Chopped: Star Power tournament, premiering Tuesday, March 28th at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network. Through this five-part stunt, the celebrity competitors must prove their culinary skills as they are tasked to create delicious appetizers, entrées and desserts from a mystery basket of ingredients in a limited amount of time. The winner from each heat will move on to the grand finale for a chance to earn the grand prize - $50,000 for the charity of their choice.
Check out for more on the celebrity contestants, browse photo galleries and watch video extras. Join the conversation with #Chopped.

It's game on for Ellen.

Taking the best elements from the hugely popular daytime talk show "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and creating an entirely new series, NBC has ordered six episodes of the game show "Ellen's Game of Games" for primetime.
"Ellen's Game of Games" is an hour of supersized versions of the most popular and hilariously fun games from "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." Hosted and executive produced by DeGeneres, this game show is like no other - contestants, pulled right from the audience, will have to maneuver massive obstacles, answer questions under immense pressure and face a gigantic plunge into the unknown. While every episode will feature DeGeneres' one-of-kind comedy, personality and a unique roster of games, they'll all end the same way - with DeGeneres giving someone a chance at a huge cash prize.

"I'm so excited to be hosting a huge primetime game show for NBC," said DeGeneres. "We're pulling out all the stops - gigantic sets, hilarious games. It's going to be like a combination of 'American Ninja Warrior,' 'RuPaul's Drag Race' and a water park. OK, it's nothing like that, but you should still watch."

"Ellen's impact as a daytime icon is unprecedented and we can't wait to see her bring that amazing spirit to 'Game of Games,'" said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment. "She is among the very best at engaging with her devoted audience and we are all in for a treat when her antics hit primetime."

"Since establishing Warner Alternative Television over three years ago, some of our greatest successes have come from working with Ellen and her incredibly talented team," said Mike Darnell, President, Warner Bros. Unscripted and Alternative Television. "But the dream has always been to get Ellen herself to say yes to hosting a primetime show. Now that she finally has, I am more than ecstatic. We've married a great concept to the best host in the business. Home run!"

DeGeneres, the host of the multiple Emmy Award-winning nationally syndicated "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" that airs on 82 NBC Owned and Affiliated stations, is an active executive producer on the NBC unscripted projects "Little Big Shots," the recently announced spinoff "Little Big Shots: Forever Young" and the upcoming Drew Barrymore-hosted "First Dates," all from divisions of Warner Bros. Unscripted and Alternative Television led by Darnell.
"Ellen's Game of Games" is executive produced by Ellen DeGeneres, Mary Connelly, Ed Glavin, Andy Lassner, Kevin Leman and Jeff Kleeman. David A. Hurwitz also serves as executive producer. The series is produced by A Very Good Production, Telepictures and Warner Horizon Unscripted Television.

The Real, you're next!

Ever wonder who’d win a game of tug-of-war between CBS and ABC?
Ok, you probably haven’t, but you might found out soon anyway, as ABC is rebooting the 1970s and 80s hit “Battle of the Network Stars,” a game show that pits TV personalities from ABC, CBS and NBC against each other in athletic competitions. Previous contest have included kayak races, tug-of-war and 3-on-3 football.

According to Variety, ABC has begun a casting search in hopes of shooting in May and airing the special over the summer.

The original “Battle of the Network Stars” aired on ABC between 1976 and 1988, with Howard Cosell hosting all but one year. Other hosts included Bruce Jenner, O.J. Simpson, Frank Gifford and Billy Chrystal, while competitors included Cheryl Tiegs, Robin Williams, Tom Selleck, William Shatner, Mr. T and many, many others.
Many of the original “Battle of the Network Stars” specials are available on YouTube some 35 years later, and you can lose quite a bit of time watching, say, soap opera star William DeVane playing 3-on-3 football against “That’s Incredible” host Cathy Lee Crosby. The best part is Cosell’s commentary, which falls somewhere between amusement and mockery.

Activate the mute button because.....So You Think You Can Dance fans, dust off those earplugs.

Fox announced Thursday that fan fave Mary Murphy — who last season was replaced on the judging panel by Paula Abdul — will be returning for the recently-ordered Season 14. Additionally, the network confirms that Cat Deeley will officially be back as host, and exec producer Nigel Lythgoe will continue as judge. An announcement about the third judging slot is expected soon.

“I am thrilled that Mary will return to So You Think You Can Dance and I’m sure the fans will be, as well,” Lythgoe enthused in a statement. “She brings an energy and enthusiasm that’s contagious and I can’t wait for her to join me on the judging panel.”

SYTYCD diehards were shocked back in January 2015 when Murphy confirmed that she had been “released” from her contract. “I’m very grateful and proud to have been part of such an extraordinary television show,” she added at the time. “I’m sure there wasn’t a person watching that didn’t know I loved what I did.” Soon after, Abdul was announced as her successor.

For Season 14, Fox is putting last season’s ill-conceived miniature reboot behind it and going ack to its original formula of featuring dancers between the ages of 18-30, with the Top 10 ultimately being paired up with All-Stars.

Ready to throw down the gauntlet? The elite culinary skill, strategy and stamina of Iron Chef America returns to Food Network this spring with Iron Chef Gauntlet, a fresh reboot of the fan-favorite franchise hosted by the incomparable Alton Brown. The six-episode primetime event begins with seven extraordinary chefs competing for the chance to become an Iron Chef - each week one will rise and one will fall until a single chef is left standing, but in order to gain entry into this ultimate culinary society, one gladiator must win the Gauntlet - three rapid-succession battles, each against one legendary Iron Chef: Bobby Flay, Masaharu Morimoto or Michael Symon. Iron Chef Gauntlet premieres Sunday, April 16th at 9pm (all times ET/PT), preceded by the one-hour special The Legend of Iron Chef at 8pm, which celebrates historic moments, and followed by the series premiere of Iron Chef Eats at 10pm, where familiar faces from Iron Chef reveal their favorite food spots from around the country. Online, a digital companion series rolls out simultaneously with new episodes, offering fans culinary inspiration, along with tips and tricks that home cooks can use in their own kitchens.

"In the world of Iron Chef, competitive cooking goes beyond impeccable skills - these chefs view food as both fine art and vigorous sport," said Didi O'Hearn, Senior Vice President Programming, Food Network and Cooking Channel. "The Iron Chef Gauntlet finalist will go up against three culinary legends - and our audience is sure to be on the edge of their seat to find out if he or she has what it takes to join their ranks."

Iron Chef Gauntlet competitors are: Nyesha Arrington (Los Angeles, California - Executive Chef/Owner, Leona); Jason Dady (San Antonio, Texas - Executive Chef/Owner, Tre Trattoria); Sarah Grueneberg (Chicago, Illinois - Executive Chef/Owner, Monteverde); Michael Gulotta (New Orleans, Louisiana - Executive Chef/Owner, MOPHO); Stephanie Izard (Chicago, Illinois - Executive Chef/Owner, Girl & the Goat); Shota Nakajima (Seattle, Washington - Executive Chef/Owner, Adana) and Jonathon Sawyer (Cleveland, Ohio - Executive Chef/Owner, The Greenhouse Tavern).

In the first five Iron Chef Gauntlet episodes, the competitors endure two grueling rounds of cooking starting with the Chairman's Challenge where host Alton Brown delivers a themed challenge and is the sole decision maker on the most and least successful chef. The winner then selects a competitor to join the bottom chef in the Secret Ingredient Challenge, where they must cook three dishes featuring the secret ingredient presented on the altar. A panel of rotating judges send the least successful chef home each week, while the winner is sent back to battle. In the finale on Sunday, May 21st at 9pm, the last chef standing has the Iron Chef title in reach - but first, the chef must run the Gauntlet - three rapid-succession Secret Ingredient battles, each against one legendary Iron Chef: Bobby Flay, Masaharu Morimoto or Michael Symon. Only if the finalist receives more points than the Iron Chefs combined will history be made, joining the coveted ranks of Iron Chefs, otherwise they will leave the kitchen in utter defeat.

Remember this?

Welp, it's 1994 all over again....kinda.

Entertainment One (eOne), with Keller/Noll and Hasbro Studios, announces the new series, Boggle Battle. The game show takes the classic Hasbro game BOGGLE and turns it into laugh-out-loud, yell-at-your-TV family fun. The show taps into the love of dedicated BOGGLE fans and introduces the game to a whole new audience. The head-to-head competitive fun with friends and family starts with Boggle Battle.
Reinventing the classic game, show creators Cleve Keller and Dave Noll (Chopped, Winsanity!) combine the BOGGLE game's inventive gameplay with pop culture topics to create a fast-paced, laugh-out-loud television experience. Boggle Battle puts contestants' pop culture knowledge to the test, as three teams of three face off in elimination rounds with categories ranging from Harry Potter or Marvel to GAME OF THRONES or the NBA.

Gameplay is intense and takes place in the new super-sized, bright and colorful version of the BOGGLE board. With increasing levels of difficulty and multiple rounds of elimination, the series features play-along moments for viewers at home. Each episode builds towards one team moving on to play a final round of Super BOGGLE, and a chance to win big prizes.

"With impressive visuals, new categories and the clock always counting down, Boggle Battle will add a new level of hilarity and excitement to the game show world," said Cleve Keller and Dave Noll. "Viewers and contestants alike will be stumbling over each other to shout out creative answers while trying to beat the clock."

"The BOGGLE game has always been a crowd favorite, and Cleve and Dave have a found an innovative and engaging way to bring the addictive game to television," said Tara Long, EVP, Alternative Programming, eOne Television. "The unique, fast-paced gameplay will appeal to audiences in the US and around the world."

"The BOGGLE game is fast-moving, challenging and fun and has been a mainstay of game nights since it was introduced in the 70's," said Josh Feldman, Co-Head of Storytelling at Hasbro Studios. "Boggle Battle will appeal to the many die-hard BOGGLE fans around the world."
Boggle Battle is executive produced by John Morayniss and Tara Long for eOne; Cleve Keller and Dave Noll for Keller/Noll; and Josh Feldman for Hasbro Studios. Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner and Chief Content Officer Stephen Davis are also producers on the project. Keller/Noll is represented by Ross Raphael, Collin Reno and Amir Shahkhalili from WME.

And finally, Rupaul moves the race to a different track.

After eight seasons of lip syncing and wig snatching, RuPaul’s Drag Race is sashaying away… to a new network.
Beginning Friday, March 24 (8/7c), new episodes of the former Logo staple will air on VH1, it was announced Wednesday. Reruns of those episodes will air on Logo at later dates.

“Coming off RuPaul’s Emmy win and a ratings record-breaking season of All Stars, the fandom around RuPaul’s Drag Race has only continued to swell as we head into season nine,” says Pamela Post, SVP of Original Programming & Development at Logo. “Broadcasting the show on VH1 will allow more fans to experience the energy, heart and talent these fierce Queens bring to the stage every week.”
Leading up to Drag Race‘s VH1 premiere, Logo will air a “Race to the Nines” marathon, beginning Sunday, March 19 at 8 pm.

Man, the newsroom was lit! Game Show Live! has the newsroom on fire and we can't let a week go by without some fun. So Can you....Sqramble This?

Hint: He used to be an alien, a mom in drag, a professor and a sailor man.

 We'll give you the answer after this Google play Music Interlude because it's time to....

Prepare for a maximum of madness. Prepare.....for a madness of Madison. Prepare......for Madi2TheMax-imum March Madness.

Did you know our Match Game mistress of impressionism  is a Miraculous Ladybug fan? Well, let this video speak for itself. Note: There was a giveaway at that time, so ignore it.

Bonus video: A DIY project related to it.

Did you figure out who it was? He played Mork, Popeye, Patch Adams and Mrs. Doubtfire. I'm talking of course about....

Moving right on, we say goodbye to Celebrity Name game. Although it wasn't a syndicated hit, it showcased Craig Ferguson comedic abilities and made it a hit David and Courtney Cox Arquette created. Here are the memories of CNG as we look back on it.

That's it for this week. Today's consolation prize is a basket of Church's Chicken breasts. They don't need implants, but you need teeth to eat it up.

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.

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