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The whatstrending.com Opening Toss-Up story.
It's that time again.....The 2017 Game Show Garbage Wayney awards! This year, they added 5 nominations and here are the principles.
1. The US version of Divided-It was a lot of drama and not enough money sharing.
2. Save to Win-IF Supermarket Sweep and STYD had a baby, Family Dollar would sponsor it and Pat Neely is worse as host, not to mention an unwinnable bonus game.
3. The Wall-If Plinko had to bulk up stuff from GNC, it would be larger, not to mention a lot of balls and life-changing money. Even Lebron James is involved in this.
4. The Jeff Varner incident-You call somebody transgender.....it's a pink slip on Survivor.
And the final one and it'll be my projected pick.....
That's the Word from Totally.tv. to give you an idea as of why....here's an episode and I'll return with how it's played.
Now that the torture is over, let's get to a examination as to why per rulesheet.
The 2 teams start out playing Password. However, the players are opening their envelopes and their partners are turnt away. The team that guesses the word or runs out of time gets squirted by a clown. Yes, a clown. Because they wanted a Double Dare/Fun House slant to it. It's 2-out of 3 and I wished it was first to a certain amount of points, not to mention having the word by the home audience prior to gameplay like the Password incarnations did. But oh, it gets a little tricky. The teammates will be switched to another team for the second half of round one. ANd oh yeah, have each monitor so that the teammate won't cheat like it does in the Pyramid incarnations. After this, the 2 teammates are now singles as they play an easy part of the Head-to-head Match portion from Match Game. Same 2-out-of-3 but wrong answers.....get you squirted. After this, the finale where 2 of the top winners of the first 2 rounds face off for a prize. All they have is a scrambled jumble of letters and 2 decoy letters to throw off for a loop. Like the Carrington version of Think Fast, there's a buzzer to determine if the word is correct just like the TPIR pricing game Bonkers and there's one word clues. The first to get it right spins a wheel full of prizes and there are mostly gift cards like Sqrambled Scuares used to do, but there's a couple of trips within Southern California along the way. I wished there was a cash jackpot space as well as a "Spin Again" space and a "Take Everything" space where the winner takes all the prizes on the wheel. Oh, and make the wheel bigger. As far as the host Jenn Barlow is concerned.....she sounds like she brought 20 Red Bulls from the gas station and 100 pixie stix before the show. And she sounds squeaky and annoying. I wished Paula Rhodes would've been a better host. And there you go.
Alright, enough of that, please vote on this.....
You can thank me later. Next week, the oddsmakers on the nominees.
After we get some Jello, Bachelor in Paradise is a go.....or is it? That's on the way, but first......
All you 80's babies, I got one for you and it's coming.....
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Welcome back to Game Show Live! Later in the program, is pot legal in weddings? A wedding planner will have us the details on it.
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But we move to Bachelor in Paradise.
Bachelor in Paradise host Chris Harrison is setting the record straight on how this summer's edition will differ from seasons past in light of the controversy that briefly shut production down.
"I think publicly everyone is going to want us to come out and say, 'We've changed everything!' and that it will be earth-shattering. We've really learned from our mistakes, but there really weren't any major mistakes made," Chris told The Hollywood Reporter at The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All taping.
ABC announced earlier this month Season 4 of Bachelor in Paradise will debut on Monday, August 14.
The show was initially scheduled to premiere on August 8, but filming was suspended in June after a producer filed a complaint alleging misconduct in regards to a public hookup between franchise villains Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson.
Since both cast members had been drinking heavily that day, consent to the sexual encounter was in question, especially when Corinne released a statement calling herself "a victim" as news of the incident circulated.
DeMario, however, insisted at the time his character was being "assassinated with false claims and malicious allegations" in light of accusations he had taken advantage of Corinne in Paradise.
Warner Bros. therefore launched an investigation when production halted for a couple of weeks and found no evidence of misconduct or sexual assault. As a result, ABC resumed taping the fourth season, with Warner Bros. revealing certain changes would be implemented to ensure the cast's safety and well-being.
"Yes, we've made some changes, but if you talk to the cast, they've always been the most important thing to us -- taking care of them and their safety," Chris told The Reporter, adding that most of the tweaks were behind-the-scenes.
"So while we're going to talk about rules and talk about certain things and have a dialogue, you're not going to notice major changes."
Bradley Walsh is launching a new quiz show.
While The Chase is off air, Cash Trapped will be taking its place on ITV at 5pm every weekday.
Speaking on ITV's Lorraine this morning (July 31), the host opened up about what fans can expect from the series.
"It's all about escaping the show with the most money," he said. "But you can end up staying on it for weeks as the money accrues.
"Basically, you have to win the show on that day to escape with the money – and you're playing against five other people. If you lose, they retain their money and it rolls over, but you then go back to zero."
While filming the program, Bradley revealed that some of the contestants struggled with being away from their families for so long.
He added: "This one woman – I can't remember her name now – she missed her children so much that she started to get upset.
"We had to say to her, 'Do you want to go?' but she stayed for her kids as she really needed the money. It was extraordinary.
"She was great in the end though. She was terrific. It's a good little show actually."
Bradley also shared some good news for fans of The Chase; he will be filming the new season in September and the show will return to our screens later this year.
Opening up about the hit show, he said: "I honestly don't know anything when I walk out. What you see is what you get.
"I don't know who's coming across the bridge, I don't know which chaser is coming out or what the questions are. I'm an idiot basically. I'm an anchorman that just reads out whatever is written down."
Cash Trapped launches on ITV tonight at 5pm local time.
If you're in Britian and cook well, Mary Berry, yes, it's a rhyming name....is looking for you.
Mary Berry will pop on her judging hat once again as she returns to the kitchen for BBC One. The former Great British Bake Off judge is set to lead the charge to find Britain’s Best Cook in a new series hosted by Strictly Come Dancing‘s Claudia Winkleman. The order for the eight-part competition show comes a little less than a year after Channel 4 poached The Great British Bake Off (C-Note: or "The Great British Baking Show" as it's called here in America) which had been an unrivaled ratings winner and cultural phenomenon for the BBC.
Berry has remained loyal to the broadcaster, saying she “avoided being asked” to move to Channel 4 with GBBO. Her former co-judge, Paul Hollywood, will be part of the C4 program’s team when it launches in the fall.
Produced by Keo Films, Britain’s Best Cook (working title) is due to air next year on BBC One. It’s designed to “test the real-life expertise of truly great home cooks and will celebrate the food people make for their loved ones every single day,” the BBC said today.
Over the eight episodes, 10 contestants will need to demonstrate skill under pressure and individual flair, as they’re asked to serve the most perfect version of dishes that define modern British home cooking as well as create their special take on well-loved classics.
Berry said, “I am never more at home than when I have my judging hat on. This series is going to encourage proper home cooking which I have always championed and I cannot wait to start.” A search for a second judge is underway.
The hourlong primetime series was commissioned by BBC Director of Content, Charlotte Moore, and David Brindley, Head of Commissioning, Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment. Exec producers are Keo’s Andrew Palmer, Matt Cole and Claire Nosworthy.
Berry, who has over 75 cooking books to her name, earlier this year hosted recipe show Mary Berry Everyday for BBC Two, and is also signed to host Mary Berry’s Secrets From Britain’s Great Houses for BBC One.
BBC Two also has a new competitive food show on deck. The Big Family Cooking Showdown will look for Britain’s best family of cooks. The series is to be hosted by TV and radio personality Zoe Ball and former GBBO winner, Nadiya Hussain.
Now to some Cable TV news.
Discovery Communications has agreed to shell out $14.6 billion in both cash and stock for Scripps Networks Interactive, creating a cable channel powerhouse that could be better equipped to thrive in a rapidly changing pay-TV world, the two companies announced on Monday.
The combination joins some of cable television’s most popular channels, including Discovery’s namesake network, Science, OWN and TLC with Scripps’ HGTV, Travel Channel and Food Network, among others. And it’s another big deal in a string of major transactions, headlined by AT&T’s $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, as companies stake claims on premium content in a shifting and increasingly competitive distribution landscape.
“This is an exciting new chapter for Discovery. Scripps is one of the best run media companies in the world with terrific assets, strong brands and popular talent and formats. Our business is about great storytelling, authentic characters and passionate super fans. We believe that by coming together with Scripps, we will create a stronger, more flexible and more dynamic media company with a global content engine that can be fully optimized and monetized across our combined networks, products and services in every country around the world,” Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav said.
Here's a short and sweet story:
Nickelodeon announced today that multi-faceted entertainer Nick Cannon will take the mic as host of Lip Sync Battle Shorties, a spinoff of Spike's Emmy-nominated global phenomenon, Lip Sync Battle. Joining him to provide commentary on each performance is breakout star and social media sensation JoJo Siwa, who will serve as Cannon's sidekick. The 10-episode series, which features real-life kids lip-syncing pop songs in celebration of their favorite artists, will premiere in early 2018, with Halloween and holiday specials set to air later this year.
"I'm excited to host the first season of Lip Sync Battle Shorties. It's always a pleasure to work with my family at Nickelodeon. It's going to be a lot of fun watching the kids lip-sync their favorite songs and perform like their favorites artists," said host Nick Cannon.
"Nick Cannon grew up on Nickelodeon and into one of the best hosts and comedic actors on TV. Along with his passion for music, he brings with him such an amazing understanding and enthusiasm for kid performers. We feel very lucky to have Nick at the helm of Shorties, we're ready to rock!," said executive producers Casey Patterson and Jay Peterson.
"With Nick Cannon at the helm, every episode of Lip Sync Battle Shorties will be an over-the-top Nickelodeon event, with real kids in the driver's seat, battling head-to-head in the ultimate competition show," said Bronwen O'Keefe, Senior Vice President, Nickelodeon Live Action and Movies.
Nickelodeon premiered an hour-long Lip Sync Battle Shorties special in December 2016, which posted double-and triple digit gains with kids and drew more than two million total viewers (Live+7). Content from the special has garnered over 20 million views on Nickelodeon's YouTube channel to date.
Created and executive produced by Casey Patterson Entertainment and Matador Content, Lip Sync Battle Shorties lets three talented real-life kid participants personalize their performances, allowing them to make decisions on all creative elements, from song and costume selection, to choreography and staging. Each episode will also feature the Shorties Dance Crew, a 10-person, in-house backup crew who has mastered all styles of dance from breakdancing to ballroom, and conclude with a special celebrity appearance and final performance from all the kids
Which Food show is running the Gauntlet?
Iron Chef continues to be one of the most popular cooking shows on TV thanks, in part, to the fact that its producers keep rebooting the program and sprouting spinoffs — it’s kind of like Law & Order or Air Bud in that regard. After a three-year hiatus, the Food Network brought back the hit competition show this spring with Alton Brown serving as both host and chairman. And now, the network announces that the program is getting a new counterpart series called Iron Chef Showdown, which will feature victorious Iron Chefs cooking against each other in Kitchen Stadium.
Michael Symon, Bobby Flay, Alex Guarnaschelli, Jose Garces, and newly-minted Iron Chef Stefanie Izard are all on board. Alton will be back as a host, but this time around, series veteran Mark Dacascos will be returning as the Chairman, and ESPN veteran Jaymee Sire will be joining the team as a reporter.
Now on to a little thing called:
Buzz-GSN where we ask you guys on the GSN facebook page everything and anything.
Michael Anthony Castellon is our featured commentator. He starts by saying:
"How many times must you air too much Family Feud? I am not in a good mood to watch GSN and all i find on there is too much Family Feud and once is okay but not too much Family Feud back to back back to back so why don't you cut back on Feud before the day comes and you don't have too many viewers watching your channel anymore and bring Debt game show from season 1 and 2 on your channel and bring back new episodes of Debt because we all need to be out of Debt so enough with Family Feud day in and day out. I don't know how you people even have that channel on cable and satellite line up and back then you used to be a good channel with classic game shows but now your channel is garbage because of too much Family Feud on your channel. Man oh man."
But oh he keeps on going.....
"I ain't going to sit there and watch back to back episodes of Family Feud or i will call Directv and have them block your channel so you better start cutting back on Feud because you're losing viewers and bring Debt episodes from season 1 and 2 on your line up and other game shows except you can still keep Family Feud on for one hour but not too much Family Feud or i will ask Directv to please drop your channel just like the weather channel was dropped off of Directv because of too many reality shows and you're gonna get the same thing the weather channel got is you getting dropped off of providers because of too much Family Feud episodes."
He goes on to say.....
"We want to see Debt game show and other classic game shows on your channel and less of Feud because boy too much Family Feud you have on your channel and your channel has been going downhill since i think late 2000s and 2010s."
Then he says.....
"When are you going to learn that too much Family Feud has gotten more boring and boring? We like Cash Cab and we would also like to see Debt and other classic game shows so bring back Debt and classic game shows or you're gonna lose your viewers because no one wants to watch your channel to find more Family Feud on your channel and you don't listen for nothing so why do we bother telling you to cut back on Feud when you don't care. One or two Feud episodes is okay but not about 10 hours of Family Feud, No good so cut back on Feud or lose your viewers."
But he's got more to say.
"When are you going to cut back on Family Feud? You don't care about your viewers and it's such a sad part that you say we will air Family Feud and we don't care about viewers and you just wanna lose viewers and Family Feud is okay for one hour but not all day Feud because no good man so cut back on Feud and put less Feud on and more classic game shows and Debt too."
Michael, we at Game Show Live! would love to see Debt as well as Classic Millionaire and old GSN programming we haven't seen in a while, but Family Feud is WAY too much. Tell GSN I said hi.
Time now for.....
The Dilemma Diary. Picture this: You're on TPIR playing the Bargain Game from June 6th of 2017 and you're giving 1 of 2 options:
Which one is the bigger bargain? We'll give you a minute to think after this Google Play music interlude from our Super Password soul sister Alyse Black to kick off Absolutely Alyse in August.
Now we get to figure out which one you've chosen.....it was....the TV. That's because the TV was at $1820, but saved $1400 while the handbags on the other hand was at $2037, but saved only $600. Nice job!
Our last story is this: WWE Superstar Becky Lynch is teaming up with Mission Control Media and NBCUniversal to reboot a 90's teen game show Peer Pressure as host after finding out R-Truth's WWE game show project had been scrapped. The board game will be much bigger and will feature bigger temptations.....
Holy Magic 8-ball Batfink, get ready for.....
The Lightning Rant. 90 seconds to talk about why Candy Crush is failing starting from.................
CBS spent $2 million bucks on a new game show based on an app. The result: A complete disaster. That 2 million is a touchscreen and the players have a lot of trouble here and there, but I would rather play WWE champions than watch this mess. They added some things that'll make a kids show proud, but not Candy Crush because the ABC lineup is kicking their butt. Beat Shazam is successful because of its use of music and Jamie Foxx and celebrity stars popping in to say hi, but on Candy Crush, it had a CBS reality show special at first and the rest was all downhill every show from here. I expect Candy Crush to get cancelled by this month and there is no way CBS would make a disaster out of that.
That's it for this week. Today's consolation prize is a box of Spawn Comic books. If you'll excuse me, I'm clocking out and binge watch the Spawn series from HBO.
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