Saturday, January 28, 2017

What's up ahead......

On the next Game Show Live!.....

-One established producer gets an award....
-Easy puzzle....dumb solve? 
-And we kick off Relationship Disasters.

It's all the way live on Game Show Live! Lock it in, maaaaaan!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Livewire! 1/27

Madison Brunoehler: From Game Show Live!, this is.....................

Livewire! Yesterday's headlines today. Brought to you by.....

The Wall....of art. Hang them on your wall....and make your friends and family proud with the finest artwork from Gallery1988 to I Am 8-bit. The Wall of Art is located right next to Pizza Hut. Donald Trump not allowed. 

And now from our Game Show Live! Newsroom, here comes Pierre Kelly!

Me: Thank you Madi2theMax, welcome to Livewire! Our newsroom have prepped real hard for the Royal Rumble. The first step in the Road To Wrestlemania. But we're not here to talk teh over the top rope stipulation, we're here to give you the latest news in the wide world of game shows. So ring that bell and let's begin our Game show news.....with sass.

Sue Sylvester goes to Washington

She has hosted many Hollywood Game Nights on NBC and now.....she'll play a popular SNL character favorite.

Jane Lynch will be playing Janet Reno in Discovery’s scripted drama “Manifesto,” Variety has learned.
The Emmy-winning “Glee” actress and “Hollywood Game Night” host joins a cast that includes Paul Bettany and Sam Worthington in their first major U.S. TV roles, Chris Noth, and Keisha Castle-Hughes.
“Manifesto” tells the story of how FBI agent Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerald (Worthington) deployed a radical approach to intelligence gathering to take down Ted Kaczynski (Bettany), also known as the “Unabomber,” one of the most infamous criminal masterminds in the world. Reno, who oversaw Kaczynski’s capture and conviction, was the first woman to serve as Attorney General. On-screen, Lynch will interact most with Noth’s Don Ackerman, the Bay Area Divisional Head of the FBI who supervised the Unabomber Task Force.
Discovery ordered the project to series at the end of March 2016, and production will start in Atlanta on Jan. 30 with an eye toward a premiere later in 2017. Greg Yaitanes (“Quarry,” “Banshee”) will executive produce, direct and serve as showrunner. Andrew Sodroski created the series and serves as an executive producer, and Jim Fitzgerald will serve as consulting producer. “Manifesto” is produced by Lionsgate and Trigger Street Productions. Lynch is repped by UTA and attorney Adam Kaller.  And in a related note, Lea Michelle will play Monica Lewinsky. 
Get ready, get set....Get an Sirius XM radio.

From Celebrity Name Game to radio, Craig Ferguson will join Sirius XM. Set to debut Feb. 27, "The Craig Ferguson Show" will broadcast live from Los Angeles.
"This is premium, quality, drive-time entertainment. It's like 'Game of Thrones' in your car without pictures. Also, given recent events on earth, I wanted to return to a daily show without the restriction of wearing pants or shaving [anywhere]," Ferguson said in a statement.
"I look forward to working in an environment that has zero censorship and zero network interference. The melon-farmers at SiriusXM told me to say that."
"Craig Ferguson is a great broadcasting talent with a singular style, and we are thrilled that he is bringing his wit and talents to SiriusXM," added Scott Greenstein, president and chief content officer for SiriusXM.
"Throughout his impressive, award-winning career, Craig's irreverent charm has won over millions of Americans, while proving himself a true original. Now with his daily show on SiriusXM, Craig will deliver a completely original comedy show to our national audience, a commitment from a triple-threat talent that we are very excited to launch."


What do you want more from Adam Lambert? A reunion with Queen, of course.  The pairing, known as Queen + Adam Lambert, will begin hitting the road starting June 23 at the Gila River Arena in Phoenix before wrapping things up at the Toyota Center in Houston on August 5.
Tickets go on sale starting Feb. 3 via Live Nation while pre-sale tickets will be made available to members of Queen and Adam Lambert's fan clubs starting Jan. 31.


The 25-city North American tour will also have a holograph of Freddie Mercury.....and Flash Gordon will be there, too.....if he's available. 

Picture This.

Loren Lee Chen has trolled the Golden State Warriors in final "Jeopardy" the last two nights on the show.

Jeopardy! champion Loren Lee Chen made reference to the Warriors collapse by wagering $301 in his final “Jeopardy!” Tuesday night and followed it up with $739 on Wednesday, a nod at the team’s record last season. He later tweeted this after the show: 

No word yet on when someone from the Detroit Lions bet $16 because of their only season and teh only team so far to go 0-16.

Old School news!

Central Florida will get caught in a Trivia Trap....

....when Bob Eubanks brings game show fun to  The Sharon on Jan. 29 at 5 and  8 p.m. for a game show program you won't forget. Trivia Trap won't be on the menu. 

They Think his career is over.....

TV comedian Rory McGrath has pleaded guilty in court to stalking a married woman over a period of 14 months.
McGrath, 60, admitted the charge when he appeared at Huntingdon Magistrates’ Court in Cambridgeshire.
His guilty plea follows an earlier denial of the single charge of stalking at an earlier hearing at the court in November.
He changed his plea on the first day of his trial.
McGrath, who regularly appeared as a team captain on sport-themed game show They Think It’s All Over, and more recently in comedy documentary Three Men in a Boat, was accused of sending the woman electronic messages, and of approaching her in the street and following her.
He is also alleged to have sent letters to the woman’s husband.

GSN has tried it in America, but the original UK version started all that. 
The game show has been slammed with "fix" allegations over the past few months after one of the masterminds broke the rules on screen but the 56-year-old host is adamant the programme isn't staged and allows him to mess around with the contestants.
Speaking to BANG Showbiz at the National Television Awards, held at London's O2 Arena, on Wednesday (25.01.17), he said: "It goes from strength to strength. It's a fantastic achievement. It's all down to the production team, 1200 shows now, what's that 4800 people coming through. If someone was telling me at ITV, it hasn't reached its full potential yet, so that's quite frightening.
"Who knows, we could be on at the turn of the next century. It's the actual fun of doing it, and I get to play along 'The Chase', which is great, the beauty of it is I never see the questions, so the beauty of it is sometimes I know it, most the time I don't, and then we have a bit of banter. It's a lot of fun. It's a sensational format."
As well as working on the game show, Bradley is also keen to make another album following the success of his debut LP 'Chasing Dreams' last year. But will Brooke Burns appear on teh album? Nah. 

Legends of the hidden.....valley?

The Thread, a local Fox show in St. Louis does a game show segemnt in which you have to identify either Hiddden Valley Ski Ranch or.....Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing. I'm not kidding. And it provides a 70's vibe to it.

And our final story falls under the category of.....

You can't make this....


Look at this if you will....

Can you guess who the son belongs to?

Time's up. It's Drew Carey. News footage of the boy went viral after the inauguration eve protest in Washington D.C. -- and we've confirmed it was 11-year-old Connor behind one of the night's most memorable moments.
A source close to Drew tells us Connor got caught up in the emotions of the crowd around him, and he was in hot water afterward. We're told Drew and Connor's mom were upset about how he expressed himself to the reporter, and talked to him about his language. Here's the Price is Right host on that same night.

And somewhere George Gray is nowhere to be found.

Since the Sundance film festival happened this past week or 2, I bet it'll be nice to hear a song from Park City, Utah native and our Game Show gypsy queen Robyn Cage to give you something nice.....r. Hit it!

No pianos were burned during the making of this music video.

That's all for now, but remember one thing: If you want you son to be a game show host, go watch plenty of Buzzr and introduce your son to classic game shows. Then, tell your friends why you like classic game shows. So until next time and all the on playas. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Get Your back up off the Wall.......Like Right now!

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, the Celine Dion to my Peabo Bryson, the Diana Ross to my Lionel Richie, the.......Rihanna to my Eminem.......... anyways, 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. As you may have guessed, plans now start at $30 a month. Yes, $30 a month. Find a Cricket Wireless store near you and see what plan you're in for. Now that Stephanie has sung her chorus, let's drop the verse with....

 The Opening Toss-Up story.

When LeBron James and Maverick Carter wanted to make The Wall, no one knew it was going to be a life changing game..........until now. NBC has ordered 20 more episodes of its edge-of-your-seat new alternative hit "The Wall," executive produced by NBA superstar LeBron James and Maverick Carter and hosted by Chris Hardwick.
"When we started 'The Wall' we wanted to create something that would get families excited and change peoples' lives. Maverick and I couldn't be more proud of the show's early success and we want to keep building on that," said James. "I want to thank NBC for their partnership, Andrew Glassman for his vision, and all the fans for their support."

"We're thrilled that viewers have become as captivated by 'The Wall' as we are," said Meredith Ahr, President, Universal Television Alternative Studio, NBC Entertainment. "We have been in pursuit of a brand new high-stakes game show for a while and are so happy to have developed it with LeBron James. Every time a player releases a green or red ball, the tension is palpable because each drop can affect the contestants life in the most extraordinary way and that makes for great television."

"A big event, family-friendly game show that can open a night is a wonderful asset joining NBC's powerhouse reality brands such as 'The Voice,' 'America's Got Talent,' 'American Ninja Warrior' and 'Little Big Shots,'" said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment. "Chris Hardwick is masterful as he conducts this high-stakes rollercoaster, and the dramatic ride of the contestants ends with a thrilling decision that pays off differently every time and increases viewership significantly across the hour."

Following "Better Late Than Never," "The Wall" marks the second show to launch under the newly formed Universal Television Alternative Studio, which was announced in June.

"The Wall" is also garnering exceptional interest across the globe with top French broadcaster TF1 being the first foreign territory to commission the show and gearing up to produce 40 episodes this spring. Wallflowers rejoice!

This Friday on Livewire!, Who'll play Janet Reno? Plus, something's in the hidden valley, all on Livewire!  Catch it here!

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And because you asked, it's our Yay & Yawn of January.

The yay: The Wall. A game that changed the NBC landscape forever. And made Chris Hardwick a star.

The Yawn: Window Warriors. And you thought Skin Wars was bad, huh?

Don't get yourself punched in the throat, because after this, Buzzr has plans for the year. That's on the way, but first...

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Break out your bellbottom jeans you brought from the goodwill, because this album may be coming to iTunes and Google Play. Here it comes.

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Coming to Game Show Live! in February.....

They say good love is hard to find.....but.....

most dates end in a disaster. Introducing.....

Relationship Disasters. A month of disastrous TV shows involving dating. Was Skipper Kress the one that got away? Why did Wendy Williams make a love triangle? And why did a football player find a date? Those questions will be answered, so skip out on all the Sweethearts candy, forget the date you wanted to plan and make a date with us for Relationship Disasters. February 1st on Game Show Live! Get......heartbroken.

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Welcome back to Game Show Live! Later on in the show,  we will talk to Brianna Chandler aka MissMovies on the Oscar nominees that happened this past week.

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But before we surprise you with our Oscar picks, let's talk Buzzr for a minute. On January 30th, Buzzr Bowl will honor a second edition with new episodes of Family Feud featuring the 1989 ones from the Combs version plus Alex Karras on Match Game. It'll be fun. In addition, they will air a series of people who hold...."odd Jobs." Nice. But there is a Top 10 series on Youtube to make you feel like a game show genius. Buzzr in 2017. The year of the Buzzr.

It looks like Sony TV made be in Jeopardy!....(no pun intended) with its studios. As Michael Lynton, the former head of Sony Entertainment, heads for greener pastures at Snap Inc., speculation has been bandied about what might happen to the fate of Sony's entertainment arm, especially Sony Pictures. While some have speculated CBS might be a natural buyer, perhaps the most obvious one of all isn't an old-world media conglomerate, but rather a new one -- YouTube.
The Google-owned video-sharing website and not CBS, Paramount, Fox or any other major conglomerate would make the most sense for Sony Pictures, should the Japanese-based conglomerate want to offload the unit.

Unlike the aforementioned companies, YouTube (via its parent company, Alphabet), has the balance sheet to do such a deal. At the end of the third-quarter, Alphabet had more than $83 billion in cash and cash equivalents, plenty enough to swallow a deal for Sony Pictures, which could go for as much as $20 or $30 billion, depending upon the math.
The Hollywood Reporter has mentioned CBS (as have others) as a potential buyer of Sony Pictures -- owner of the Merv Griffin, Barry-Enright, Stewart & Barris catalogues and majority owner of GSN -- it makes sense. Les Moonves has long wanted to own a movie studio and it's the only major U.S.-based media conglomerate without a significant movie studio (CBS Films is small in comparison to Warner Bros., Universal, 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney [DIS] and Paramount). Don't be surprised if Wheel and J! head to CBS TV city. As far as the ones who hold the defunct companies go.......we don't know.

Time to face this fact: Syfy's award-winning series FACE OFF returns for Season 11 on Tuesday, January 24 at 9/8c with 16 all-star contestants vying for a grand prize and the honor of being Hollywood's next great special effects make-up artist. Hosted by make-up effects royalty McKenzie Westmore, the series returns with elaborate never-before-seen challenges to test their skills as they battle it out for a coveted SECOND CHANCE at victory. FACE OFF: ALL STARS was announced this morning on THE TODAY SHOW as two audience members were treated to spectacular Halloween make-overs by contestants Stella Sensel (Season 7) and Tyler Green (Season 6).

The full list of contestants set to compete on FACE OFF: ALL STARS below:

Adam Milicevic (Season 8) Los Angeles, CA
Ben Ploughman (Season 9) Los Angeles, CA
Cat Paschen (Season 6) Los Angeles, CA
Cig Neutron (Season 7) Los Angeles CA
Emily Serpico (Season 8) Orlando, FL
Evan Hedges (Season 9) Boulder, CO
Gage Hubbard (Season 1) Los Angeles, CA
George Troester (Season 7) Los Angeles, CA
Jasmine Ringo (Season 9) Las Vegas, NV
Keaghlan Ashley (Season 7) Los Angeles, CA
Logan Long (Season 8) Salt Lake City, UT
Melissa Ebbe (Season 10) Milwaukee, WI
Niko Gonzalez (Season 6) Los Angeles, CA
Rachael Wagner (Season 7) Los Angeles, CA
Stella Sensel (Season 7) New York, NY
Tyler Green (Season 6) Litchfield, CT

McKenzie Westmore, a member of a multi-generational family dynasty whose name is synonymous with the make-up effects field, returns to host FACE OFF: ALL STARS, as do the series' popular judges, multiple Academy Award® winner Ve Neill ("Pirates of the Caribbean," "The Amazing Spider-Man"), industry veteran Glenn Hetrick ("The Hunger Games," "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D"), and creature designer Neville Page ("Avatar," "Prometheus"). World-renowned Hollywood make-up artist Michael Westmore ("Star Trek") continues as contestant mentor.

Season 11 will also feature entertainment industry leaders as special guests, including Director John Landis ("The Blues Brothers," "Coming To America"), Writer and Director Paul W.S. Anderson ("Death Race," Resident Evil") Producer Suzanne Todd ("Alice in Wonderland," "Austin Powers"), Director Marcus Nispel ("The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," "Friday the 13th") and Emmy® winning Stunt Coordinator Jeff Wolfe ("Rush Hour," "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End").

Trivia Question: What's between 6 Geese a laying and 4 calling Birds?

Time's up. 5.....Golden rings. NBC has greenlighted the pilot 5 Gold Rings, a game show based on a U.K. format from Possessed, part of ITV Studios, and Talpa. The series will be produced by ITV Entertainment.
Played on an interactive LED floor, 5 Gold Rings takes its title from the rings given each player as they answer questions over five levels. Viewers can connect to the game via smartphone, playing along on a mini-version of the LED floor.

“5 Gold Rings taps in to so many of the reasons game shows continue to appeal to US audiences,” said David Eilenberg, President, ITV Entertainment (pictured). “With mind-bending questions, big shiny floor visuals and a ticking clock, this show offers a fantastic dose of fun, excitement and adrenaline for game show fans across the board.”

Maarten Meijs, Managing Director of Talpa Global, noted the game’s global potential. “The unique gameplay combined with impressive and unique visual questions is sure to appeal to the US audience and we’re looking forward to working with ITV Entertainment and NBC to turn 5 Gold Rings into the new hit game show.”

The game “requires pinpoint accuracy as well as critical thinking,” said Glenn Hugill, Managing Director of Possessed, “creating an amazing arena-like atmosphere that’s part big money game-show and part sports. Best of all we have discovered that, across the world, everyone loves the out-and-out fun of the play along.”
5 Gold Rings recently launched in the Netherlands on SBS6 and will air in the U.K. on ITV early this year. Co-created by Possessed and Talpa, it is the first format jointly developed by the two companies. That and a partridge in a pear tree.  

Top Chef Turns 15.....seasons that is.

Bravo Media's Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series "Top Chef" is embarking on a nationwide search for the utmost talented and emerging chefs to compete on season 15 of the high-stakes culinary competition series. This year's chef meet and greets will take place by appointment at restaurants of alumni and friends of "Top Chef" in Chicago, Dallas, New Orleans, New York, Pittsburgh, Portland, San Francisco and Washington D.C.
Currently in its 14th season and airing Thursday nights at 9pm ET/PT, "Top Chef" is averaging more than 2 million total viewers, up 4% versus the prior season. The season premiere (12/1/16) was the most watched season premiere in over five years in total viewers.*
The competition in Charleston continues on a nostalgic brand new episode of "Top Chef" airing Thursday, January 26 at 9 PM ET/PT, when season six winner Michael Voltaggio puts the seven remaining chefs' palates to the test with a blindfolded taste experiment. For the elimination challenge, the chefs are asked to draw inspiration from their own childhood memories to create dishes for the MUSC Children's Hospital Fund charity gala on the ultra-exclusive Kiawah Island. The chefs will need to impress 100 guests in order to stay in the competition. For a sneak peek, please visit:

Don't tell Sasha Banks this....

Susan Calman is to host a daytime quiz for BBC One, Chortle can reveal.
The Boss requires contestants to cooperate with and betray each other in knockout rounds of strategy and general knowledge.

Twenty 45-minute episodes have been ordered, and auditions are beginning for recordings at the BBC's studios at MediaCity in Salford. The comic has also postponed tour dates in Keswick, Leicester, Durham and Hove next month.

In each episode, one contestant becomes The Boss and must decide which of the other five is best suited to answer a mixture of questions, identifying each’s strengths and weaknesses.

To win the cash prize, The Boss must remain in power. At the end of every round, the other contestants can choose to challenge them in a head-to-head battle that will see one eliminated.

Dan McGolpin, the BBC’s Controller of Daytime, said: ‘It’s great news that Susan Calman is joining our line-up. She will bring her natural wit and charm to new quiz The Boss where she will put aspiring leaders through their paces and pull them up on any shortcomings.’
Calman previously hosted The Lie, a quiz on STV in 2014, and currently asks the questions on kid's show Top Class, which pits teams from UK primary schools against each other. It returns for a second series on CBBC on Wednesday.

Right now, let's question this! The category is.....

Disney Movies. The clue is:

This Disney Film is given credit for breathing life back into the art of Disney animated feature films after a string of critical or commercial failures produced by Disney that dated back to the early 1970s.

Think about that for one second after this Google Play music interlude from.....Nikki Phillippi. One example of her channel is this.....

And now she will tackle a hillsong classic. Take it, Nikki!

Did you figure it out? The answer, er, question was.....

"What is The Little Mermaid?"

And because I like you so much, here's Erin Robinson of Clevver singing it on her Snapchat from last year.

Now on to more businesss. Divided bowed on GSN, and was the first new show of 2017 for the network. But let's be honest. There are 3 things you should never watch Divided and here's why.

 Number 1....


Arguments is what our lives go through is we get mad. Because on this show, the more they argue, the less money they'll win. So what?

Number 2....

Mike Richards.

He wore glasses this time around in his GSN return in addition to making trips go over $10,000 and picking sugar high weirdoes on Price. Drew must be in for the paycheck.

 And Number 3.....

It may not work unlike the Chase.

The Chase used to be a surefire hit, but GSN made a mistake for replacing it with something else. At least there's Idiotest still around.

That's it for this week. Today's consolation prize is a copy of Game Show Alternative Facts. Not available at bookstores everywhere but in public libraries everywhere.

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.