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, my robotic scrolling ticker, welcome to 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 Redbox. If movie nights are your hing in spring, get Redbox. Every movie, every game for a low rental price. Let's get techno-fied as we start with....

 The Opening Toss-Up story.

Doogie Howser, show host?

No stranger to young geniuses, Neil Patrick Harris hosts NBC's exciting new game show "Genius Junior," which celebrates the brightest children in America.

The average adult relies on Google maps to get them to their destination, their calculator for simple math problems and auto-correct for spelling errors. However, what if they had to memorize the entire U.S. highway system, do mind-bending math equations or spell incredibly complex words - backwards - all on their own? What if they had to do this against the clock? And what if they were all 12 years old and under?

"Genius Junior" is the ultimate test of smarts. Twelve teams of the most incredible children in the country will compete to be crowned Genius Junior. Over five grueling rounds, with each round tougher than the last, teams of three children will have to work together to beat the competition. It's not enough to win a spelling bee, be a mathlete or even a memory champion - to win "Genius Junior" you have to be brilliant at everything.

The winning team will take home the Genius Junior Grant that will set the stage for a big and bright future ahead.

"I'm thrilled to be part of a project that shines a light on extraordinary children and challenges viewers to exercise their own minds," Harris said. "NBC is a great home for 'Genius Junior.' Plus, the contestants are kids, so they're destined to be hilarious or, you know, snap. Win/win. I kid. #pun."

"Tackling incredibly tough and fast-paced challenges, these amazing child prodigies will leave us entertained and awestruck," said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment. "We are thrilled to have Neil as our host. His quick wit and charm are perfectly suited to keep up with the unpredictability that is sure to ensue."

"Watching these amazing genius children solve problems that most adults would find impossible is absolutely riveting," said Mike Darnell, President of Warner Bros. Unscripted and Alternative Television. "Add in the super smart and multi-talented Neil Patrick Harris...and it's a no-brainer that this show is going to work."

"Genius Junior" host Neil Patrick Harris currently stars as Count Olaf in Netflix's series adaptation of "A Series of Unfortunate Events."

Harris is a five-time Emmy Award winner for hosting four Tony Awards telecasts and his guest-starring role on "Glee." He also served as host and producer of two Emmy Award telecasts. Additionally, Harris served as the host of the 87th Oscars in 2015.

Harris appeared as the beloved character Barney Stinson in the hit CBS comedy series "How I Met Your Mother," a role which garnered him multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations, as well as two People's Choice Awards and a Critics' Choice Award. Other TV credits include "Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris," "Stark Raving Mad," "American Horror Story," "Glee" and, famously, "Doogie Howser, M.D."

Under the direction of two-time Oscar nominee David Fincher, Harris starred in the 2014 film "Gone Girl." His other movie credits include "A Million Ways to Die in the West," "The Smurfs" franchise, and "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle."

A veteran of the theater, Harris originated the role of Hedwig in the Tony-winning Broadway production of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," which earned him Tony, Drama League and Drama Desk awards. He made his musical directorial debut with the Hollywood Bowl's staging of Jonathan Larson's "Rent."

He will soon be releasing a new middle grade fiction series, "The Magic Misfits," in 2017.

"Genius Junior" is produced by Shed Media. The series is executive produced by Neil Patrick Harris, Pam Healey, John Hesling, Phil Parsons and Ed Egan.

This Friday on Livewire!, Chris Hardwick meets Mark Burnett. What happens next? Livewire! will tell the tale. Catch it here!

This Robot party has just begun. After this, ABC replaces a show no one has ever heard of, with a show America has heard of. That's on the way, but first...

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A little more than 3 weeks ago, ABC did a new show called Time After Time. Have a look. Sinema?

It was all based on the classic H.G. Wells novel, The Time Machine. Apparently, the viewers thought it was too much like Doctor Who. Which reminds me of this "segment-within-a-segment." welcome to....

So Impressed! with Madi2TheMax. We just found out that Madison Brunoehler's channel just reached 4000 subs on Youtube. Yippee!!!! And hereto do some Doctor Who impressions is who else,  our Match Game mistress of impressionism, ....Madi2theMax!
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Thanks Madi. But let's get back to the story we were after. ABC decided to pull the plug and put this on instead.
Yep. Match Game on ABC. For the next 3 weeks. Sunday Nights are alive and well.
Here's something socially awesome.
It’s the longest-running game show in TV history and remains No. 1 in daytime ratings, but the venerable The Price Is Right is kicking up its heels this week with a variety of social-media stars, games, prizes and other gambits.“We used to have to come out and ask the audience what prizes and games they liked,” said Executive Producer Mike Richards of show producer Fremantle Media. “What social media does is allow us to do that across the country. We love it. We get such interaction.”

The CBS show’s “Socially Awesome Week” opened with today’s episode featuring influencer Jake Paul (who catapulted form Vine fame to more than 3.6 million YouTube subscribers, 5.4 million Instagram followers, and a venture-backed startup with high-profile investors) taking over the Price Instagram account and also performing as a guest model on set during presentations of prizes.

The social-media feedback has helped keep the show from getting outdated, Richards said. He and other show executives joked about the old days, when prizes invariably included a grandfather clock in most episodes. Among the cars, vacations, appliances and furniture given away this week are tech-related options such as a PlayStation 4 with a PS VR virtual-reality headset and accessories, as well as high-end smartphones.

“We give away more prizes than anyone,” said Supervising Prize Producer Eric Mills, between $90 million and $100 million a year, to about 1,900 winners who manage to at least “come on down” to the front. And to find all the cutting-edge gear, Mills and others haunt the aisles of the Consumer Electronics Show, to see what’s going to be hot for the year.

And because “Millennials don’t want stuff, they want experiences,” the show’s prizes now include many more overseas trips to countries such as China, Mills said.

Other events during Socially Awesome Week include live tweeting during the airing of all episodes:
- Two “Tweet for a Seat” winners, each of whom created and successfully submitted their best personal “Come On Down” videos on Twitter, were flown to Los Angeles for an episode taping and put up in a hotel.
- Wednesday will include a win-at-home opportunity for people using the #SociallyAwesomeTPIR hashtag, awarding $1,000 to a home audience member every time someone wins a pricing game.
- Throwback Thursday will include a recreation of a 1983 episode, down to updated versions of all the prizes awarded.
- Friday will feature one of the show’s models, James O’Halloran, as a Facebook Live correspondent giving a behind-the-scenes look at show preparations.

Richards said the Facebook Live initiative is “hard for us” to pull together amid the hubbub of pre-show production, but the producers will test it as an opportunity to further harness audience engagement.
“It’s more of our initiative of touching fans and getting them to be a part of the show,” Richards said.

What's In the Box? A Toy Box.
The premiere of the ultimate toy-competition series, "The Toy Box," airing on FRIDAY, APRIL 7 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, features five passionate amateur inventors who have put their hearts, souls and a lot of money into their unique toy concepts with hopes of impressing the mentors and making it to The Toy Box where young, no-nonsense judges determine if they will earn the chance to compete for the grand prize. This week's toy inventions include:

Arya Ball - a reimagining of the soccer ball with special surprises inside
Inventor: Babak from Carlsbad, California

Wacky Worm Racing Game - a racing game where players dressed in a worm costume race to cross the finish line
Inventor: Cedric from Orlando, Florida

Niya Doll - a multicultural doll collection who sings and speaks in multiple languages
Inventor: Darla from Columbia, South Carolina

Swurfer - a backyard swing inspired by a surfboard
Inventor: Rob from Charleston, South Carolina

Party Cannon - a party game that launches toys, prizes and candy
Inventor: Rick from Miami Springs, Florida
In each episode of "The Toy Box," inventors present their toy concepts to a group of mentors that include Dylan's Candy Bar owner Dylan Lauren, toy guru Jim Silver and Pixar creative director of Consumer Products, Jen Tan. If the toy maker gets past the mentors, they will move on to The Toy Box where a panel of young, no-holds-barred judges that include Sophia Grace Brownlee ("The Ellen Degeneres Show"), Aalyrah Caldwell ("Uncle Buck"), Toby Grey ("The Unexpected John Cena Prank") and Noah Ritter ("The Ellen Degeneres Show") decide which toy moves on to the finals and eventually crowned the winner. That winning toy will be sold exclusively at Toys"R"Us® after the series finale.
Flip on this.
The cream of the crop of the culinary world go head-to-head as they are put to the test to produce the most crowd-pleasing dishes in local farmers' markets on Cooking Channel's newest action-packed, half-hour cooking competition, Farmers' Market Flip. Host Jeff Mahin presides over the competition beginning on Thursday, April 20th at 10pmET/7pmPT, as two teams of talented chefs shop for the freshest, seasonal ingredients the farmers' market has to offer. Then, they must cook up the most delicious gourmet meal for the toughest judges around - hungry market-goers. When time is up, the team that wins over the most palates will take home the $5,000 prize and bragging rights!

"Farmers' Market Flip combines the hottest food trend of farm-to-table fare, with fast-paced challenges that push the teams' cooking skills and culinary creativity to their limit," said Allison Page, General Manager, U.S. Programming and Development, Scripps Networks Interactive. "Viewers, and market-goers, are in for a treat as these talented competitors whip up on-the-fly, fresh gourmet bites."

In each episode, the contestants' cooking abilities are put to the test as they face off in two rounds of challenges. First, in the Flavor of the Market challenge the teams must create a dish that highlights a vendor's star ingredient, such as a naval orange, bok choy or cauliflower to make it shine on the plate. The team with the most flavorful and creative dish, with the best presentation, will earn a special advantage in the Feed the Market challenge. In the second round, the teams will have 20 minutes to race through the farmers' market to buy ultra-fresh ingredients for their final plates. With only one hour to prepare their gourmet plates, the competition heats up with surprising twists, such as incorporating secret ingredients or using a specific kitchen tool to make their meal. The team that impresses the hungry customers at the market and earns the most votes will be crowned the winner.

Fans can get tips for prepping and cooking with farmers' market produce on They can also join the conversation online using #FarmersMarketFlip.
Remember that Fox show called "Boom!?" Well, Filipino prodco Television and Production Exponents (TAPE) has picked up format rights to Keshet International (KI) gameshow Boom!.

TAPE is making a daily stripped-back version (78×20’) to air as a segment within GMA Networks’ hit lunchtime TV variety show Eat Bulaga!. The latter has been on air since 1979, making it the country’s longest-running lunchtime variety show.

Boom!, which was created by Keshet, Ido Rosenblum and July August Productions, has sold to 13 countries, led by Antena 3 in Spain, where it has aired more than 500 episodes so far.

Boom! is also currently on air on MCOT in Thailand, Nove in Italy, Azteca in Mexico and SBT in Brazil, where it forms part of popular local variety show Programa Silvio Santos.

The format sees contestants completing intellectual and physical challenges against a clock displayed on a ‘bomb’ in the middle of the studio.
It’s been just over two weeks since Tyra Banks reclaimed her position at the head of America’s Next Top Model‘s judging panel, but the 43-year-old is already stirring the pot.

The supermodel, television producer, and makeup mogul has announced she is removing the age limit from the ANTM contestant application, opening the modeling competition up to contenders of all ages.

“There have been 23 cycles of America’s Next Top Model, and every single cycle we say you have to be 27 years old or younger,” Banks said in a video message she tweeted Saturday. “You know what I hear all the time? ‘Tyra, come on! Why have an age limit?’ So, you know what? I’m taking that age limit off. You want to audition for America’s Next Top Model? I don’t care how old you are, honey.”

While the age limit is a thing of the past, Banks asks that potential contestants come prepared to do two things: “You just need to know how to smize and be open to learning how to work the runway like a supermodel,” she says.

Banks, who was also recently hired as the new host of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, confirmed she would return to the show she launched back in 2003 after taking a short hiatus from the judges’ panel throughout cycle 23 — the show’s first to air on VH1. Pop star Rita Ora replaced Banks in the interim.
Idol can breathe easy now.
According to TMZ, the proposed American Idol revival has been shelved amid a dispute between producers Fremantle Media and Core Media Group.

It was first reported back in February that Fremantle pitched NBC execs a revival of the long-running singing competition. NBC was said to be seriously considering the idea, giving them the leeway to cut The Voice down to once a year while still maintaining a year-round reality line-up, where The Voice would air in the fall, followed by Idol in spring and America’s Got Talent in summer.

On March 28, TMZ reported that the Peacock network and Fox, Idol‘s former network, had both made pitches to Fremantle with an interest in bringing the show back. Fremantle, which also produces AGT, was said to be pushing Core to agree to NBC’s offer, which Core construed as a potential conflict of interest, with Fremantle hoping Idol would help make AGT “the cornerstone of a year-round” reality-TV cycle on NBC. Core feared this would diminish Idol‘s value as a brand.
To which we all say....good.
Let's go back to the 90's!
ABC is jumping back into the reality singing-competition genre and adding a twist. The network has given a 10-episode series order to “Boy Band,” a show that will pit singers against one another in a battle to join the next music-group sensation, Variety has learned exclusively. Produced by Matador Content (“Lip Sync Battle”), the series is set to debut this summer on the Alphabet.

No host or judges have been selected yet, but insiders say that ABC is out to a number of boy-band and girl-band members past and present for the role of host and for the judges panel. The judges will be called “architects,” and will serve as mentors.

Performers will compete for spots in a band with a recording contract at Hollywood Records, with viewers voting live at home for their five favorite potential members. “Boy Band” will be executive produced by Todd Lubin, Jay Peterson, Jane Mun, and Joel Relampagos.
Adios, Spike, Hello.....Paramount Network?
The worldwide hit franchise, "Lip Sync Battle" is returning for a fourth season consisting of 18 half-hour episodes, it was announced today by Kevin Kay, President, Spike (soon to be the Paramount Network), TV Land, CMT. The new season will launch on Paramount Network in January 2018 with a special star-studded LIVE episode emanating from the Paramount lot.

The Emmy(R)-nominated, critically-acclaimed, multiplatform megastar for the network has delivered close to one billion cross-platform views since launch, over two million YouTube Channel subscribers, over two million fans on Facebook, and is the most watched original series in network history.

Season three of "Lip Sync Battle" is in production now with new episodes debuting on Spike Thursday, April 20 at 10:00pm ET/PT.

"Lip Sync Battle has evolved into a premium global franchise with a nearly a billion platforms views in less than two years," said Kay. "With our amazing hosts, incredible participating talent, and creative and forward-thinking producers, Lip Sync Battle will be a cornerstone franchise for the rebranded Paramount Network launching next January."

"The entire Lip Sync Battle family is so honored and over the moon to have a home on the new Paramount Network! We're already planning our LIVE Season 4 Synctacular Event on the fabled Paramount backlot. They may never be the same!" said Casey Patterson, Executive Producer.

The "Lip Sync Battle" brand grew exponentially over the past year. Spike's sister network Nickelodeon recently greenlit the new original series, "Lip Sync Battle Shorties" featuring real-life kids lip-syncing pop songs in celebration of their favorite artists. Also this year, a groundbreaking new "Lip Sync Battle" app was launched to rave reviews and a partnership with Carnival Cruise Lines was created for an on-board experiential experience.

In addition, the "Lip Sync Battle" franchise is taking over the world airing in 110 territories spread out over six continents and original format versions in in 14 countries as wide ranging as Israel, Poland, Vietnam, South Africa and Indonesia and Viacom's Channel 5 in the UK where it has been a huge ratings success.

And now for something you would never put on the Do Not Call List, It's....

Buzz-GSN where we ask you guys on the GSN facebook page everything and anything.
Gwen Masur kicks it off with:

"for the last two days your commercial for McDonalds has been in spanish. I know nothing about speaking spanish and dont want to learn. I was born and raised ENGLISH and will continute to speak my native language. So please change your commercial to English. Thank you."

Don't you watch Univision? James R. Breton says....

"Getting sick of looking to see what's airing and it's Family Feud for hours.
Get some more Game Shows! Please!!"

I Agree. X gets the square. Jonathan Lathi goes with....

"You should bring back some great old game shows for Autism Awareness Month."

That would be cool. Michael DiMaggio goes with....

 "Can you please bring Donny Osmond's version of Pyramid onto you schedule? I really miss that version."
Go ahead, GSN, make it happen! Now we go to Marilyn Masters.
"You'd be better off scrapping Divided and reviving The Chase. Divided is a real loser of a show."
Divided is actually returning. seriously. Gary N. Greybeard is up.
"No more Catch 21! Instead more episodes of Family Feud...there is already about 400 of those a week! Don't like Divided at all but love Idiotest, Bring back Russian Roulette with Mark L. Walberg & Chain Reaction with Dylan Lane."
Really GSN? You took off Catch 21 for Feud? And let's end it with our good friend Greg Palmer.
"I'm not liking the green and yellow sidebars you placed on the screen during non-HD shows. Please remove it and cover the entire screen."

Try Buzzr. They don't have sidebars.
And now solve this Super Password Puzzle from 1984.
Figure it out for yourself after this Google Play Music interlude as we kick off our annual spring tradition: April Acapella Awareness month. We kick it off with the grammy award winners.....Pentatonix!!!!!

Now we get to see the answer. It's....

Way to go, Mr. Potato Head.

For the first time since 1974, TPIR had the closest showcase bid ever. How close? It's our.....

Starbucks Via Instant Classic.

Now that was close.

That's it for this week. Today's consolation prize is a Trump hairpiece. Perfect for impersonating the president at your next open mic comedy night.

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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